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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Medical Secretary

Job Reference: 317-2021-35-05-DR

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Colorectal Surgery Specialty - Corporate
Location:
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary:
£20,330 - £21,777 pro rata, per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.


We are looking for a self-motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of Medical Secretary in Colorectal Surgery in General Surgery department at the RVI.

The post holder will work alongside one Team Leader/Senior Medical Secretary and five other medical secretaries as part of a team providing an efficient and effective service. The post will involve scheduling patients for surgical admission, operating diary management, dealing with telephone queries from patients and GPs, editing clinic letters, ensuring results are dealt with in a timely manner and general administrative duties.

You must have an English Language qualification to GCSE Level 4 (or above) or equivalent level qualification / relevant experience and possess at least NVQ III Certificate and RSA II typing certificate or equivalent qualification/experience. IT skills to include software packages and experience of secretarial procedures are essential. Knowledge of medical terminology is desirable but not essential, as training will be provided.

As well as having effective organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, it is essential that the applicant is able to prioritise work, handle difficult situations and have a flexible approach to working as part of a team. You should be able to integrate well with the existing team, be flexible in supporting the functions of the team and have a genuine desire to contribute to providing a quality service for patients.

Part Time 30 hours/week

 




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All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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