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Clerical Officer - Health Records

Job Reference: 252-3565169

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Queen Marys Hospital, Sidcup
£22,444 - £23,816 per annum

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you’ll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere.

We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences build on the progress we’ve achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work.

We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

You will find useful information below that provide further information on the diverse range of career opportunities within Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust.

Health Records Clerical Officer

AfC Band 2 – Permanent - 37.5 hours PW

Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust has an exciting opportunity for a Health Records eHR Officer to join the QMH Health Records Team on a permanent basis. Whilst mainly located at Queen Mary's hospital, some working at Darent Valley maybe required.

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of Scanning Bureau functions and be familiar with the various aspects of Prepping, Scanning, QA, QC and issue logging/resolving. General knowledge of Health Records functions will be an advantage as flexibility in the role is required.

Key areas of responsibility will be

  • Participating in all day-to-day scanning and scanning preparation duties.
  • Meeting deadlines and targets for scanning outputs
  • Perform QA and QC checks
  • Assist with other Health Records department functions when required, e.g. to cover sickness absence

The ideal candidate will have a passion for contributing to providing high quality, innovative modern Health Records services. They will aid the development of the eHR Scanning service, striving to improve quality in line with Trust, NHS Digital and legislative requirements.

If you are looking to join a friendly and pro-active Trust then this might be the role for you. For further information please Tracey Flack – Operations Manager ( or Susan Martin, Senior Clerical Officer (

Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

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