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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/10/2022.

B4 Medical Secretary

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8379

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Spalding OA CMHT
£23,949 to £26,282 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 4 (A4C) Medical Secretary to join the Spalding OA CMHT, supporting the Older People and Frailty Division, working 5 days a week undertaking the core hours of 9am to 5pm.

The post holder will be expected to provide efficient and effective medical secretarial support to a Consultant and associated Medical Staff. You will also assist in the organisation of the Consultant’s workload. Having a positive, enthusiastic and “can do” attitude with a strong work ethic is important.You must have excellent communication skills and be comfortable in dealing with patients and carers' telephone calls and queries. You will require competency in all Microsoft Office 365 packages. Knowledge of RiO would be advantageous. The ability to demonstrate your initiative and work as part of a dedicated team is an important part of this job.

The medical secretary faces a challenging range of tasks including acting as a personal assistant to Consultant Psychiatrists and you will be required to support the coordination of team working, supporting Multi-disciplinary meetings and associated administrative work following these.

A degree of office based and flexible working from home is available but will need to be discussed to ensure that this supports service needs and demands.

The team supports patients over the age of 65 who present with serious mental illness. We also provide an all-age memory assessment and monitoring service.

The team consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist, a specialist doctor, senior mental health practitioners, Associate practitioners, and a dementia support service. The older adult division encompasses CMHT’s inpatient wards and home treatment teams as an alternative to hospital admission.

As a division we work closely together on a joined-up patient pathway to ensure transitions between services are smooth and aid patient recovery.

We are based at The Johnson Community Hospital in Spalding. This is a modern purpose-built building on the outskirts of Spalding with easy access to the surrounding road networks. There is ample free parking at the site.

As a Trust we employ over 2200 staff and in recent years we are proud to have been voted by those staff as one of the best mental health Trusts in England.
We firmly believe the key to high patient quality care is a contended workforce. And this is reflected in the Care quality Commission rating us “Outstanding” for well led and “Good” overall.
We believe in having a diverse workforce to reflect and support the diverse patient groups in our community.

The Trust has a clear focus on professional development to support individuals to provide excellent patient care. We also have a strong coaching network

We have 3 active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME) Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender (LGBT+) and staff with Mental and Physical Lived experience (MAPLE)
Our Staff wellbeing team provides an excellent and diverse array of groups and support, ranging from support for sleep hygiene, cancer support groups, CBT work and general advice and support.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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