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Medical Secretary – Band 4

Job Reference: 327-19-021

Employer:
2gether NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Colliers Court
Location:
Cinderford
Salary:
£20,150 to £23,363 per annum pro rata

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2gether NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.


The 2gether NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Band 4 Medical Secretary to provide high level confidential administrative support to the Consultants for the Forest Learning Disabilities Team, based at Colliers Court in Cinderford.

You will be expected to manage your own workload on a day-to-day basis and act independently to action and prioritise work to meet deadlines. Key responsibilities will include efficient diary management for the Consultant, audio typing clinic sessions and appointments, maintaining and ensuring efficient systems and processes are in place to effectively support your Consultant and their Medical Team.Good customer service skills are essential as you will be communicating with patients, parents/carer’s as well as internal and external professionals.

The ability to maintain a calm, positive and flexible approach to your work is essential. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, hard-working team player who can ensure excellent organisational skills, sustain quality in their document production, manage their own workload on a day-to-day basis, and prioritise work to meet deadlines.

You must be comfortable working in a busy medical secretary office, being part of, and supportive to, the medical secretary and administrative teams based in the building.

The successful candidate must have experience of Secretarial/PA duties. You will be qualified to GCSE level, hold an RSA typing qualification and have a good understanding of MS Office. An ECDL and an administrative/secretarial qualification at level 3 would also be helpful.

If you have a positive disposition, a ‘can do’ attitude and seeking a rewarding role, we welcome your application.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Sarah Smith, West Locality Support Services Manager, on 01452 894873 or email sarah.smith152@nhs.net

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory trainingand post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

To ensure you fully understand how the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘2gether NHS Foundation Trust Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render him/her liable to dismissal.




Applicants who have been shortlisted will be contacted via NHS Jobs. Please check your account regularly. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date you have probably not been shortlisted. We are sorry that on some occasions we are unable to let you know the outcome of your application. The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

Applicants should note that all appointments to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust (excluding Medical Staffing appointments) are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probation period.

Please be aware that all employees of the Trust who need to have a DBS check in order to carry out their role, will be required to repay the cost, which is currently £50 for an enhanced check or £32 for a standard check.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Any request will be set against genuine operational requirements and limitations and it is not obligatory for a manager to accede to the request.

As part of the Trust requirement to practice safely all internal applicants, including bank staff, are required to be up to date with statutory and mandatory training, or have booked dates for expired training.

For positions Band 8a and above there is a requirement to participate in an on-call rota to ensure a high quality of care for patients at all times and continued support to all staff with access to the right knowledge and expertise. For further information on this please consult the job description.

Please note that all candidates who declare themselves on their application form to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted in accordance with the Trust’s Two Ticks Pledge on disability.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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