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Medical Secretary B4

Job Reference: 175-1920-SEC1852A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Admin Secretaries
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Road, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£21,089 to £23,761 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first Royal Hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.


Clinical Administration

Medical Secretary

Band 4

37.5 hours per week

Salary Scale £21,089 – 23,761

Our Medical Secretaries play a vital role in supporting our doctors and nurses in the delivery of excellence by bringing their skills and professionalism into booking appointments, speaking to patients on the telephone, typing clinical letters, scheduling operations, amongst many other essential tasks. The life of a Medical Secretary is varied, interesting and highly valued.

Are you organised and motivated with the qualities and skills (or willingness to learn) to make a difference to our patients’ care?

Are you keen to join us and grow your career with a world-class organisation at an exciting time of change?

If yes, we would love to hear from you.

This post will be predominantly based at Royal Papworth Hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with the requirement of working from our offices in Huntingdon on the odd occasion.

The successful candidates will be joining a Trust with a focus on providing excellent patient care and experience alongside innovation and they will have an important role in supporting clinical teams to achieve these goals.

Applicants should have proven interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, have excellent organisational skills and demonstrate good time management. You should also be able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels and work well as part of a team.

The main duties of the role are to include maintaining an up-to-date electronic diary and paper based databases, audio typing and taking of formal minutes of meetings using medical terminology.

The post holder should be of RSA III and/or ECDL or relevant equivalent experience together with the ability to work flexibly in order to meet changing work demands of the department. Previous NHS experience is an advantage but not essential as full training will be given on the NHS systems.

If you would like more information about any of these roles in the first instance please contact Michelle Marshall Clinical Administration Service Manager on Tel: 01223 639704.

Closing date: 19th July2019 Interview date: 23rd July 2019

Interviews will take at Royal Papworth House Huntingdon

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

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 Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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