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Medical Secretary

Job Reference: 412-W&C-491-501

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Community Paediatrics
£18,813 to £20,795 pa

The Community Paediatric Department forms part of the Women’s & Children’s Division of the Trust, and provides a service to children from birth up to age 19. We have a team of Community Paediatricians and Specialist Nurses, supported by administrative and clinic support staff. The department is based at Leighton Hospital in Crewe and at Wharton Healthcare Centre in Winsford, and we currently have a vacancy for a medical secretary, working 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, from 09:00 – 17:00. Whilst the post is based primarily at Leighton Hospital, service need may require you to work at our Wharton base from time to time.


This is a demanding role which requires excellent organisational skills. Candidates will be expected to manage doctors’ and nurses’ caseloads and diaries, scheduling appointments and arranging medical sessions in schools and clinics throughout the area. The post involves considerable audio typing and the successful candidate will need excellent audio typing skills.


Applicants should be highly motivated and have the ability to work on their own initiative, but also be happy to work as part of a team. Previous secretarial experience is essential, as is a calm, methodical approach to the job. Considerable liaison with other departments and agencies, and with parents or careers, is an integral part of the role and good communication skills are vital.


Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we may use this to contact you regarding your application.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of Recruitment Services on 01270 273894 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

It is the policy of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust not to reimburse travel to interview expenses incurred for any positions including Medical jobs.

The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity; we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community. We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process is accessible to all. Flexible Working applications will be considered. The Trust operates a No Smoking Policy

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as we have invested in state of the art theatres, Critical Care, Emergency Department and our Childrens Wards (to name but a few). We have also invested in our people, ensuring we have the right number of the right people delivering care, fostering a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


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  • Appointments are subject to a 6 month probationary period
  • You will be required to pay for a DBS disclosure where the post requires one
  • MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact or tel. 01270 273937 to discuss

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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.

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