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Administrative Assistant

Job Reference: 833-HK-AS-500-19

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Killingbeck Court
£17,652 to £19,020 per annum pro-rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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The Role

The Neighbourhood Night Service is a forward thinking, dynamic team that is continuously looking to improve and develop as the demand for the service we deliver changes. We are seeking to appoint an administration assistant to support the Senior Nurse and work as part of our award winning nursing team to ensure that we deliver outstanding patient care.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a service that really has an impact on patient care. We offer personal development and job satisfaction - knowing that you have had a real impact on the patient experience.

A full tailored induction programme will be supported and ongoing development encouraged.

This is a busy service and your main role will be to be the first point of contact for patient telephone calls.

You will need to take messages clearly and deal with information that is both confidential and sensitive and occasionally destressing in nature. It will be your role to ensure that calls are passed to the senior nurse for triaging in an efficient manner to enable patient care to be prioritised.

You will also be taking calls and dealing with clinical team members and supporting them with sharing of patient information and use of information technology. You will provide a full range of administrative support overnight to the whole team.

The Opportunities

We currently have two opportunties for the ideal candidates to join us. One role is on a fixed term/ secondment basis for 28.5 hours per week for a 12 Month Contract.If you are applying on a secondment basis, please ensure you have the approval of your Line Manager prior to applying.

The second role is a permanent 19 hours per week contract.

Please state in your supporting information your contract preference.

About You

Customer service skills are essential as you will be dealing with patients who are often in a difficult situation. Excellent telephone manner is vital. A calm personality is essential as this is a busy service with conflicting priorities and you will need to ensure that you remain calm and professional at all times.

You need to be able to pass on messages clearly, accurately and in a timely manner.

You will have excellent IT skills as you will be using electronic patient records to record all calls made and received. You will also be a point of contact for staff who require IT support overnight.You will need to be able to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.

You will have excellent problem solving skills to support the senior nurse on duty with ad hoc issues that arise, for example, staff sickness impacting on planned work.

You will have considerable administrative experience. NHS and SystmOne experience would be an advantage, though not essential.

Flexibility within the team is essential to ensure that there is support available to the service seven nights per week.

If this job sounds like it suits you down to the ground, apply now before you forget!

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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