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Apprentice in Health Records and Outpatient Reception

Posted: 30 Sep 2020 Closes: 30 Oct 2020
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, United Kingdom National Apprenticeship Wage
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Apprentice in Health Records and Outpatient Reception

Job Reference: 210-COCH-20-582

Employer: Department: Diagnostics Location: Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester Salary: National Apprenticeship Wage

At the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we pride ourselves on not only leading through clinical excellence, but also by creating an environment where all staff are valued and appreciated. The Trust has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality patient care and is nationally accredited at the highest levels in many areas, in particular clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Our Vision for the Trust is to deliver NHS care locally that makes our staff and our community proud. We want our patients to be assured they will receive care as rapidly as possible in a first-class environment that is Safe, Kind and Effective.

Our High Performance Culture will support everyone to be the best version of themselves by being true to our Trust vision, values and behaviors.

Working hours: 36 hours per week

Who Our Opportunity is for:

Would you like to start an exciting career as an Apprentice in Health Records and Outpatient Reception within the NHS whilst achieving a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification?

Do you want a paid job with great prospects to grow and develop your skills? If the answer is YES then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

An opportunity has arisen in the Health Records and Outpatient Reception Department for a 1x36 hour apprentice. The post has a comprehensive training programme involving rotating between Health Records and the Outpatient Reception Departments allowing the successful candidate to get excellent training in a variety of administration positions.

What this Opportunity means:
  • The apprenticeship is a work-based training programme where you will be able to develop your skills, including English and Maths, and to gain a nationally recognised qualification in Business Administration.
  • The successful post holder will provide support to an efficient and confidential clerical team with duties including digitalizing records, preparing casenotes and receptioning patients.
  • A portion of the post holder's day will include walking to and from different departments within the hospital for such tasks as to obtain and deliver case notes and clinic trolleys etc.
  • You will attend a 1-day Corporate Induction introducing you to our Trust & ensure you settle in
  • A friendly and supportive working environment
  • Excellent holiday entitlements 27 days + bank holidays rising to 33 after 10 years' service (pro rata)
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Staff support, health and wellbeing opportunities & other employee benefits
For further details / informal visits contact:

NameTracy Blackhall or Cheryl AndrewsJob titleHealth Records ManagerEmail addresstracy.blackhall@nhs.netTelephone number01244366466

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large district General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital. The Trust has almost 4,000 staff and provides a range of medical services to more than 445,000 patients per year from areas covering Western Cheshire, Ellesmere Port, Neston and North Wales.

If subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975, then a disclosure submission will be made to the Disclosure & Barring service (formerly CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. The cost of the DBS application is £28 (standard) or £45 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those requiring Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applicants. However non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available, as the Trust is unlikely in this circumstance to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website

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