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Assistant Medical Secretary

Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Closes: 5 Nov 2020
York, United Kingdom £19,737 - £21,142 per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_1NtakiMv3SBI

Assistant Medical Secretary

Job Reference: 419-2672230-AMS-CG4

Employer: Department: Laboratory Medicine Location: York Salary: £19,737 - £21,142 per annum

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Do you share our values? We're looking for applications from people who:
  • care about what they do;
  • respect and value others;
  • listen in order to improve; and
  • always do what they can to be helpful help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.

An opportunity has arisen for a position of Assistant Medical Secretary, based in the Laboratory Medicine Admin Department at York Hospital. The post holder will work within an established team of Secretaries to provide full secretarial support to the Haematology Consultant Team.

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and flexible individual, who can work effectively using their own initiative, as well as being part of the Secretarial Team. The successful candidate will provide support to the Medical Secretaries and their Consultant Teams, and be a proficient audio typist with the ability to transcribe complex audio tapes and digital dictation, which will include complicated medical terminology. They will also be required to take and transcribe minutes at regular Haematology/Blood Transfusion meetings.

Excellent administration/secretarial skills and audio-typing experience are vital, as well as a good understanding of customer relations. You will regularly be required to deal with queries from patients, Consultants and GPs and use electronic work lists to actively monitor patient pathways together with general administrative tasks.

The successful candidate will be required to work well under pressure, with the ability to prioritise the demands of a busy office and manage their time and workload efficiently and effectively. They will also be required to work unsupervised, and communicate with Consultants on a regular basis.

The successful candidate will possess GCSE English Language grade C or above (or equivalent), have demonstrable typing skills, with a relevant qualification of at least RSA II (or equivalent), as well as previous clerical/administrative experience, if possible in a healthcare setting. A knowledge of medical terminology would be desirable but not essential as training will be provided to the successful candidate. A typing test will be included as part of the interview process.

This is a part time position i.e. 22.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Imogen Fairburn, MLA & Laboratory Admin Manager

01904 721649

It's not just the area that's a great draw. In addition, as a member of our team you'll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

Agile and Flexible Working
We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments whilst ensuring minimal service impact, and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named below to discuss any requirements you may have.

DBS Checks

All new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. The charges are currently £27.20 for a standard check and £44.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

Please note that Volunteers, Bank only staff and Apprentices on the National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we're proud to serve 800,000 people.

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