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Clinical Team Secretary

Posted: 2 Oct 2020 Closes: 1 Nov 2020
Durham, United Kingdom £19,737 - £21,142 pro rata per annum
Permanent & Full-time NHS_2AGopNBtjQ1i

Clinical Team Secretary

Job Reference: 346-DDM-051-20-A

Employer: Department: Mental Healh Services for Older People Location: Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham Salary: £19,737 - £21,142 pro rata per annum

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal's Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

We are looking to recruit a self-motivated, well organised and highly skilled team secretary, to provide comprehensive and efficient secretarial for the Acute Psychiatric Liaison service. This is a challenging opportunity to support a developing, diverse multidisciplinary team, covering the North Durham team working in the Durham and Darlington Locality..

The post holder should be able to demonstrate excellent communication, diary management and organisational skills and have experience of working in an office/customer service environment. A commitment to providing a high quality administrative support service to include supporting the multi-disciplinary specialists with co-ordination/organising of training /meetings and the ability to follow up on associated tasks/duties are essential requirements.

We are seeking a highly skilled, team player who will be required to have a flexible approach to work and the ability to maintain effective working relationships, whilst at times working remotely from some members of the administration team. The post holder will be required to work with minimal supervision and able to prioritize their own workload A working knowledge of information governance/confidentiality and the ability to deal with complex/sensitive issues are also important aspect of the roles.

The post holder will be required to have NVQ3/ITQ2 or equivalent qualifications in administration. Knowledge of patient information systems, medical terminology and an understanding of Microsoft Office will also be advantageous. Please see the person specification for more details.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Joanne Bell, Acute Liaison Service Manager, 07919395777

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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