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Personal Assistant - Band 4 - Urology

Posted: 1 Oct 2020 Closes: 31 Oct 2020
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom £21,892 to £24,157 pa
Permanent & Full-time NHS_ZjbZIT0ByDwZ

Personal Assistant - Band 4 - Urology

Job Reference: 179-387-20-S

Employer: Department: Surgical Secretaries Location: Bury St. Edmunds Salary: £21,892 to £24,157 pa

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time - whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people's own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

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  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.
  • We're among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.
  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.
  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

Surgical PA - Band 4 - Urology, 25hpw part time, Permanent

Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?

Surgical P.A. - Urology Department, West Suffolk Hospital

25 hours - Monday - Thursday

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate Surgical P.A. to join the Urology Team at the West Suffolk Hospital.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a high level of comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to the Urology Consultants and their team.

As well as having the required typing qualifications the right candidatewill also have excellent telephone skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate appropriately with patients, relatives and professional staff within the department.

The successful applicant will also be required to cross cover for colleagues during periods of annual leave and other types of leave.

For further information please contact: Sue Clark, Surgical Secretary Supervisor, on extension 3511.

If you have the necessary skills, experience and qualities to help us to put patients first, please contact Jackie Brennan, Assistant Service Manager, Admin & Clerical/RTT on (01284) 713031 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit.
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In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

CAR PARKING - This post does not entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site. The Trust offer parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack.

If required to work on a weekend, the restriction does not apply. Parking is allowed on site Saturday and Sunday provided a day ticket (£2.10) is clearly displayed.

For posts that include "on call" duties successful candidates will need to complete an application form for access through the barriers from the car park office.

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We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

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