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Ward Clerk/Receptionist

Posted: 8 Oct 2020 Closes: 6 Nov 2020
Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom £18,005 - £19,337 pro rata
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Ward Clerk/Receptionist

Job Reference: 428-ATR11407-A

Employer: Department: Children's unit Location: Poole, Dorset Salary: £18,005 - £19,337 pro rata

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

You will now be one of the first new employees of University Hospitals Dorset and you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk, run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.

The Children's Unit is seeking to recruit a hard-working and highly motivated individual to the admin and clerical team as a ward clerk/receptionist. The unit comprises of 26 inpatient beds and 9 assessment beds alongside day care.

The successful applicant will be expected to work on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week, total of 22.5 hours. The location of work is flexible between main children's reception and ward reception on Acrewood and CAU. The clerical team comprises of three others who cover Monday - Friday between the ward and main children's reception, working closely together to support each other.

The main purpose of the post is to provide an efficient and effective clerical support to the Children's unit team of doctors, nurses, other allied health professionals along with the children and families coming to the unit on a daily basis.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 21/10/2020

Provisional interview date: 09/11/2020

Please note: This vacancy may close early if we receive a high number of applications.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Wendy Edwards (Operational Support for Women, Children and Oncology)

Email address:

Telephone number: 01202 442177

Please note that this advert may be removed before the end date if sufficient applications are received. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. We seek to establish a workforce as diverse as the population we serve.

  • To show us you are right for this job please relate your application to the criteria for the post as detailed in the job description and person specification shown in the right hand column.
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  • If you join us and need a DBS check we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost (dependent on your banding)
  • Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.
  • If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.
  • You will be joining a newly merged Trust and some Policies and local Terms and Conditions that apply to you will be confirmed in the coming months.
  • In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us.
  • Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).
  • Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.
  • Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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