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Medical Secretary Full Time

at St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals in London (Published at 09-12-2018)

£17,787 - £20,448 a year
Temporary, Contract
Main area

Surgical Care


NHS AfC: Band 3


Fixed Term for 9 months


Part time 25.5 hours per week

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£17,787-£20,448 pro rata per annum


13/12/2018 23:59

If you are an NHS At Risk applicant, please state this in your supporting information section of your application form.

"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site.

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)

  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)

  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)

  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014

  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)

  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)

  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work

  • a place to receive treatment

  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver

  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

Medical Secretary

Whiston Hospital

Surgical care

9 months Fixed term to cover maternity leave

Part time 25.5 hour post (Tuesday?Wednesday 09:00am?17:00pm & Friday 09:00am 15:30pm)

£17,787-£20,448 pro rata per annum

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the second year running! We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

The Surgical Care Group is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Medical Secretary to support all specialities and respective team members. This demanding role will require excellent audio typing skills, time management and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate must be able to prioritise their own workload and will require a flexible approach to their duties. They must be able to communicate effectively with staff at all levels within the organisation.

The post holder should be proficient in the use of audio typing and word processing (Microsoft Office packages). Knowledge of medical terminology is essential. A minimum of RSA/OCR IIl Typing/Word Processing is required. A personal job specification will be sent with the relevant post. Training will be given where necessary for internal IT systems.

There is a need to be able to work to tight deadlines and withstand the pressure of a busy department and it is essential that you are able to work on your own initiative.

Advert date: 05th December 2018

Closing date: 13th December 2018

Shortlisting Date: 14th December 2018

Interviews: 19th December 2018

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to undertake this commitment.

The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are committed to providing an environment and services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve to enable us to reflect their diversity and improve the delivery of the services we provide.

Any information gathered during the application process relating to personal characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not made available to recruiting managers at any stage of the recruitment process.

As a ?Disability Confident Employer? we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum selection criteria (essential) at each stage of the selection process. You can indicate your wish submit an application under the Trust's guaranteed interview scheme in the personal information section of the online application form.

If you consider yourself to be disabled or have any other long term health issues and have special support needs in applying for a job, attending for an interview or in undertaking any tests as part of a selection process, please inform us of any reasonable adjustments you require in order for us to support you in maximising your ability to gain employment with us.

Questions or queries on specific vacancies should be directed to the named contact/ recruiting manager on the advert itself.

Application forms are available in paper format, if you are having difficulties in accessing the electroinc application form. Please email recruitment@sthk.nhs.uk to request one.

We advise that you regularly check the email account from which you have applied for the vacancy. We communicate with applicants and successful candidates via our TRAC System and not NHS Jobs therefore please do not email us via NHS Jobs. Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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