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Theatre Coordinator Full Time

at Northern Care Alliance NHS Group London in London (Published at 20-09-2021)

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group was created by bringing together staff and services from two NHS Trusts, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we?ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of over 19,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond ? come and take your place with us.


Job overview


This is an excellent opportunity to work within the Dermatology team based at Altrincham Health & Wellbeing Centre/Kingsgate House Stockport. (Please note the Service is currently based at Altrincham Health & Wellbeing Centre but may relocate to Stockport in the future). The role is flexible and some home working can be incorporated.
You must possess excellent customer service skills along with sound communication skills. You must be able to work on your own initiative to organise and prioritise your own workload and balance this with the demands of this diverse and varied role.



You will play a key role in the service we provide to our patients and must therefore have previous experience within an NHS setting. You will support the administrative and clinical team by managing the Theatre Waiting List, ensuring our patients receive timely appointments for their minor procedures. You will be responsible for preparation of such theatres by ensuring all appropriate documentation is readily available.



You will take some ownership in ensuring patients 18 week pathways are validated and updated so some knowledge and understanding of Referral to Treatment standards would be beneficial.



A strong commitment to personal and professional development and teamwork are also essential elements to the success of this role. You will be supported by a team of secretarial and administrative staff and will report directly to your Support Manager.


Main duties of the job


The Theatre Co-ordinator will be based in the Dermatology Department which is responsible for receiving, processing, scanning and forwarding of theatre request agreeing, amending and issuing appointments; ensuring that all processes are carried out in a timely and accurate manner to ensure an efficient appointment booking service. All 18 week and booking targets for routine and urgent must be adhered to.

The post holder is responsible for the provision of a booking appointment service using Patient Centre, electronic scanning equipment and fax machines. This will involve formal liaison with Service users including Service Managers to ensure that patients are seen within target dates and that clinic templates are managed to full capacity. The post holder will have the responsibility of managing a number of waiting lists and clinic booking summaries whilst providing a confidential, efficient and user friendly service.



The Theatre desk will be open from 09.00am ? 17.00pm Monday ? Friday


Working for our organisation


Salford Care Organisation



Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities


To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk


Person specification


Essential


Essential criteria

  • Booking & Scheduling experience

  • Experience of working in a Hospital setting

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of RTT & Cancer pathways

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.
All communications to applicants will be via the email address provided on your application form and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for this post.
You are advised to check Spam and Junk folders as emails can sometimes go to these folders. Although references are not requested until a conditional offer is made, we would be grateful if you could provide us with email addresses for your referees when prompted by the application form.
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If you have any queries please contact the Manager for this vacancy as detailed in the advert.
This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. That means we will recognise your continuous or ?unbroken? service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.



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