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Medical Secretary Full Time

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

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and proactive Medical Secretary to join our busy and dynamic team in Clinical Administration.

You must be highly motivated and committed to provide high quality administrative and PA support.

Main duties of the job

A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, RSA III or equivalent typing and a strong commitment to personal and professional development and teamwork are essential for this post. Knowledge of the 18-week patient pathway would be advantageous but not essential, as training will be given.

As the role involves dealing with the public and professionals you must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. You will have a flexible and professional approach.

You will possess excellent communication skills, have proven organisational skills and be able to work on your own initiative.

You will be able to organise and prioritise your own workload and balance this with the demands of this diverse and varied role.

Working for our organisation

Oldham Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. The place where the world?s first IVF baby was delivered, Oldham is a town of pioneering firsts. Today, Oldham is responsible for delivering a range of acute and community health services across the local area and at The Royal Oldham Hospital. As a designated major trauma unit for Greater Manchester and one of only three vascular centres in Greater Manchester, Oldham is a specialist hospital for acute surgery and provides state-of-the-art onsite pathology services to the North West.

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 criteria

  • Word processing - Qualified to RSA III/NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification/demonstrable skills (60+ wpm at 98% accuracy

Desirable criteria

  • AMSPAR Medical Secretarial Diploma

  • ECDL or equivalent qualification

  • City and Guilds Certificate in Medical Terminology, or equivalent demonstrable skills/experience


Essential criteria

  • Experience of providing secretarial services in a hospital environment

  • Experience of using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook

  • Experience of using IM&T systems for data entry

  • Experience of successfully working within tight time frames and to deadlines

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of using digital dictation systems

  • Experience of using Patient Administration System (PAS)

  • Experience of medical audio typing


Essential criteria

  • Advanced keyboard skills

  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner

  • Proven organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload with interruptions and changing priorities

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise own workload

  • Knowledge of a full range of secretarial procedures and their application to improve service efficiency and effectiveness

  • Good command and understanding of English, punctuation and grammar

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of medical terminology within more than one specialty

  • Understanding of the Data Protection Act

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