NHS AfC: Band 4
23 hours per week
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum pro rata
The Surgical Care Group at St Helens and Whiston Hospitals is looking to appoint to a part time Personal Medical Secretary to provide a comprehensive service with the minimum of supervision.
The successful applicant will be able to organise their own workload and co-ordinate workload activities with other Personal Medical Secretaries in the team. The successful candidate will be of a pleasant disposition, have excellent interpersonal skills and a friendly telephone manner.
Applicants will be proficient in the use of audio-typing and word-processing packages and qualified to at least RSA Level 3/OCR typing/word-processing or equivalent. Knowledge of medical terminology is essential. Possession of the AMSPAR certificate is desirable. Experience of using Microsoft Office software and the Medway system is an advantage but training will be provided if necessary.
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.
There is one post of 23 hours available to be worked half day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The interview will consist of a short test along with a competency based interview. Interview date to be confirmed
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!
The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.
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.
Our latest achievements include:
Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;
Positive organisation culture of safety
Quality of care
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Providing a safe environment for staff
Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.
For further information / informal visit please contact: Louise Nee, Administration Services Co-ordinator, St Helens Hospital on 01744 646606
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 protected 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.
The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.
If you are experiencing difficulties in accessing the electronic application form. Please email the team, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.