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Medical Secretary

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Band 4
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Princess Royal University Hospital
£25,766 - £27,941 per annum, inc HCA (dependent on continous NHS Service years)
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King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and well-organised Medical Secretary to join the Haematology Department based at the Princess Royal University Hospital site. You will be responsible for providing an effective service to the Haematologists and their teams. This post offers an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and conscientious individual to be a part of a busy team. The work involves processing clinic letters, booking of appointments, liaising with internal as well as external providers. You will be dealing with incoming queries and day-to-day administrative duties. The post requires an understanding of the 18 week RTT process.

The successful candidate must have experience of performing administrative duties in an NHS or private hospital setting, be able to work well in a team, take instructions from several sources, as well as having excellent communication and organisational skills. We are looking for someone who can multitask, has strong admin abilities and can prioritise their own workload. The successful candidate will have intermediate to advanced skills using I.T. packages, have an excellent telephone manner with strong problem solving skills and the ability to take clear messages and perform general office duties. The successful candidate will have a good general education with the equivalent of GCSE in English at Grade A-C (or equivalent work based experience) and have a keen eye for detail. They will become part of a small team playing an instrumental part in the smooth running of the department; therefore a positive attitude and flexibility is essential. A willingness to learn and develop skills will be positively encouraged. We value our diverse workforce and consider all applicants on the ground of their ability to do the job.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date if enough suitable applications are received. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application. Previous applicants will not be considered.

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The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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