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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

The Oxford City and NE Oxon Adult Mental Health Team (AMHT), forming part of Oxford Health NHS Trust and based in the heart of Oxford City, are pleased to advertise for up to two medical secretaries. You would be assigned to specific consultant psychiatrists to provide direct administration support and be part of the wider clinical support / administrative team supporting the wider AMHT. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible, empathetic and self-motivated individual to work within our team

The successful candidate will need to have proven secretarial experience with a good eye for detail, excellent communication, administrative and organisational / prioritisation skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, managing Outlook diaries, digital dictation (BigHand), weekly team minute taking and be able to liaise with employees at all levels. They will also have the skills to handle all contacts confidently with compassion, patience and professionalism.

The role will suit someone who enjoys working in a busy office where they would be able to work as a part of a team, as well as under their own initiative. This is an important role which helps run an efficient service but is also an extremely rewarding one.

We will offer the successful candidate a supportive team, with regular supervision meetings, opportunities for continued professional development and a friendly and sometimes challenging working environment.

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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