You should be able to provide a comprehensive and quality medical secretarial service to a team of Consultant Oncologists and associated supporting clinical staff, supporting the efficiency of front-line services. Co-ordinate clinic management, manage and prioritise workload, liaising closely with other medical secretaries within the department and allied services. Co-ordinate referrals and new appointments and liaising sensitively with patients. Providing first point of contact to the Consultants office, requiring emotional resilience for the sensitive nature of the department and organisational skills needed to co-ordinate visiting consultant workload.
To be the named point of contact when colleagues are on leave.
Main duties of the job
- Organising consultant clinics
- Word processing and audio typing
- Patient – consultant liaison
- Sort incoming postal and electronic mail
- Communicate with external trusts for patient care
- Cover for colleagues annual leave
- Various office duties (photocopying, printing, answering telephone calls etc)
- NEW – ability to work efficiently from the office, or from home.
Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! –
What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
- As part of our BHT family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
- We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
- We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.
Why work for us?
- We’re committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
- As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
- Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
What do we stand for?
- Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
- Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
- Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.
20 April 2023
Agenda for change
£23,949 to £26,282 a year per annum pro rata
Full-time, Part-time, Job share
Queen Alexandra Road
For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.
Education & Qualifications & training
- Educated to English GCSE or equivalent.
- RSA typing qualification or proven experience
- Knowledge of medical terminology is highly desirable (AMSPAR).
- Experience of secretarial/administrative work.
- Experience of word processing and audio-typing.
- Experience of customer care to provide sensitive and professional service to patients and colleagues, both internal and external.
- Experience of managing a discrete body of work to ensure timescales are met.
- Experience of working within the NHS/GP Practice.
Skills, Abilities & knowledge
- Excellent keyboard skills are required to ensure provision of an efficient and accurate service to patients and medical staff.
- Medical Terminology knowledge would be an advantage.
- Clear and concise verbal communication to ensure accuracy of information being required or transferred.
- Ability to work under pressure and meet timescales.
- Able to work on own initiative and as part of team to ensure cross cover of all aspects of work are covered.
- Knowledge of Trust systems for the day-to-day administration.
- Ability to travel to other Trust sites if necessary.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .