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Pathway Co-ordinator (Medical Secretary)

Band 3

Main area
Paediatrics
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
1 x 37.5 hrs & 1 x 33.75 hrs per week
Job ref
320-W&C-0436-A
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
30/06/2022 23:59
Interview date
07/07/2022

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen to join the Paediatric Business Unit as a Pathway 
Coordinator (Medical Secretary). The post holder will be a motivated team player, with excellent communication skills both verbally and written, along with exceptional problem solving and advanced organisational skills.


We currently have 2 positions available as below:


Post 1- 37.5 hours per week (Mon-Fri) Secretary to the General Paediatric
consultants.
Post 2 – 33.75 hours per week over 4 days -Secretary to the Ronnie MacKeith Consultants.


You will support the existing Pathway Coordinators and the team leaders in 
providing a quality and efficient service to the Paediatric Consultants.

Essential qualities include strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask and work under pressure. You will require high levels of organisation with the ability to prioritise your daily workload effectively and have a flexible approach to working alongside different members of the team or independently as required.


Please Note – Interviews will include a typing test.

Main duties of the job

Responsibilities of this role cover a wide range of administration and secretarial duties including typing clinical correspondence, appointment scheduling, diary management and dealing with a wide range of telephone queries. A flexible approach to workload is essential.

Closing date:  30th June 2022

Interview date: 14th July 2022

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • A variety of flexible working options
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • RSA/OCR level III or equivalent knowledge and skills.
  • English to O level/GCSE or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience working in an administrative
  • Good communications skills
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of the 18 week RTT Pathway
  • Knowledge of the patient access policy
  • Experience typing clinical correspondence

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

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 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Jayne Taylor
Job title
Pathway Team Leader
Email address
jayne.taylor30@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 786824
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:
Name: Trish Fletcher
Job title: Pathway Team Leader
Email address: Trish.fletcher@nhs.net
Tel: 01332 786830


Additional contact information
Zoe Varney - Pathway Team Leader
Tel: 0133786826


Visits to the department are encouraged and we are happy for you to contact one of the above to arrange

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 783342 / 07385 367225