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Pathway Co-ordinator (Medical Secretary)

Band 3

Main area
Stroke
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-MED-0812-A
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£20,330 - £21,777 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
12/07/2022

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

Do you like a challenge?

If you are looking for an interesting and varied role and would like to work as part of a friendly and busy team this could be the position you are looking for!

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Specialist Medicine Business Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital for a Pathway Co-ordinator as part of the Stroke Medical Secretary Team. 

The post holder will be required to provide an efficient secretarial service to the consultants and their team in respect of NHS work. They will need to work flexibly with or alongside medical secretarial staff, consultants and other teams when required. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated team player with excellent communication & problem solving skills. You will require high levels of tact and diplomacy with the ability to prioritise your own workload effectively to enable day to day management. You will be working alongside a number of consultants and various other clinical staff. 

The post is permanent and is to work 37.5 hours a week.

Main duties of the job

Working for a Team of Consultants, you will need to be an enthusiastic and motivated team player with excellent communication & problem solving skills. You will require high levels of tact, diplomacy with the ability to prioritise your own workload effectively to enable day to day management in a fast-paced environment.  You will need to have keyboard skills, ability to work well in a team and have a pleasant disposition. 

Closing Date: 29th June 2022

Interview Date: 12th 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, training & experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a support secretary role
  • A good standard of English to O level/GCSE (A-C grade) or equivalent
  • Experience of using IT systems and/or data input
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Desirable criteria
  • Experience typing clinical correspondence
  • Ability to use various NHS systems
  • RSA III /OCR/ECDL qualification or equivalent knowledge and skills
  • Understanding of 18 RTT/ experience
  • Patient administration systems i.e LORENZO, MEDITECH, Medisec

Planning & Organising

Essential criteria
  • Able to prioritise work, escalates problems
  • Plan and organise own time, flexible approach
  • Demonstrates experience of organising

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills; excellent written and verbal
  • Communicate routine information
Desirable criteria
  • Able to deal with patients/public via different mediums

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Gemma Phelan
Job title
Operational Coordinator
Email address
gemma.phelan@nhs.net
Telephone number
07385 954740

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Uttoxeter Road
Derby
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 783749 / 07385367217