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    Full-time
    Junior & Mid Level
An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a part-time 22.5 hours per week ED Support Medical Secretary to join the team at Weston General Hospital. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic candidate who thrives in a busy and supportive working environment.

Working pattern: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday however, alternative days would be considered.

The post holder will ideally have a range of secretarial and administrative experience, preferably in a hospital environment, though other administration experience will be valued in this role.

The post holder should enjoy working in a busy environment with the support of an appreciative and nurturing team. The candidate should be a good team player and recognise their crucial role in support of a multidisciplinary clinical team. They will need to be able to manage and prioritise workload appropriately and with support.

Applicants should have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills with a courteous and efficient telephone manner. The ability to use initiative and seek advice and support as required is essential to this role.

This post will provide the applicant with an opportunity to gain additional valuable administration experience together with the opportunity to develop additional skills and undertake additional training and responsibilities as appropriate/desired.

The post holder will need to have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook and databases.

To liaise with and act as a point of contact for clinical and non-clinical staff via telephone and email

To act as a point of contact for patients, relatives and carers. The post holder should be polite and empathetic to the patient’s needs at all times and be able to communicate effectively when dealing with difficult situations/conversations

Escalate patient queries, capacity problems and general issues to the role’s line manager or relevant clinical staff as appropriate

Checking and sorting investigation reports and passing information on to clinical team as required

Ensuring speciality specific documentation is completed and filed appropriately

To carry out associated clerical duties, for example maintaining accurate filing systems, receiving post, diary management.

To gain a working understanding of other specialties in order to provide cover for other secretaries in times of sickness or annual leave and undertake any duties deemed reasonable by your line manager.

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

UHBW NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and thriving group of hospitals in the heart of Bristol and Weston.

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We are University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). One of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge. With strong links to the University of Bristol and University of West of England we are the major medical research and training centre in the region, using findings to continually improve our patient care and attracting the highest caliber clinical staff from across the UK. Follow our page and become part of our story.