Band 4 Medical Secretary

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £10.20 per hour
Published 10 months ago
Contact Kathryn Blair
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Job description

Role: Band 4 Medical Secretary

Rate of Pay: £10.20 per hour

Location: Belfast City Hospital, Belfast

Hours: 37.5 hours

Duration: At least 3 months


The post holder will provide a comprehensive secretarial and administrative service to Consultant Medical Staff or group of Medical Consultants, their teams and the Clinical team within an assigned Service Group.

Main Duties / Responsibilities

          1. To provide a secretarial and administrative service to Consultant Medical Staff or group of Medical Consultants and their teams as required ensuring efficiency in patient care.
          2. Manage the Consultants/Team diary to ensure effective time management.
          3. To act as a point of contact for all forms of communication between the Consultant, patients, relatives, all hospital staff, General Practitioners and their staff and outside agencies.
          4. Effectively deal with telephone calls from patients, relatives, hospital staff and General Practitioners and other individuals or organizations, taking messages, ensuring follow-up and resolving any problems as appropriate
          5. To type and process clinic and discharge letters using audio dictation, and/or word processing methods as required, and ensure all follow up actions are completed in accordance with local policies and procedures.
          6. To deal with incoming and outgoing correspondence as required, providing information, directing and prioritizing queries as appropriate, to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.
          7. To maintain records both manual and computerised in an accurate and timely way and in accordance with local policies and procedures. Extract, collate and summarise data to enable preparation of standard verbal, written or statistical reports or returns.
          8. To liaise with other departments as required both internally and externally to the Trust e.g. other Hospitals, General Practitioner.
          9. Manage Waiting lists in line with standards and protocols
          10. To manage the tracking of patient records in accordance with local policies and procedures
          11. Participate in meeting and take appropriate action in line with service provision
          12. Record and process referrals on the appropriate IT system and undertake checks in line with service protocols and procedures
          13. Maintain and record information in relation to Statutory procedures and notify appropriate Authority
          14. To participate in Quality Assurance exercises as require
          15. To ensure that relevant Trust Risk Management and quality assurance policies and systems (including clinical governance and controls assurance) are adhered to
          16. Lead a team of administrative and secretarial staff to provide a comprehensive service to Consultant medical staff and Clinical team
          17. Supervise the day to day priorities of the medical secretarial team and delegate duties and responsibilities effectively and ensure distribution of workload is fair and equitable
          18. Provide supervision of staff including monitoring and recording sickness levels, annual leave and maternity leave etc.
          19. To assist in the induction and training of new staff to the department as required.
          20. Provide line management support and supervision of staff thus maintaining a high standard of service to Consultants and the wider team
          21. To assist in the recruitment and selection of staff, planning and organizing of cover during absence, absence management and staff appraisal as required.
          22. Provide cover for staff during periods of sick/annual leave.
          23. Such other duties as may be assigned.

Essential Criteria:

1 RSA / OCR Stage II Text Processing Part I and Part II (Word Processing/Typewriting) or equivalent.

2 Four GCSE's Grade C or above (to include English Language) or equivalent. and 2 years secretarial/administrative experience*.


NVQ Level 2 in Administration and 2 years secretarial/administrative experience*.


3 year's secretarial experience* and GCSE Grade C or above in English Language or equivalent.


AMSPAR and 2 years secretarial/administrative experience*.

*one year's experience must have been in a Health and Social Care setting.

3. Audio typing qualification or audio typing experience.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Access and PowerPoint.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Kathryn will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.


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