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Medical Secretary

Band 4

Main area
Child Health
Band 4
32 hours per week
Job ref
£20,150-£23,363 pro rata
24/01/2019 23:59

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


Hours: 32 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our friendly, dynamic and dedicated Medical Secretarial Team in Child Health at York Teaching Hospital. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for taking a lead role in providing a full and comprehensive PA and secretarial service to designated Consultants and full clinical team members, accurately transcribing complicated dictation with complex medical terminology. The post holder will provide day-to-day work supervision of Assistant Medical Secretaries and Medical Audio Typists. 

Educated to GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) you will have word processing / typing skills to OCR III (or equivalent eg. RSA III) and will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to exercise judgement and problem solve.  A minimum of 2 years secretarial / administration experience and a thorough knowledge of medical terminology are essential.  Experience of staff supervision and previous NHS experience are desirable. 

The successful candidate will be effective in working closely with clinical and non-clinical staff with a patient centred approach. 

As an employee of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, you have exclusive access to a wide range of fantastic offers, specially selected products and services offering money savings discounts, and extra value on special and everyday purchases.

You will also have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK and 27 days annual leave pro rata (rising to 29 after five years service and 33 after ten), in addition to Bank Holidays.



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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Fran McDonnell, Service Manager, Child Health

01904 726626





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