Medical Secretary

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Are you an experienced Medical Secretary?

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge within a Mental Health Service?

This is an exciting time to join Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (LPFT), as we continue to expand and are welcoming applications from experienced candidates to join our new Female Acute Treatment Ward Team.

About the Role:

Ash Villa is our new 15 bedded acute treatment inpatient ward, newly created as part of ambitious plans to expand and develop our services and patient offering.

The post holder will provide vital secretarial support to the Consultant Psychiatric, the wider Medical Team and Multi-Disciplinary Team, assisting them with the smooth delivery of their assessments, reviews and communications to service users.

Duties will include collating information and information management for the Responsible Clinician and their Medical Team. Typing, formatting and amending various reports including Ward Rounds, Mental Health Tribunal Reports and coordinating attendance for various patient/professional/service development meetings.

About You:

The role is essential to the Ward and you will need to be self-motivated, highly organised and enthusiastic.

You must enjoy working within a busy environment and have excellent administration, organisational and communication (verbal and written) skills.

We will expect the post holder to be proficient at organising appointments and the Consultant’s diary, as well as using software systems to accurately track the progress of the service users through the service, although training will be given to help the person to learn how to use these.

You will have accurate and advanced keyboard skills, be able to transcribe notes, take complex minutes and handle telephone queries.

Further you will have knowledge and understanding of patient confidentiality & the Date Protection Act.

If you have a minimum of OCR (RSA) III and NVQ level 4 in Business Administration or equivalent experience and have experience of using Microsoft Packages then this could be the role for you.

A knowledge and understanding of medical terminology is desirable and previous experience of RiO and the Mental Health Act is advantageous although not essential as training will be provided.

Please use your supporting statement to clearly evidence how your experience meets the essential criteria for this role.

What We Offer:

We are committed to supporting you to become the best version of yourself; through offering a comprehensive induction programme with extensive training and further development opportunities, regular supervision with a focus on reflective practice and a friending working environment.

LPFT are continually striving to expand and improve their staff benefits package, so in addition to all the great rewards you might expect from working for the NHS (generous pay, pension, leave, and NHS discounts), we offer:

•Staff Wellbeing Service – supporting staff to improve and maintain their psychological and physical wellbeing.
•A wide variety of exercise classes
•Fast access to physiotherapy
•Home Electronics salary sacrifice scheme
•Transave – Saving and Loans Scheme
•Car lease scheme open to all employees
•Free staff parking across all 52 LPFT sites

For our full list of benefits please see the link to our Benefits booklet.

Lincolnshire Life:

With excellent schools, picturesque surroundings and obtainable housing, Lincolnshire offers a fantastic lifestyle that you may not have considered possible.

Lincolnshire is a large county with a rich history and beauty; with so much to see and do there is something for everyone.

For more information about what makes Lincolnshire a great place to live and work please see our Lincolnshire Area and Lincolnshire Life links.

If you are looking for a forward thinking, rewarding and friendly place to work and a beautiful place to live LPFT is the right place for you.

Want to talk about the role?

For an informal visit or to discuss the role further, please do not hesitate to contact Katherine Brothwell – HR Business Partner – -

Reference: 40883142

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