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Medical Secretary

Band 4

Main area
LD & Forensic
Band 4
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Colne House, 21 Upton Road, Watford, WD18 0JL
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum
27/03/2019 23:59

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire, which you can find below. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Trust (HPFT) is committed to providing excellent health and social care with the vision to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

The Trust has an outstanding track record of service delivery and quality. It provides services to over one million residents and is currently rated as “excellent” for quality of service provision and “excellent” for the use of resources by the Care Quality Commission.

Key goals for the Trust include being the provider of choice; delivering high quality integrated health services in collaboration with local people, to improve overall health and well-being. To deliver this the Trust is committed to employing the best workforce, recruiting individuals with the ability to provide care at the cutting edge of innovative practice. We have excellent development and training programmes which rank us in the top 20% of Trusts in the UK and a strongly embedded learning culture to support and facilitate staff to develop their potential and progress in their careers.

Hertfordshire is located just to the north of London, with direct train routes in to the city centre from many of the county’s historic and picturesque towns such as St Albans and Hertford. From Watford, the train in to the city centre takes a little as twenty minutes. There are also excellent connections to the rest of the UK and the M1, M25, A1 and the A10 are all within easy reach.

Information about the post:

Our Specialist Learning Disability Services (SLDS) have a vacancy for a highly motivated Medical Secretary to work within our Community Assessment and Treatment Services within Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

The Community Assessment and Treatment Service provides a service to adults with a learning disability who may have additional mental health needs, behaviours that challenge and communication needs. The service works as part of a wider system of learning disability services in Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. The Community Assessment and Treatment Services are multi-disciplinary and include Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Nursing, Psychiatry, Psychology, Arts Therapists, Dieticians and Administrators. The Service encourages joint working between professions to provide in-depth interventions for the people who use the service.

The post holder will be a member of a Specialist Learning Disability team, working within the Community Assessment and Treatment team in West Hertfordshire across a range of settings. The post holder will be accountable for their own actions, recognising their own professional boundaries and competencies.

We would like to hear from you if you have excellent computer and communication skills, are flexible and enjoy working both as part of a team and your own initiative. You will have good knowledge of medical terminology and excellent, accurate secretarial and organisational skills. You should be used to working in a busy office and be able to cope with demanding and changing priorities to meet constant deadlines.

This role includes offering administrative support to medical staff, arranging appointments for service users, digital audio typing of clinical correspondence, taking minutes of meetings, answering the phone and dealing with queries. This post is full-time.

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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 (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

Jill Gee on 07798 668870