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Administration Assistant/Medical Typist

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Sidcup
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
10 Oct 2022

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Job summary

We are looking for a Level 3 Business Administration Assistant / Medical Typist Apprentice to join our Administration Team here at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup.

An apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for you to explore the NHS and to being on a journey which will provide you with an exciting and fulfilling career pathway. As part of the apprenticeship scheme you will be given the opportunity to gain new skills and a nationally recognised qualification in a Business Administration Level 3 programme. The programme duration is 18 months followed by a three month End Point Assessment. This role will provide opportunities to gain practical experience and skills whilst working as a member of an experienced team where you can draw their support and knowledge.

There is an eligibility criteria for the government funded apprenticeship schemes that apply, and therefore applicants must be aged 16 and above and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years, must not possess a Degree, Level 4 qualification or above or already be in any form of formal government funded education.

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service

Main duties of the job

To produce general correspondence, e.g. clinic letters, result letters, medical statements, complaints statements and miscellaneous reports as required.

Administration duties withing the Surgical Team working with the General Surgical Secretary as well as clinic typing using audio dictation.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities. We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge and have a commitment to the Armed Forces Community.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all our staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 and are vaccinated annually against Flu, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Date posted

27 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 3

Salary

£16,223 a year per annum

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

18 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

252-4528470

Job locations

Queen Mary's Hospital

Frognal Avenue

Sidcup, Kent

DA14 6LT

Job description

Job responsibilities

General responsibilities:

Adhere to Trust policies and procedure

To adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines in accordance with Medical Secretarial procedures.

Delivery of Trust/department objectives and business plans.

To promote and develop the equality of opportunity in accordance with the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.

To protect the confidentiality of information relating to the Trust, Patient and Staff or other agencies.

To provide a quality service to internal and external agencies and participate/develop clinical governance within sphere of responsibility.

Be aware of the responsibility of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment to patients, staff and visitors.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Job description

Job responsibilities

General responsibilities:

Adhere to Trust policies and procedure

To adhere to the Good Practice Guidelines in accordance with Medical Secretarial procedures.

Delivery of Trust/department objectives and business plans.

To promote and develop the equality of opportunity in accordance with the Trusts Equal Opportunities Policy.

To protect the confidentiality of information relating to the Trust, Patient and Staff or other agencies.

To provide a quality service to internal and external agencies and participate/develop clinical governance within sphere of responsibility.

Be aware of the responsibility of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment to patients, staff and visitors.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Person Specification

Education and Training

Essential

  • GCSE standard of general education
  • RSA Typing
  • AMSPAR Medical Terminology Qualification or Equivalent


Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Excellent computer literacy (Word and Excel)


Desirable

  • Previous experience in NHS computer packages
  • Previous experience of general surgery, breast, oncology, vascular and urology terminology


Experience

Essential

  • Previous administration experience and the ability to manage a busy workload
  • Previous typing skills
  • Audio Typing expereience


Desirable

  • Previous work experience within the NHS


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to organise workload
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Person Specification

Education and Training

Essential

  • GCSE standard of general education
  • RSA Typing
  • AMSPAR Medical Terminology Qualification or Equivalent


Knowledge

Essential

  • Excellent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Excellent computer literacy (Word and Excel)


Desirable

  • Previous experience in NHS computer packages
  • Previous experience of general surgery, breast, oncology, vascular and urology terminology


Experience

Essential

  • Previous administration experience and the ability to manage a busy workload
  • Previous typing skills
  • Audio Typing expereience


Desirable

  • Previous work experience within the NHS


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to organise workload
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work alone or as part of a team


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Flexible attitude to work
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative


Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Address

Queen Mary's Hospital

Frognal Avenue

Sidcup, Kent

DA14 6LT

Employer's website

https://www.dgt.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

Address

Queen Mary's Hospital

Frognal Avenue

Sidcup, Kent

DA14 6LT

Employer's website

https://www.dgt.nhs.uk/working-for-us (Opens in a new tab)

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