Receptionist Apprenticeship

Key Training
Stockport, Greater Manchester
£175.00 per week
23 May 2019
23 Jun 2019
Start Date
12-18 months

Apprenticeship summary

Working week

  • Shifts to be confirmed with the employer once successful. Total hours per week: 35.00

Weekly Wage

  • £175.00

Expected duration

  • 13 months

Apprenticeship level

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Vacancy description

Duties will include:

  • Ensure an effective and efficient reception service is delivered to all patient and visitors, to the practice. 
  • Deal with general enquiries, explain procedures and make new, follow-up appointments. 
  • Explain practice arrangements and formal requirements to new patients and those seeking temporary cover and ensure procedures are completed. 
  • Receive and make telephone calls, as required. 
  • Divert calls and take accurate messages. 
  • Enter requests for home visits onto computer screen, ensuring careful recording of all relevant details. 
  • Action repeat prescription requests and ensure that they are ready to collect, by the patient within 48 hours. 
  • Advise all patients of all relevant charges for private (none general medical services), accept payment and issue receipts. 
  • Premises: Open up premises at the start of the day, de-activate the alarm and make all necessary preparations to receive patients. When leave at the end of the day, ensure that the building is totally secured, internal lights are switched off and alarm deactivated. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communicate effectively, both over the telephone and face to face
  • Recognize patient's needs and respond accordingly
  • Follow data protection, practice policies and guidelines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Interpersonal
  • strong work ethic
  • Desire to do well within a career
  • A mature approach to the working environment
  • Punctual individual

Desired qualifications

  • Grades A-C in maths and English or equivalent are desired, however not essential for this role

Future prospects

  • Amazing progression opportunities available, once the completion of the apprenticeship. i.e full time employment available

Training to be provided

  • Customer Service Practitioner Standard level 2
  • In house training from the employer
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if necessary

Apprenticeship standard

  • Customer service practitioner

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