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Audio Typist/Clerical Assistant - Diabetes & Endocrinology

Band 2

Main area
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
435-MEC-002-23
Site
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Town
Blackburn
Salary
£20,270 - £21,318 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
15/02/2023 08:00

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

We are seeking a suitably qualified, enthusiastic, motivated medical audio-typist/clerical assistant to support our team of experienced medical secretaries within the Diabetes Unit at Royal Blackburn Hospital. You will be joining a friendly team of medical secretaries and, as such, you will be an accomplished and flexible team player.

The post holder will undertake a wide range of secretarial, administrative and clerical duties with specific responsibilities. A large part of the workload is predominantly digital audio-transcription of clinic letters and other correspondence. The ideal candidate will have at least 12 months experience of audio-transcription experience, as well as experience of working in a busy, demanding office role.

Knowledge of the electronic Winscribe digital dictation system would also be advantageous, but not essential as training will be given. Medical terminology would also be advantageous, but not essential as training will be given

Main duties of the job

The main responsibilities of this role are to support the medical secretaries with their clinic typing. You will also be responsible for delivering and collecting case notes to and from Medical Records and Clinics. You will also be required to track in case notes waiting to be typed and distribute case notes appropriately as necessary.

You will have a calm demeanour under pressure and you will be able to prioritise and manage your workload, sometimes with minimal supervision.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we may use this to contact you regarding your application.

Working for our organisation

East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust aims to deliver the highest quality care to its patients.  We employ dedicated staff, some of which have won awards for their work and are internationally renowned.  With the support of our staff and the public we have ambitious plans to continue to raise the standard of patient care and services throughout East Lancashire.  The Trust offers care across three hospital sites and it is always responding to the changes in patients' needs, using state-of-the art facilities and equipment to treat three quarters of a million people each year. 

Our vision is to provide the people of East Lancashire with the best up-to-date medical care, with respect, dignity and well being of all our patients at all times.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust aims to deliver the highest quality care to its patients. We employ dedicated staff, some of which have won awards for their work and are internationally renowned. With the support of our staff and the public we have ambitious plans to continue to raise the standard of patient care and services throughout East Lancashire. The Trust offers care across three hospital sites and it is always responding to the changes in patients' needs, using state-of-the art facilities and equipment to treat three quarters of a million people each year.

Our vision is to provide the people of East Lancashire with the best up-to-date medical care, with respect, dignity and well being of all our patients at all times.

 

Person specification

EDUCATION

Essential criteria
  • GCSE English at ‘C’/ numerical equivalent grade or above
  • RSA/OCR II Typewriting or RSA/OCR Word Processing
  • RAS/OCR Audio Typewriting or proven ability of an equivalent level of skill
Desirable criteria
  • RSA/OCR Medical Audio-Typewriting

JOB EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • 6 months in a similar role/secretarial team
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • 12 months audio typing experience
Desirable criteria
  • 6 months audio-typing experience
  • Knowledge of medical terminology

PERSONAL QUALITIES

Essential criteria
  • Proven excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Proven ability to keep information confidential
Desirable criteria
  • Able to provide reasonable flexibility in terms of hours worked

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Carolyn Thompson
Job title
Medical Administration Manager
Email address
carolyn.thompson@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01282 804845

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Address
Employment Services
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust