Receptionist / Care coordinator

Central Medical Centre


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Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our reception / admin team. The role will be varied and exciting with many duties that our team do every day, from answering the phone and booking appointments to supporting patients with signposting and care navigation. If you feel that, you have the skills and you are willing to go the extra mile for our patient population then please get in touch.


Romanian, Portuguese and Polish an advantage

Closing date


Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Receptionist/Care Coordinator will work closely with the clinical team and the Practice Manager to provide reception duties and administrative support.

About us

We are a progressive and exciting practice to work for with a very loyal and passionate team. We are very innovative with our ways of working. We are looking for someone who will be willing to work with us to provide and deliver outstanding patient care to all our patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Central Medical Centre




The Receptionist is responsible in the first instance to the Reception Manager and thereafter to the Practice Manager and then to the Partners.


The purpose of the Receptionist's job is to ensure that patients are able to access health services including contact/make an appointment to see a doctor in the appropriate manner depending on need and that all patient records are up-to-date and available for all users when required.

The purpose of the job is also to contribute to maintaining practice administrative systems such as data input, new patient registrations, correspondence, results and repeat prescribing systems.



  • Reception manager
  • Practice Manager
  • GPs
  • Doctors in Training
  • Practice Nurse Team
  • Administration Team
  • Secretarial Team
  • Health Visitors
  • Community Nurses
  • Pharmacists


  • Patients, carers and relatives
  • CCG/NHS England/Primary Care Support Services/NHS Board
  • Local pharmacies
  • Local hospitals
  • Local laboratory services
  • Ambulance Service
  • Out of hours service
  • Practice suppliers


The Receptionist will adhere at all times to the practices agreed protocols and procedures, will contribute to updating them as required and will protect patient confidentiality at all times.

The Reception team will provide exceptional customer service for all patients and visitors to the Practice.


The Reception team will answer the various incoming outside lines into reception and also the internal lines.

  • Handle patients telephoning with an emergency in accordance with the practices protocol.
  • Provide future/on-the-day appointments/telephone advice slots with team members in accordance with practices Access Protocol.
  • Record patient information accurately and pass it on to appropriate team member for advice/triage including emergencies.
  • Forward calls to team members.
  • Answer patient enquiries.
  • Record and pass on messages.
  • Assist patients checking the availability of their prescription or with a query.


Reception staff will greet patients when they arrive in the practice and ensure that they are assisted appropriately with exceptional care and customer service. This will include the following tasks, which is not exhaustive:

  • Handle patients presenting at reception as an emergency in accordance with the practices protocol.
  • Provide future/on-the-day appointments in accordance with the practices Access Protocol.
  • Assist patients to check in for their appointments.
  • Process requests for repeat and acute prescriptions.
  • Pass out prescriptions for collection and answer associated queries.
  • Advise walk-in patients about how to access the service according to patient need.
  • Take requests for repeat prescriptions.
  • Welcome and provide practice information/registration protocol details for patients wishing to register with the practice.
  • Process changes of address/patient details.
  • Record and pass on messages.
  • Assist with General Administrative duties where required.
  • Assist with unlocking and locking the surgery and ensure adherence to security procedures.


Receptionists will contribute to the updating and maintenance of all patient records. This will include the following. The list is not exhaustive:

  • Update registration and clinical details.
  • Input new patient registration data.
  • Transmit new registration and de-registration data updates to Practitioner Services/Primary Care Support England (registration details and records transfers).
  • Highlight incoming mail for coding.
  • Provide data for house calls (printed visit summary sheets).
  • Scan incoming correspondence and workflow to correct clinician.
  • Workflow Out of Hours contact details to correct clinician.
  • Workflow incoming results to correct clinician.
  • Process incoming new patient records including arranging summarisation.
  • Provide printed appointments list for each surgery as a backup in the event that the system is unavailable.
  • Accurately re-file any paper records accessed by clinicians.
  • Repair damaged Lloyd George/A4 records.
  • File/scan ECGs.


Receptionists will accurately record and pass on patient details and the content of the message in accordance with the practices message protocol.


Receptionists will take and action requests for repeat prescriptions in accordance with the practices Repeat Prescription Protocol.

  • Process GPs requests to amend patients repeat prescribing records in accordance with the practices Repeat Prescription Protocol.
  • Print repeat and acute prescriptions requested by patients and pass on for signature in accordance with protocol and within agreed timescales.
  • Direct signed prescriptions in the appropriate direction to the Pharmacy.


Receptionists will contact patients by phone or using standard letters in accordance with doctors instructions and to agreed timescales.


Receptionists will book patient transport in accordance with local arrangements and within agreed timescales.


Receptionists will:

  • Communicate effectively, promptly and courteously with patients, carers and relatives.
  • Use the most expedient and appropriate means to communicate information to other team members.
  • Communicate appropriately and accurately with colleagues outside the practice and with due reference to the common law of confidentiality and the GDPR/data protection regulations.
  • Immediately inform a member of staff if a patient appears ill or if their behaviour causes concern (including correct use of Emergency/Collapse/Security protocols).
  • Be aware of Child Protection issues and communicate concerns in accordance with practice protocol.


Receptionists will attend and contribute to meetings in the practice (staff meetings, planning meetings, significant event, special projects). This will include contributing to the development and review of practice protocols.


Receptionists will:

  • Participate in the practice appraisal system.
  • Perform tasks to the best of their ability and contribute to the performance of the team.
  • Take action to report/tackle identified issues which affect quality or present risk to patients, team members or the practice.


In the course of their duties, receptionists will have access to confidential information relating to patients, their carers and relatives and colleagues within and outside the practice. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business. All such information from any source whatsoever will be treated as strictly confidential.

Information relating to patients, their carers and relatives and colleagues within and outside the practice and in relation to the practice as a business will only be shared in accordance with the practices Confidentiality Policy, the GDPR and the Freedom of Information Act and in such a way that personal and sensitive patient-identifiable data is protected.


All receptionists will be aware of and comply with the practices Health and Safety Policy. This will include:

  • Minimising risk to self and others in the workplace.
  • Identifying and reporting hazards/risks and contributing to control measures.
  • Adhering to all relevant policies including infection control, cold chain
  • Contribute to keeping the working area and patient areas tidy and free from hazards.
  • Using protective equipment and clothing if necessary and in accordance with the practices policy.
  • Attending regular Health and Safety training.


Receptionists will comply with the practices Equality and Diversity Policy, including:

  • Recognising the rights of patients, carers, relatives and colleagues and respecting their needs, beliefs, privacy and dignity.
  • Not discriminating against patients, carers, relatives or colleagues on the grounds of any of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010.


Receptionists will provide patients who wish to complain with a copy of the practices complaints procedure and will explain how a patient should proceed if they want to complain face to face or in writing.


Receptionists may, from time to time, be asked to undertake other reasonable duties, with appropriate training and it is expected that agreement to this will not be unreasonably withheld.

The Receptionist will from time to time undertake work on special projects as agreed with the Practice Manager and/or GPs.

Person Specification



  • Good general education


  • Reception work
  • Lauguages



  • Good general education
  • Communication skills
  • Languages


  • Reception experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Central Medical Centre


St. Martins Street



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For help with your application, contact:

Perminder Matharu


Date posted

17 February 2021

Pay scheme



£8.72 an hour



Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

St. Martins Street



St. Martins Street



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