Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, adaptable and well-motivated Medical Secretary to join the Adult Psychiatric Liaison Service. The post holder should demonstrate a caring and sensitive approach to their work along with a good sense of humour.
Psychiatric Liaison is a forward-thinking, PLAN accredited, multi-disciplinary team with the focus on meeting the mental health needs of patients at Royal Cornwall Hospital in the Emergency Department & in-patient wards in RCHT.
Our team provides a comprehensive specialist service to the acute hospital for people who present following episodes of self-harm, suicide attempts and any other mental health related issues, including substance misuse.
This role is a full-time position, working 37.5hrs per week Monday - Friday with the flexibility of working hours between 08:00 - 18:00. We would also consider part-time working.
This role is based at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.
Main duties of the job
To provide a full medical secretary support to the Consultants, medical team and the wider team. This includes:
- To maintain confidentiality at all times and sensitivity when dealing with contentious and complex information.
- Co-ordinate and organise action arising from correspondence and ensure prompt and efficient response, as required, by the Consultants and Junior Medical Support Staff.
- Co-ordination with other professionals, outside Agencies, legal staff, Trust staff etc.
- Responsible for up-to-date maintenance of diaries for the medical team.
- Maintain clinic lists to ensure clients are seen within key target times.
- Attend meetings, as necessary, take and transcribe minutes, follow actions notes and disseminate information as required.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.