The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Outpatient Clerk to work in the Main Outpatient Department at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Trust, which deals with over 280,000 patient appointments per year.
We are looking for a flexible and enthusiastic candidate who is an excellent team player, well-motivated and capable of working in a busy and challenging environment to join our Outpatient Department. The successful candidate will provide an efficient and friendly reception service to patients and visitors, either in person or by telephone ensuring a high quality of customer care is delivered at all times.
This post will be based at the Freeman Hospital.
- Interview date 14/06/2023
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
They will be required to work using their own initiative and seek advice where appropriate.
They will need to possess good communication skills to ensure that high standards of patient care are maintained, with patient queries being addressed in a prompt, effective and polite manner.
The role requires standard keyboard skills and involves the use of VDU / IT equipment for long periods on a daily basis. Previous reception/clerical experience would be desirable but not essential.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To provide an effective and efficient out-patient reception and Appointment Booking Centre and administrative service across the organisation ensuring that a high quality of customer care is delivered.
- To continue to develop and maintain competencies in all areas of work.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
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