CAU Support Secretary - General Surgery
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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The Bariatric team are looking for a full time (part time position considered) Support Secretary to join their growing team. The Bariatric Service is a newly formed and developing service within the General Surgery Directorate at MTW. In this role you would work alongside the experienced professionals who make up the MDT team. This position offers an exciting opportunity to advance your learning and skills as the service expands.
The ideal candidate will have exceptional secretarial skills and proven experience audio typing with a medical background. The role will also involve assisting the team in booking outpatient clinic appointments so knowledge of appointments, clinics and waiting lists will also be beneficial.
The candidate should demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills, be self-motivated, able to prioritise a busy workload, work to deadlines, have a flexible approach to duties and hold a relevant secretarial / audio / word-processing qualification ideally with previous NHS /medical experience however this is not essential.
Main duties of the job
A good range of secretarial skills, including knowledge of medical terminology and audio word-processing/typing is required. The ability to organise your day, prioritise your tasks and work as part of a team are also desirable. Youshould be confident, self-motivated and be able to demonstrate good communication and organisational skills, along with a flexible approach to duties. Youshould also hold relevant secretarial / audio / word-processing qualification and ideally have previous NHS / medical experience.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work hard to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and non-binary staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics. MTW also has active Disability, LGBT+ and Cultural Ethnic Minorities Networks to bring staff together and in act positive change!
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Interview Date: To be confirmed