MDM Assistant (Apprenticeship also available)
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time time MDM Assistant/Clerical Support position within Cellular Pathology.
You must have a flexible approach to the needs of the service and demonstrate excellent communication, organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills, a good telephone manner. You should have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
Maidstone Hospital, situated in the heart of the Kent countryside, covers a large population and includes the regional Oncology Centre which supports of the Kent cancer network. The Histology department provides diagnostic services for Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trusts, Medway NHS Foundation Trust and Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust. Consequently, there is a combined Histology workload of around 70,000 cases per year. The department carries out a wide range of investigations including various specialist resections from hospitals within the Kent & Medway Pathology network.
Main duties of the job
You will provide support to all multidisciplinary team meetings (MDMs) that the Histology department participates in. The primary purpose of the role is the organisation and collation of diagnostic slides, reports and any other relevant materials required for the MDM. The post holder will therefore be working in close liaison with MDM coordinators as well as departmental Consultants.
This role requires excellent time management, organisational and communication skills and an adaptable, flexible approach to produce work.
Those without the full qualification/experience requirement will be considered for appointment but under an apprenticeship and candidates not meeting the qualification requirement for this post will be expected to complete a Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship programme.
We welcome applications from individuals wishing to become an Apprentice and gain experience in the NHS. You will develop new skills and knowledge whilst working with an established team, gaining valuable work experience and a recognised apprenticeship qualification.
Please Note: Government funded apprentices must be aged 16 or above and have been resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years. You may possess a Degree, Level 4 qualification or above as long as it is in a subject significantly different to this qualification. You must not already be in any form of formal government-funded education.
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.
12 May 2023
Agenda for change
£22,383 a year pa pro rata (Apprenticeship option offering Annex 21)
Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check atstandard level.
At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.
- Good GCSEs in English and mathematics (or equivalent)
- Other relevant qualification (e.g ECDL)
- GCSE Biology or other science subject
Experience & Knowledge
- Knowledge of basic medical terminology
- Experience of working in a Medical environment.
- Basic keyboard skills.
- Organisational skills
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Knowledge of Pathology IT systems.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
For questions about the job, contact:
Histology Clerical Lead
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