CAU Support Secretary
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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This post forms part of the recruitment programme for the new Kent and Medway Orthopaedic theatre complex at Maidstone Hospital.
Once complete,the theatres willexpand orthopaedic surgical capacity at MTW and provide increased capacity across Kent, Medway and East Sussex. This willplay an important part in elective recovery and the reduction of patient waiting times across the region. Currently, the build is on track for the opening in March 2024.
An opportunity has arisen for a full time/Part time Support Secretary within the Trauma and Orthopaedic Clinical Administration Unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
This particular vacancy will be supporting the Orthopaedic service; knowledge of orthopaedic medical terminology will be beneficial however not essential. 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.
You 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.
The interview will consist of a short typing test and a formal interview.
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. You should be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate good communication and organisational skills, along with a flexible approach to duties. You should also hold relevant secretarial / audio / word-processing qualification and ideally have previous NHS / medical experience.
Please note unsuccessful applicants who have applied within the last three months need not apply.
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.
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.
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.