Bank Maternity Admin Ward Clerk

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

To provide prompt and professional to the Maternity Department, in line with office procedures, contributing to the overall efficient and effective running of Maternity Services.

To provide an essential support service to the efficient running of the Maternity Unit. They must have the ability to work as part of a team as well as being able to work on their own initiative. The post holder must have computer skills, be able to communicate effectively and work well under pressure. The highest standard of data quality input is required at all times.

To liaise with and offer support to the Community Midwives, Midwifery Leads, Consultants and other administrative staff to ensure all tasks are carried out in a prompt and efficient manner, within the given timeframe, with patient care at the forefront.

A willingness to support colleagues within the Department is essential as there will be the need to support different areas within the Maternity Department during busy periods, as and when required.

The post holder will have the ability to work under pressure and at times unsupervised, while maintaining outstanding patient experience.

The post holder will require the confidence to request support from his/her colleagues as and when needed to maintain a functional service.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with experience of working within a hospital setting to join our Team in Maternity as a Ward Clerk or in our Hub's as a Clerical Officer.

You will be working closely with the Midwifery Team and other members of the Multi -disciplinary Team supporting them to work clinically by undertaking the non-clinical elements that are required to support efficiency of the workplace. We are seeking individuals with good communication skills, a methodical approach to work and a willingness and aptitude to learn our in house IT systems.

You will be responsible for all the clerical support that the Team will require, including filing, updating IT systems as requested by the Team.

This is a very busy and challenging position, which requires a flexible approach. If you enjoy working as part of a team we would be interested in your application.

Hours are: Various over 7 days a week 24 hour cover.

About us

Our Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

As part of our continued response to COVID19, we are closely following the Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) guidance and the government's new mandatory COVID-19 vaccination legislation. This means that full COVID19 vaccination will be a condition of employment in all NHS roles which have face-to-face contact with patients and service users from 1 April 2022 unless exempt. This also means that by 3 February 2022 all such staff will need to have had their first COVID19 vaccination. Should your role be identified as being within the scope of the legislation, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a legitimate exemption from these requirements as a condition of your employment.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with experience of working within a hospital setting to join our Team in Maternity as a Ward Clerk or in our Hubs as a Clerical Officer.

You will be working closely with the Midwifery Team and other members of the Multi disciplinary Team supporting them to work clinically by undertaking the non-clinical elements that are required to support efficiency of the workplace. We are seeking individuals with good communication skills, a methodical approach to work and a willingness and aptitude to learn our in house IT systems.

You will be responsible for all the clerical support that the Team will require, including filing, updating IT systems as requested by the Team.

This is a very busy and challenging position, which requires a flexible approach. If you enjoy working as part of a team we would be interested in your application.

Please see attached JD and person spec for further details

Hours are: Bank

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good general level of education

Desirable

  • Knowledge and experience of CMIS,IPM and Evolve ECDL or equivalent

Communication Skills

Essential

  • Able to communicate clearly with a wide range of people (both written and verbally) Good interpersonal skills Displays tact and diplomacy when dealing with difficult/distressed members of the public.

Experience

Essential

  • Clerical experience to include filing, use of databases and general administration work
  • Experience of working in an environment dealing with highly confidential data. Working on your own initiative and working as part of a team

Desirable

  • NHS Experience

Skills

Essential

  • A willingness to be flexible in your work day
  • Data input skills
  • Accurate keyboard skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

luton

LU4 0DZ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Shelley King

shelley.king@ldh.nhs.uk

01582497351

Date posted

25 January 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£9.48 an hour per hour

Contract

Bank

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

418-MAT6042-EH

Job locations

Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

luton

LU4 0DZ


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