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Specialty Secretary - Medicine - Internal Only

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
Permanent: 30 hours per week
Part time: 30 hours per week (30 hours per week Monday - Thursday)
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Furness General
£19,737 - £21,142 £18,813 - £20,795 per annum pro rata
Salary period
10/03/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

INTERNAL ONLY - This post is only open to current employees of University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay

An opportunity has arisen within our Medicine Secretarial Team for a Band 3 Specialist Secretary.

Main duties of the job

Excellent communication and customer care skills, administration and advanced typing experience is required for this post.

You will have daily contact with patients, medical and nursing staff and all relevant stakeholders.

You will be expected to contribute to ensuring each speciality achieves performance targets, efficiencies and an excellent administrative service.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and committed team with the enthusiasm to assist in a gold standard service then we want to meet you.

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.

Working for our organisation

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will be expected to provide a robust and comprehensive secretarial and administration service to the Elective Medicine Division supporting the Patient Navigators, the Service Managers, Consultants and their teams.

The post holder will be responsible for supervision of the clerical staff within the relevant specialty teams and will act as secretary to relevant medical staff.

To work with Patient Navigator to ensure no Trust targets are breached, ie 18 weeks and cancer targets.

Full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Typing experience and qualification
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL/IT qualifications


Essential criteria
  • Previous admin or secretarial experience
  • audio typing experience

Skills ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • knowledge and understanding of confidentiality
  • evidence of communication skills
  • proficient in the English Language
Desirable criteria
  • Team player
  • Ability to work alone
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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Further details / informal visits contact

Natalie McCarten
Job title
Assistant service manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 406067