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Floating Secretary -Speciality Secretary

NHS AfC: Band 3

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Floating Secretary - SCC Division
NHS AfC: Band 3
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in furness
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata
Salary period
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''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

An opportunity has arisen within our Surgical & Critical Care Secretarial Team for a Band 3 Floating 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.

Working for our organisation

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.

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 postholder will be expected to provide a robust and
comprehensive secretarial and administration service to the
Surgery & Critical Care Division supporting the Team Leaders, the
Service Managers,Consultants and their teams.
The postholder will be responsible for the support of the clerical
staff within the relevant specialty teams and will act as secretary to
relevant medical staff.
To work withTeam Leader to ensure no Trust targets are breached,
ie 18 weeks and cancer targets.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Typing Experience
  • Previous Admin or secretarial experience
  • Audio transcription
  • Knowledge & Understanding of confidentiality
  • Evidence of communication skills
  • Proficient in the English Language
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL/IT Qualification
  • Team Player
  • Ability to work alone
  • Previous medical secretary experience
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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Debbie Gee
Job title
Assistant Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01229 403626