Job description

Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Sunderland

Description

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing acute and community integrated Trust’s in the country, is fully registered (with no conditions) with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is a new Trust as result of the merger between City Hospitals Sunderland NHSFT and South Tyneside NHSFT on 1st April 2019.


With an operating income of around £563 million and non-current assets of £241m, the Trust employs around 8,100 people. The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.


Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties for our Durham patients. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.


Medical Secretary


We have an exciting opportunity available to join our Nephrology secretarial team. We are looking for a dynamic enthusiastic person with a flexible approach to provide support to the consultant team, ensuring a first class service is delivered to our patients.


Key requirements:

Applicants must have AMSPAR or equivalent typing qualification, or RSA level 3. Experience of audio typing and excellent organisational skills are essential as is a flexible approach to work Please note an audio typing test will take place as part of an interview process


Applicants must possess basic numeracy and literacy skills and must have experience of working within a busy office environment


Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance


Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.


You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.


Please note – All new employees will commence in line with Trust Induction dates. This Induction will take place at either Sunderland Royal Hospital or South Tyneside Hospital, irrespective of where the job will be based.


Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.


Please note this advert may close early should a high volume of applications be received


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