Pathway Coordinator (Medical Secretary)
There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire.
With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services. The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.
As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.
The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.
Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.
Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for;
A vacancy has arisen within the Specialist Medicine Business Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital for a Medical Secretary Pathway Coordinator to work 37.5 hours per week.
Are you an experienced Medical Secretary that has the skills and qualities to work in a fast paced environment? We are looking for a Medical Secretary Pathway Coordinator to join our Cardiology secretarial team within the Specialist Medicine Business Unit, Derby.
Working for a Team of Consultants, you will need to be an enthusiastic and motivated team player with excellent communication & problem solving skills. You will require high levels of tact, diplomacy with the ability to prioritise your own workload effectively to enable day to day management.
You will have a broad range of administrative skills in particular:
o Previous experience of working as a medical secretary
o Ability to work independently and as part of a team
o An understanding of the 18-week RTT process
o Knowledge of the Trust Patient Access Policy
o Knowledge and familiarisation of medical terminology
o Excellent organisational and communication skills
o Knowledge of Word, Excel, Internet and email systems
o RSA III or an equivalent qualification
o Audio typing experience
You will be working alongside other medical and support secretaries, consultants and various other clinical staff.
In return we will offer:
- Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
- Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
- Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
- A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes
Key facts about our Trust:
- Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
- We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
- An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
- Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
- We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
- We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
- We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
- We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
- We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs
Closing Date: 23 September 2020
Interview Date: 06 October 2020
Due to COVID-19 and the Governments guidance on social distancing your interview may be carried out via Microsoft Teams. If this is the case you will be notified in advance so that if you don’t have the app you can download it either on to your phone or computer/laptop. The download is free of charge. Where your interview is face to face, the Trust will ensure social distancing. You will be required to wear a mask on all UHDB premises. If you have Covid-19 related symptoms or are shielding and have been invited for a face to face interview please request a Microsoft Teams interview.
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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
Julie Ogden - Team Leader
Tel: 01332 786655 or 01332 786655
If you have problems applying, contact
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
- 01332 786187