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NHS AfC: Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
£23,949 - £26,282 Per annum
Salary period
07/02/2023 17:00

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COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Medical Secretary

NHS AfC: Band 4

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, with services covering the local authority areas of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The Trust is part of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) supporting a population of around 1.6 million people.

We have three main hospitals providing acute services to around 330,000 local residents. The organisation also provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services, delivers community health services to over 445,000 residents including those in North Lancashire and hosts the National Artificial Eye Service across England. Plus, we provide urgent and emergency care services to an estimated 18 million people who visit the seaside resort each year. We employ over 7000 people from 68 different countries.

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. 


Job overview

To provide a comprehensive, highly specialised and administrative support to the Microbiology department, in addition to all associated Consultant Microbiologists and Specialist Registrars.

Please see job description attached. 

Main duties of the job

Directorate Of Pathology


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Specialist Medical Secretary     Full time 37.5 hours.

Shifts between 08.45 –17.00 Monday to Friday

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Microbiology team. You will be part of a team of staff, being primarily responsible for providing a comprehensive, highly specialised and administrative support to the Microbiology department, in addition to all associated Consultant Microbiologists and Specialist Registrars. Please read job description attached for further information regarding the duties of this post.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the successful candidates will be able to work efficiently and effectively as a lone worker as well as in a team environment. Good typing skills and time management is essential for this role. 

Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To provide a comprehensive, highly specialised and administrative support to the Microbiology department, in addition to all associated Consultant Microbiologists and Specialist Registrars.


  • To organise workload and co-ordinate activities to ensure efficient operation


  • To support the organisational, clinical and managerial responsibilities of the department


  • To transcribe and lay out high specialised clinical reports, agenda, letters and minutes and papers


  • To retrieve and archive medical records, reports and other documentation


  • To act as first point of contact for healthcare professionals, patients/relatives

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • English and Math’s GCSE’s grade C or above, or equivalent
  • • Typing qualification RSA 3 or equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • • NVQ level 3 business administration or AMSPAR Diploma


Essential criteria
  • • Evidence of working within quality systems
  • • Experience of managing own work loads
  • Previous experience working as medical secretary
  • Experience of using Labcentre, HISS, Nervecentre and Nexus
Desirable criteria
  • • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs
  • • Previous experience working within a hospital setting


Essential criteria
  • • Good interpersonal and communication skills using verbal, written, numerical and visual means
  • • Organisational and time management skills
  • • Ability to deal with information sensitively and confidentially
  • • Ability to answer telephone calls
Desirable criteria
  • • Advanced keyboard skills
  • • Advanced keyboard skills

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyDisability confident employerDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - SilverVeteran Aware

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paul Regan
Job title
Recruiting Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01253 953755
Additional information

For further details please contact:

Paul Regan (Microbiology Laboratory Manager) Tel:01253 953755

Jill Moon (Specialist Medical Secretary) - 01253 954491


If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957001
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