Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Colposcopy Administrative Team within SWNS Division at Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic Secretary who can provide a competent and effective Secretarial and administrative support within the Colposcopy service.

By the nature of the duties, the post holder will be required to maintain strict confidentiality and will be expected to deal with patients, carers, relatives, medical staff and other visitors within the Division in person and/or in writing, with courtesy and discretion at all times

Main duties of the job

The post holder must be able to work with limited supervision, use own initiative, keep to strict deadlines and have excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

Previous experience working as a Medical Secretary is essential. You should have knowledge of office equipment and systems along with word/processing/typing or equivalent and knowledge of Medical Terminology.

Working for our organisation

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of “Outstanding” from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard’s Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Person specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Educated to GCSE level
  • Desirable criteria

  • Medical Secretary qualification
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • NHS IT systems or similar
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience using Microsoft packages such as Excel
  • NHS Experience
  • Trust Values

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrates Trust Values
  • Skills/ Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.
  • General Guidance for Applicants

    The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working wherever possible. The Trust also welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

    We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

    The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

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