Medical Secretary

Location
Brighton
Salary
£20,150 - £23,363 pa
Posted
10 Nov 2018
Closes
23 Nov 2018
Ref
150-HD3205-EAS
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Grade - NHS AfC: Band 4

We require an experienced Medical Secretary to join our friendly but busy multi-disciplinary Diabetes Care for You service that supports patients with diabetes across Brighton and Hove and High Weald, Lewes and Havens.

You will provide an efficient a secretarial service for our Diabetes Consultants, in order to deliver an excellent service for our patients. The post holder must have good organisational and communication skills, be able to work under their own initiative, and follow directions. You must be able to solve problems and be engaged in service development for both the administrative and clinical processes to maximise efficiencies and ensure an excellent patient experience. The ability to organise and prioritise work effectively is essential.

Experience as a Medical Secretary, audio typing, computer skills and medical terminology is essential, and you will be responsible for supporting our administrative team.

The community diabetes service is a multi-disciplinary team that includes Consultant, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Dietitians, Podiatrists and Psychotherapists. Its aim is to help to improve health outcomes for people at risk of diabetes or who have a diagnosis of diabetes, and will meet the needs of the growing diabetes population across Brighton and Hove, and High Weald, Lewes and the Havens, both by providing interventions to people with diabetes and increasing the level of skills and knowledge within primary care. 

The goal of the service is to enable patients to access education, information, advice and support to enable them to make informed choices about how to manage their condition, so that they can stay as well as possible for as long as possible, and reduce their risk of diabetes related complications. Joint care planning and goal setting will be a core focus of the new delivery model, with patients in control and empowered to self-manage.

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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