Medical Secretary – Cardiology

  • Part time
  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Posted 4 days ago
  • September 27, 2021
  • £20,330 - £21,777 pr

Medical Secretary – Cardiology

We are looking to appoint a part-time medical secretary to join our Cardiology Department.  The post would entail providing secretarial support to the consultants, clinicians, nursing staff and the secretarial team.    The position will be for 22.5 hours per week (days and hours to be agreed, however, we would require Friday to be a working day).

We would like the successful applicant to have medical secretarial experience, good audio-typing speeds are essential, as well as excellent communication skills and be an effective team player.


Main duties of the job


To provide a complete medical secretarial service to specialty teams (including Out Patient and Reception duties if appropriate to specialty). To organise own workload and work closely with Band 4s. To work within
the Trust values and core standards to maintain an excellent patient experience at all times.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly across the Trust in a variety of specialties.

The post holder is required to maintain the Trust’s values and core standards and to lead by example.


Working for our organisation


As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Prioritise own work efficiently and effectively, working within the secretarial team to ensure Trust targets for all administrative duties are met, highlighting any issues to the Band 4. Liaise with other secretarial team members to ensure fair distribution of workload.

Have knowledge of clinic activity, with a full understanding of the specialty clinic template to ensure appropriate out patient booking – reporting any inconsistencies to the Band 4 at an early stage.

Have knowledge of specialty in patient waiting list and theatre template. Place patient encounter onto the in patient waiting list, scheduling into theatre list and re-ordering of theatre list when required.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RSA/OCR III WP/Typing or equivalent
  • AMSPAR or British Medical Secretary Diploma (includes medical terminology) or equivalent knowledge
  • ECDL or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Audio typing/word processing
Desirable criteria
  • Previous NHS administration experience (2 years minimum)
  • Medical audio typing


Essential criteria
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of patient notes / retrieval and related tasks/medical records procedure

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Job Overview
  • Hours Per Week
  • Salary
    £20,330 - £21,777 pr
  • Job Category
    Admin / Clerical / Reception
  • Disability Confident
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