Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.
Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.
As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.
Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.
Dorset Musculoskeletal [MSK] Services is a Pan-Dorset Orthopaedic Treatment Service which runs from a variety of clinic venues. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Medical Secretary/Administrator to join our team on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.
You will be responsible for providing secretarial/administrative support to the service and in particular the clinical team. This will include generating clinical reports from SystmOne [our patient system], and the typing up of clinical notes using Winscribe.You will need excellent keyboard skills, hold an RSA III typing and/or NVQ Level 3 or have proven office experience working at this level. Ideally you will have some experience of medical terminology and working within a healthcare environment.
Full in-house training will be provided by other members of the Weymouth administration team, after which you may be asked to manage patient referrals into the service.
You will act as a main point of contact for patients where the majority of telephone enquiries are related to the making or changing of appointments and chasing up results. You will be expected to maintain confidentiality at all times. Your base will be Weymouth Community Hospital.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Lynn Norris, Administration Manager on 01305 762634
For more information and to apply online, please click here.