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Speciality Secretary - Medicine

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
Fixed term: 12 months (Secondment)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata
Salary period
26/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen within our Acute Medicine Secretarial Team for a Band 3 Specialist Secretary for a fixed period of 12 months to cover a secondment.

Excellent communication and customer care skills, administration and advanced typing experience is required for this post. You will have daily contact with patients, medical and nursing staff and all relevant stakeholders.

There may be scope for part or whole time working from home but some aspects of the post will have a requirement to be on site.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to contribute to ensuring the speciality achieves performance targets, efficiencies and an excellent administrative service.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and committed team with the enthusiasm to assist in a gold standard service then we want to meet you.


Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Typing experience and qualification
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL/IT qualifications


Essential criteria
  • Previous administration or secretarial experience
  • Audio typing experience

Skills ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of confidentiality
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in the English Language
Desirable criteria
  • Team player
  • Ability to work alone
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Keri Gee
Job title
Deputy Service Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Keri Gee  - 07971180091