Medical Secretary

Nhs Lothian
Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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Band 3

Duration - permanent

Department - REAS

Location - Royal Edinburgh Hospital

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and conscientious Medical Secretary to provide comprehensive secretarial and admin support within The Royal Edinburgh secretarial team. This post will primarily involve a secretarial service within the directorate to include audio transcription of clinical correspondence, administrative work, filing and tracking notes. Candidates should have previous secretarial experience, with good people skills and an excellent telephone manner. They will act as the first point of contact for clinician's, access and update their diaries, produce accurate clinical correspondence by use of copy or audio typing where knowledge of medical terminology would be an advantage.

Essential -Have a friendly manner with good interpersonal skills, be motivated to achieve results, have the ability to develop strong working relationships across multi-disciplinary teams, have a positive attitude to change. Applicants should have excellent secretarial and advanced/accurate keyboard skill. Keen attention to detail is essential and have the ability to work individually or as part of a team. Have the ability to prioritise workload, manage competing demands and use own initiative. Have the ability to work autonomously with minimum supervision, appreciates the values and benefits of the team, be adaptable and have a good understanding of confidentiality. Candidates should also have excellent oral and written communication skills including minute taking and be self motivated. Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and working within a busy admin environment. As you will be required to deal with a wide range of people, a polite and courteous manner is required as well as a methodical, organised approach to work.

Desirable - Training in the TrakCare Patient management system, Medical Terminology

REAS provides a range of Mental Health services to the population of Lothian and other Boards within Scotland . A number of these services are provided on the Royal Edinburgh Hospital (REH) site.

NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

**Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage**

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Avril Stevenson REAS Administration Manager, Tel: 0131 537 6394 Email:

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