Support Secretary for Child Health

Child Health

Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£20,330 - £21,777pa


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

The Acute and Community Paediatric service at Poole Hospital is seeking to recruit an experienced support secretary.

The Acute and Community Paediatric team is located at Poole Hospital within the Women, Children and Oncology Directorate. The acute service has 14 consultants who focus on general paediatrics, oncology, epilepsy, cardiology, diabetes, endocrinology, gastro and allergy. The community service has consultants who focus on four main areas of practice: neuro disability, social paediatrics, educational medicine and public health. Many of the children referred to this service present with multiple and/or complex conditions including behavioural difficulties. The service is also responsible for child protection and safeguarding children duties.

The support secretary post will be a key role in both the acute and community administrative teams, using audio typing skills to produce high levels of patient related correspondence and reports. The post holder(s) will also contribute to the general daily activities of the office such as responding to telephone enquiries, filing activities and other specific key activities that are the responsibility of the Paediatric teams. The working week will be split 50/50 between acute paediatrics and community paediatrics.

There will be a requirement to deal with any child protection/safeguarding liaison/communication as required (training will be provided).

Applicants will have a broad spectrum of administration skills and demonstrable typing skills. In addition to this, applicants should have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and a willingness to work as part of a team.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Base Location:Poole Hospital

Interview Date:TBC

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Wendy Edward

Job title Operational Support Child Health

Email address

Telephone number 0300 019 2177

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.