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Surgical and Anaesthetics Services
Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Across East Lancashire Sites
Across East Lancashire Sites
£20,270 - £21,318 per annum
Salary period
11/10/2022 18:00

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Clerical Officer / Audio Typist - Ophthalmology Medical Secretaries

Band 2

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

The job is based within the Ophthalmology Admin Department at Burnley General Hospital.  We are seeking  an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to join a team of Band 4 Medical Secretaries to support them within their roles. 

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Audio Typist  to join a very busy Ophthalmology Department to support the medical secretaries with their clinic typing. 

1 full time post - 37.5 hours Monday - Friday


Working for our organisation

East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust aims to deliver the highest quality care to its patients.  We employ dedicated staff, some of which have won awards for their work and are internationally renowned.  With the support of our staff and the public we have ambitious plans to continue to raise the standard of patient care and services throughout East Lancashire.  The Trust offers care across three hospital sites and it is always responding to the changes in patients' needs, using state-of-the art facilities and equipment to treat three quarters of a million people each year. 

Our vision is to provide the people of East Lancashire with the best up-to-date medical care, with respect, dignity and well being of all our patients at all times.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The main responsibilities of this role are to support the medical secretaries with their clinic typing.  You will also be responsible for delivering and collecting case notes to  and from Medical Records and Clinics.  You will also be required to track in casenotes waiting to be typed and distribute casenotes to Medical Secretaries as necessary. 

Person Specification


Essential criteria:

GCSE English  Grade C or above

Keyboard skills

Desirable criteria:

RSA/OCR 2 Typing or RSA/OCR work processing

RSA/OCR Audio typewriting/proven ability of equivalent level of skill

Experience :

Essential criteria

Clerical experience normally six months

Desirable criteria:

Knowledge of medical terminology

Audio typing experience

Personal qualities:

Essential criteria:

Proven excellent communication skills

Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

Ability to work to deadlines

Proven ability to keep information confidential

Ability to provide reasonable flexibility in working hours 


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GCSE English at ‘C’ grade or above
  • Keyboard Skills
Desirable criteria
  • RSA/OCR Medical Audio-Typewriting
  • RSA/OCR II Typewriting or RSA/OCR Word Processing
  • RAS/OCR Audio Typewriting or proven ability of an equivalent level of skill


Essential criteria
  • Six months clerical experience
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Audio-typewriting experience


Essential criteria
  • Proven communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Proven ability to keep information confidential
Desirable criteria
  • Able to provide reasonable flexibility in terms of hours worked

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Melanie Horner
Job title
Admin Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01282 805796
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