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Obs & Gynae
NHS AfC: Band 4
12 months (Fixed term - 12 months)
  • Full time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday)
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The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
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The Princess Royal Hopital
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COVID-19 Vacancy Higher Level Medical Secretary

NHS AfC: Band 4

Job overview

**This is a 12 month fixed term/secondment opportunity**.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Higher Level Medical Secretary to work within the Obstetric & Gynaecology Team based at The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford. 

The post holder will join a large team based in an open plan office, who organise the workload of the Consultants within the department and ensure that an efficient service is provided.  There is a large amount of audio typing involved alongside dealing with complex and sensitive patient queries and managing urgent and 18 week patient pathways.  The ability to plan and prioritise a varied workload is essential, as are good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with a variety of staff groups.

You should already possess 4 GCSE's (grades 9 - 4) or equivalent, RSA stage 3 typing, word processing (or have equivalent experience), knowledge of MS Office and be qualified or working towards NVQ Level 3 Business/ Medical Admin or AMSPAR.  

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a pivotal person in the patient’s relationship with the hospital, the clinical team and the Consultant.  The team support each other to organise the workload of the Consultants within the department and ensure that an efficient service is provided. 

The post holder will produce accurate clinical and general correspondence, regularly using complex and sensitive medical terminology from audio transcription.  You will also be required to respond to telephone calls from anxious and distressed patients, responding appropriately to contentious, sensitive and difficult enquiries.  

Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust; an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in.


SaTH offers great benefits which include:

Salary sacrifice car scheme
Home electronics salary sacrifice scheme
NHS discounts
Generous annual leave entitlement
Access to NHS pension scheme

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 4 GCSE (C and above) or equivalent
  • RSA Stage 3 typewriting, word processing (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office packages eg PowerPoint, Word, Excel and other IT skills acquired through training and practical experience
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL
  • NVQ 3 Business Administration

Experience and Attainments

Essential criteria
  • Experience in audio typing
  • Medical Terminology (with the ability to reach the required standard in medical terminology by the end of a 12 month period)
  • Secretarial procedures
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of PAS systems
  • Medical Secretarial/PA

Skills and Aptitudes

Essential criteria
  • Excellent command of English
Desirable criteria
  • Minute taking
  • Touch Typing

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Melissa Matthews
Job title
Administration Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01952 641222
Additional information

01952 641222 ext 5684

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