Contact Centre Booking Clerk - #49153

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Date: 1 week ago
City: Warrington
Salary: £22,383 per year
Contract type: Full time
The Contact Centre Operator is expected to work as part of the Outpatient Appointment Booking Team

administering appointments in line with Trust Policies and Procedures.

To be responsible for answering incoming calls for all of Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Outpatients department

To be responsible for initiating telephone contact with patients to discuss appointment dates and times

Scheduling and confirming appointments and rescheduling appointments when needed

Answering general patient queries relating to their outpatient appointment

To ensure all outpatient referrals are processed effectively following agreed processes in place in order to ensure patient access targets are met

To liaise with GP practices when required regarding referrals

Ensure enquiries from patients, internal and external agencies are dealt with efficiently and appropriately

Ensure patient demographic data is updated as necessary

Ensure patient documentation is filed in line with Health Records Policy and patient records are filed in accordance with departmental policies

Communicate with patients and relatives on a range of matters relating to their Outpatient appointments

Act as a direct contact for verbal complaints from patients and hospital staff, ensuring appropriate escalation if required

To carry out any administrative duties relating to referral letters when call volumes are low

Identify any development and training needs required

Responsible for attending mandatory training sessions

Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a caring and compassionate organisation that is both ambitious and innovative. We are committed to delivering the best outcomes for our patients and providing a positive experience of our staff. We aspire to be outstanding for our patients, our communities and our staff and are committed to being a great place to receive healthcare, work and learn.

Straddling the neighbouring boroughs of Warrington and Halton we are part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care system. Our hospitals are ideally situated to meet the growing healthcare needs of the 330,000 population of these boroughs.

Warrington Hospital is home to our emergency, critical care and maternity services, Halton Hospital is focused on elective procedures and the Runcorn Urgent Treatment Centre, although many services are offered at both sites and in community hubs.

A CQC-rated ‘good’ organisation with ‘outstanding’ features, we are working towards university hospital status, having achieved teaching hospital status in 2019.

Our workforce of nearly 5,000 across both sites comprises more than 50 nationalities. We strive to be an equal, diverse and inclusive employer, which is recognised as a pioneer in its equality, diversity and inclusion work. The Trust is proud to have achieved numerous external accreditations and is working towards achieving the Anti-Racist Organisation Framework, recognising the importance of anti-racism in all that we do.

To be responsible for answering incoming calls for all of Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Outpatients department

To be responsible for initiating telephone contact with patients to discuss appointment dates and times

Scheduling and confirming appointments and rescheduling appointments when needed

Answering general patient queries relating to their outpatient appointment

To ensure all outpatient referrals are processed effectively following agreed processes in place in order to ensure patient access targets are met

To liaise with GP practices when required regarding referrals

Ensure enquiries from patients, internal and external agencies are dealt with efficiently and appropriately

Ensure patient demographic data is updated as necessary

Ensure patient documentation is filed in line with Health Records Policy and patient records are filed in accordance with departmental policies

Communicate with patients and relatives on a range of matters relating to their Outpatient appointments

Act as a direct contact for verbal complaints from patients and hospital staff, ensuring appropriate escalation if required

To carry out any administrative duties relating to referral letters when call volumes are low

Identify any development and training needs required

Responsible for attending mandatory training sessions

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