Outpatient Receptionist - #59800

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Chester
Salary: £22,383 per year
Contract type: Full time
Working Part Time : 20 hours per week

We are looking for a highly motivated individuals to provide comprehensive Outpatient Reception Service to The Countess of Chester Hospital, as directed by the Team Leaders. We provide a Outpatient Reception Service Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and working in Accident and Emergency covering shifts during the day.

Candidates must be flexible to help us achieve a safe, kind and effective service.

Key Responsibilities

Providing a full outpatient reception service to the patients attending hospital.

To ensure the accuracy of data on the hospital information system (EPR+) and timely production of statistics and information relating to a patients appointment.

To be responsible for requesting and collecting case notes as necessary for short notice clinic appointments.

To administer any changes relating to clinics ensuring current targets are still achieved and monitor clinic capacity using the hospital computer system ensuring all slots are utilised and clinics do not exceed prescribed numbers.

To send appointment details and relevant correspondence to patients.

To deal with enquiries from patients, wards, GP’s and other departments.

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:

The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds

Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility

Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is £23 (standard) or £43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

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