Ward Clerk - Scunthorpe Family Services (Band 2) - Patient Services - Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust - #49030

Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Grimsby
Contract type: Part time

A 29.5 hour post has arisen for a Ward Clerk working on the Family Services wards at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital which will include the Maternity and Paediatric wards. The post holder will be required to work across all the Family Services wards wherever cover is needed. The working days will be Monday 8am to 1.30pm and Tuesday to Friday 8am to 2pm.

The post holder will be required to provide a welcoming, professional and courteous service to patients and visitors who visit the hospital. This customer-facing role will be instrumental to the efficient running of the ward areas across the Trust.

Post holders will be required to assist patients and visitors using a variety of communication methods.

The post holder will be responsible for admitting and discharging patients in a timely manner. Ensuring any relevant post admission information is sent to the relevant person(s).

It is vital that patients are appropriately tracked through the process to ensure they receive care at the appropriate times, therefore, there will be an element of validation and auditing required to ensure patients are treated in a timely and efficient manner.

The nature of this post requires the post holder to have a high level of tact and diplomacy as well as strict adherence to the rules of confidentiality.

Working as part of a specialty team, the post holder will offer support to ensure patients are afforded a professional and caring service within the necessary clinical timescales.

The post holder will be will be responsible for admitting, transferring and discharging patients on the Trust’s electronic system, ensuring patient demographic details are checked and updated accordingly.

To liaise with clinical teams to ensure all appropriate documentation within the patients’ pathway is completed timely, to ensure investigation appointment requests are received at the appropriate department and patients’ Health Record folders are requested timely.

NLAG is part of one of the largest acute and community Group arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over £1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Group has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Group and our community.

Should we receive a high volume of applications the advert may be closed earlier than stated.

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.

As a Trust we are keen to offer and encourage flexible working opportunities to address health and wellbeing and work-life balance for our employees, this will have a positive impact on the care we provide.

Flexible working is part of a wider commitment to improve the quality and experience of working life and we recognise that it is a key contributor for the recruitment and retention of our employees.

We therefore support and encourage open conversations around a specific working pattern to suit your work-life balance or a multi-role career, if it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

Local flexible working arrangements are developed in partnership between the line manager and employee in order to ensure equality of access to flexible working, as far as practicable, regardless of role, shift pattern, team or pay, based on: patient/service user and staff experience, service delivery and work-life balance of colleagues.

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at https://joinnlag.co.uk/

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Recruitment & Workforce team will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the Recruitment & Workforce Privacy Statement.

“We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers”.

Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

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