Are you interested in a career in administration in the NHS? We are looking for an enthusiastic, empathetic individual who is well-organised and has a keen eye for detail to join our team.
The Adult Mental Health Team, forming part of Oxford Health NHS Trust, based in the heart of Oxford City, are keen to hear from individuals who are interested in joining a unique administrative team. We are dedicated to supporting Doctors and other medical staff who provide support to Adults of working age experiencing Mental Health issues.
This is a special administrative role, which can be demanding, challenging and requires skill to handle all contacts with confidence, compassion, patience and professionalism. It sits within a larger team that is extremely supportive and together we all make a real difference in the community.
Good communication skills are essential together with high levels of emotional resilience. In return, you will receive support and development from the team and the Trust itself, such as continuing professional development, opportunity to undertake apprenticeships, yearly appraisals etc. Supporting everyone with their mental health has always been important to us but, never more so than now.
So, if you have admin experience, preferably from within a Health Care or Social Care background and are interested in working in a Mental Health setting this could be the opportunity for you and just the team member we are looking for!
- To provide comprehensive administrative to the AMHT.
- Managing all aspects of Doctors Outpatient Clinics – booking, rearranging, outcoming of appointments and ensuring all electronic data bases are appropriately updated.
- Receive and deal with correspondence and take appropriate action.
- Receive telephone calls using a high level of initiative and responding in a confidential and sensitive way and action in the appropriate manner. This may include highly sensitive information such as emergency calls, and calls from distressed patients or relatives, etc.
- Audio and/or copy typing of letters and reports to patients, GPs and other professional agencies. Also, to proofread and edit letters and documents.
- Ensure the Trust’s activity databases are up to date and that all clinical data is entered accordingly.
- Ensure that client related documentation is entered onto databases for all patients within the team caseload in a timely manner.
- Process referrals and discharges to the team.
- Work with managers within Operational Services and within IT support to maintain data quality and make improvements to data collection where necessary.
- Assist the Office Manager in achieving Trust targets on data quality by reviewing reports.
- Order team stationery through e-procurement.
- Assist with the induction process for new staff.
Supporting everyone with their mental health has always been important to us but, never more so than now. So, if you have admin experience, preferably from within a Health Care or Social Care background and are interested in working in a Mental Health setting this could be the opportunity for you and just the team member we are looking for!
Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust include:
- Excellent opportunities for career progression
- 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
- NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
- Staff accommodation
- Competitive pension scheme
- Lease car scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- To ensure confidentiality and security of patient data is maintained at all times in compliance with the Data Protection Act and GDPR
- To ensure confidentiality of staff, patients and carers is maintained in line with Trust policy.
- To work closely with team members, provide a flexible service and be willing to assist other staff as and when required.
- To work as a member of a team with the team administrators and office manager to assist the smooth running of the secretarial and administrative provision and delegation of workload.
- To attend appropriate mandatory training courses in line with requirements of the role, Health and Safety Regulations and as part of personal development, e.g. systems training, fire awareness training, appraisals.
- To carry out any other duties as requested by the Team Manager to ensure the quality of service provided by the team.
- Photocopying, collating and processing information and any similar duties which may be necessary in order to facilitate the secretarial and administrative work.
- Taking and producing meeting minutes and following actions arising.
- To undertake any other reasonable tasks as determined by the Office Manager.
This post will be fulltime. Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00. You will be based at the Warneford Hospital working within one of our three sub-teams. Parking is currently available for staff.
- New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.
- Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
- Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
- Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.
- We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.
- Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.