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Staff Bank Admin and Medical Receptionist

Hours: Zero Hour Contracts
Salary: Variable – dependant on individual GP Practice
Closing date: 10/07/2022


Job summary

Kernow Health CIC hosts the Staff Bank on behalf of General Practices in Cornwall, and we are looking for people to join our flexible workforce and support practices. We are seeking receptionists and admin staff to join our Staff Bank and provide short term, ad-hoc cover to Practices that need it most.

Main duties of the job

Being part of and working within our Staff Bank provides you with the flexibility to choose the days you want to work and how far you want to travel. You can work over a range of different locations across Cornwall or simply at your nearest Practices. You’re in the driving seat!

If you are already working for a Practice, this is an opportunity for you to pick up additional hours either with your PCN or another Practice delivering in your area of expertise. You can also join as a locum worker (this means being self-employed) or a casual worker (with a zero hours contract).

Who we are looking for: Caring, compassionate, and enthusiastic team members with an interest in patient care, good communication skills and a positive attitude.

About us

Kernow Health, a Community Interest Company, supports General Practice and delivers Primary Care Services at scale in Cornwall. Established in May 2011 by a group of Cornwall Practices, we are a GP owned provider organisation and deliver a number of NHS contracts across Cornwall, these include Cornwall 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service, School Immunisation Programme, Children’s Eating Disorder Service and Cornwall Training Hub [formally CEPN].

These contracts support the visions and values of the organisation, and also ensure that we are able to reinvest any profits made back into the company; again with the intention of supporting GP practices across Cornwall.

Kernow Health CIC is also now offering member practices support to regroup and rebuild through the new Excellence in Practice (EiP) programme.

Job responsibilities

The duties will vary according to the practice requirements, but an outline of the duties which may be undertaken is provided below:

• Receive and make telephone calls, receiving or redirecting enquiries and taking messages as appropriate.

• Provide first point of contact for patient, providing advice and guidance to ensure queries are dealt with appropriately and patients are directed to the appropriate healthcare professional.

• Process and prioritise appointment requests from patients by telephone or in person in line with practice protocol.

• Record requests for home visits and refer to duty doctor as appropriate.

• Receive requests for repeat prescriptions and process in accordance with practice protocol.

• Register new patients or record amendments to patient records as appropriate.

• File medical records, hospital reports and letters as appropriate.

• Photocopying, scanning and faxing documents as appropriate

• Enter patient information onto the computer as required.

• Providing clerical assistance as required, including word/data processing, filing correspondence, reports and results promptly, correctly and in accordance with practice protocol.

• Open and close the building as appropriate, including alarms, lighting and building security.

• Arrange patient transport in line with practice protocol.

• Clearing consulting rooms and ensuring reception area is tidy.

• Book transport for patients and ambulance services as required.

• Manage internal/external post.

• Maintain stationary and other stocks in reception and consulting rooms.

• To support with the administration of the Covid vaccination clinics as required, including booking patients, updating databases and managing patients attending clinics.

For more information on key duties and responsibilities please see the attached job description.

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To apply for this job please contact:

Miriam Molyneux (Staff Bank Co-ordinator)

[email protected]

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