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Administrator / Practice Receptionist

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    Admin & Secretarial

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    Up to £11.55 per hour + Onsite Car Parking

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    Newcastle CL

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    Until 28/03/24

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Job Description

Position Title: Administrator / Practice Receptionist Location: Edinburgh, EH13 0PP Full Time - (Monday-Friday) - 37 hours per week

Shift timings:

Monday - Thursday: 0800-1630 (8 hrs - 30-minute unpaid lunch break)

Friday: 0800-1300 (5 hours - 30-minute unpaid lunch break)

Rate of Pay: £11.55ph Start date: ASAP

Assignment length: Currently until the end of March 2024 with the possibility to extend.


The Medical Centre reception provides an initial point of contact to all visitors to the Medical centre. As such, the medical receptionist(s) will provide a focal point for providing advice and administrative support as required.

Primary Purpose:

  • To provide effective and appropriate reception services including the management of the medical centre reception, waiting areas, and appointment booking system. To act as first point of contact for patients, personnel and visitors to the Medical Centre, including the registration and de-registration of patients.

  • Processing personal and telephone requests for appointments, visits and telephone consultations and ensuring callers are directed to the appropriate healthcare professional.

  • Support improvement and development and application of processes within reception.

Secondary Purpose:

  • To assist in the strict maintenance of medical documentation including ownership and movement in accordance with data protection policy and caldicott principals.

  • To remain flexible and be able to adapt processes and working practices to meet challenges to critical outputs.


  • Oversee the running of the clinics and monitoring practice appointment system. To proactively engage with clinicians and PM around clinic capacity and nature of interactions, identifying emerging issues with regards demand for appointments and availability.

  • Attend multi-disciplinary team meetings and contribute accordingly. Taking minutes and distributing where necessary.

  • Act as the first point of contact for all general enquiries into the Medical Centre, in person or by telephone. Responsible for the correct onward communication of such enquiries as appropriate.

  • Collate and report basic clinical statistics when required.

  • Responsible for and operate the office machinery within the reception area. This includes- photocopier, shredder, scanner and computer equipment.

  • Assist in any reasonable administrative capacity for the benefit of the department.

  • Play an active role in building security by maintaining vigilance and confirming the identification of personnel entering and leaving the building.

  • Take a full and active part in the Medical Centre emergency response organization as required.

  • Training and ongoing mentoring of administrative and clinical staff in the procedures carried out within the reception.

  • Ensure a working knowledge of other Administrative Assistant's roles and comply with military medical/administrative procedures, in order to maintain business continuity.

  • Providing clerical assistance to Practice staff as required, including supporting a robust recall system for chronic disease and other occupational health activities, ensuring all patients are invited for tests in a timely manner in line with the national schedule.

  • Reporting any building defects/repairs or Health and Safety issues through line management.

Skills Needed:

  • Competent working knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office 365 including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Strong people/communication skills particularly relating to face-to-face and telephone contact.

Desirable Skills:

Working knowledge of Ministry of Defence (MOD) medical information system - DMICP

Brook Street are proud to support the Armed Forces Covenant and as such, we guarantee to interview all candidates who are veterans or spouses/partners of military personnel, and who meet all the essential criteria for the vacancy.As a Disability Confident Leader, and holder of the Gold Award status from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, Brook Street, as a supplier to the Public Sector Resourcing Framework (PSR), will offer you a guaranteed interview with a PSR Sourcer.Should you identify as a candidate with a disability and/or as a veteran or spouse/partner of military personnel and meet all the essential criteria for the role, we encourage you to reach out to us via the Brook Street website. Here you will find a link to register your interest and state the role that you are interested in. We are committed to engaging with you.In cases where we have a high volume of ex-military candidates/military spouses/partners, who meet all of the essential criteria, Brook Street will interview the best candidates from within that group.
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