Receptionist/Team Clerk

Main area
North & East AMH, LD & DOPMH Admin Team
Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Working hours - 8.45 a.m. - 5.15 p.m.)
Job ref
Bodmin Clinic/Banham House
£22,383 Per Annum
Salary period
07/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a cheerful, friendly and patient focused individual to join our small team of experienced Receptionist/Team Clerks and the wider administrative and clerical team.

The successful post holder will be based between Bodmin Clinic and Banham House on the Bodmin Hospital site and will be required to provide an efficient reception and administrative service to the North Cornwall Integrated Community Mental Health Team and Dementia in Older People's Mental Health Service.

The post holder should also demonstrate a caring and sensitive approach to their work and be able to clearly communicate with colleagues, patients, carers, the general public and representatives from other hospitals and organisations.

Essential skills required for the post include – excellent telephone manner, strong interpersonal skills, excellent organisational skills, ability to prioritise tasks, effective time management, the ability to work calmly under pressure and to have some office/clerical experience.

The working hours of this post are Monday - Friday, 8.45 a.m. - 5.15 p.m.

Full time position - 37.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

To provide reception and clerical support to the Integrated Community Mental Health Team (ICMHT) and Dementia in Older People’s Mental Health Service (DOPMH), maintaining an effective and efficient delivery of mental health services. To provide cover in the absence of other staff. To maintain an efficient clerical support and reception service to the ICMHT/DOPMH
in a busy and challenging environment.

Working for our organisation

We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health.  We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.  Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.  As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.

Person specification

Education, Qualifications & Experience

Essential criteria
  • RSA II Word-Processing or equivalent
  • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent
  • Previous clerical experience
Desirable criteria
  • Previous reception experience
  • Previous NHS experience
  • RSA II Audio-Typing

Skills & Aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills

Knowledge & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to relate and empathise with patients carers and members of the public
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of RiO system
  • Knowledge of the Integra system

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management
  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health
  • Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

Further details / informal visits contact

Felicity Wills
Job title
Locality Admin Manager
Email address
Telephone number
07917 232991
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