Apprentice Administration Assistant Langton Medical Group

Excellent opportunity working for a large, well-respected, high-achieving General Practice in Lichfield. The work is of a highly confidential nature and no information, either medical or personal, should be disclosed outside of practice personnel.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday (9am – 3pm) Annual Holiday allowance: 20 days paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001300766

  • Positions

    1 available

To ensure that admin duties are completed efficiently and adhere to the guidelines laid down by partners and management. The work is of a highly confidential nature and no information, either medical or personal, should be disclosed outside of practice personnel.

Duties to include but not limited to: 

  • Open and sorting internal post
  • Scanning of clinical documentation into medical records
  • Photocopying of medical records for insurance/solicitor requests
  • Preparing and franking post
  • Creating new patient files
  • Keeping the flow of information moving between upstairs and downstairs
  • Re-stock forms for medical secretaries
  • Summarising of new patient clinical records using read code system
  • Read coding of clinical letters received and then work flowing to relevant GP
  • Re-stock stationery in admin office
  • Ordering leaflets
  • Creating information packs for new patients, NHS health checks etc
  • Flu campaigns

Expectations required of all staff -

  • To comply with the Practice’s policies and procedures including the Staff confidentiality Policy and Agreement and Health and Safety Legislation.
  • To carry out any training required that is appropriate to your position and grade, and that is required by the Practice
  • To undertake any other duties requested of you that is appropriate to your position and grade
  • An ability to use own judgement, resourcefulness, common sense and local knowledge, to respond to patient enquiries and requests
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A good standard of general IT and keyboard skills
  •  Any other adhoc duties as required by the practice

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ideal candidate will be focused, hardworking, conscientious and have good organisational skills.
  • Good ICT skills are essential for this position.
  • The ideal candidate will also be motivated, enthusiastic team player with a friendly approach.

Personal qualities

  • This employer is looking for someone who is able to improve and extend their current knowledge and experience, and keen to learn new skills.
  • Applicants should have good time-management skills and be comfortable communicating with patients and other staff members.
  • The candidate should have some work experience and have an interest in the medical field.

Qualifications required

  • Candidates who hold GCSE Grades A-C (4-9) or equivalents including English, Maths and ICT are invited to apply for this role.
  • Applicants should have a good standard of written and spoken English, good spelling and basic numeracy skills. 

Future prospects

To be decided upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Attention to detail in a repetitive role is essential with a very high accuracy requirement. Whilst extensive training and ongoing supervision will be provided, it is essential the successful candidate understands this and is able to consistently achieve these requirements.

About the employer

Langton Medical Group provides GP services to over 12,000 patients who live in the north Lichfield area. We have 2 surgeries: 1 on Eastern Avenue in Lichfield and the other 1 in Whittington. We have 5 partners and 40 members of staff. In 2010 we achieved the Royal College of General Practitioners prestigious Quality Practice Award, which only about 99 other practices in the country hold. We are committed to personal development of all staff and we are a training practice, which means that we take doctors who are training to be GP’s on placement for between 6 months and 1 year. Excellent working environment with a friendly team.

Employer

Langton Medical Group

Address

Langton Grange Medical Centre

Eastern Avenue

Lichfield

WS13 7FA

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT up to Level 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider

SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Staffordshire College

Contact

Ruth Edwards 07387645766 ruth.edwards@southstaffs.ac.uk


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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017