Medical Administrator

University Hospital Southampton

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Laboratory Medicine Department, Pathology for a motivated, flexible and dynamic Patient Services Secretary to support clinical teams.  Recently our Pathology Team won the Chairs Outstanding Team Achievement Hospital Heroes Award for working through the Covid-19 period.

Within this role you will be the first port of call for patients and their relatives/carers providing an efficient, confidential and professional secretarial service and will be responsible for supporting and administering a variety of  tasks for Consultants/Clinicians specialising in Chemical Pathology and Metabolic Medicine and the wider pathology team.  

This is a pivotal role whereby you will facilitate the smooth running of the patient journey by ensuring that co-ordinated and streamlined administrative processes revolving around the patient and their individual needs

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

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What we can offer you


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted

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