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Senior Medical Secretary | Float

London Bridge Hospital – London
Full time
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Job Title: Senior Medical Secretary | Float

Location: London Bridge Hospital
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Shift times: Monday – Friday, 0900-1700 (some flexibility will be required to cover clinics)

Salary: Competitive

We’re looking for a Senior Medical Secretary to join our Float Team based at London Bridge Hospital.  

As a Float Senior Medical Secretary, you will be responsible for ensuring the continued provision of the highest quality of secretarial and administrative support to all our consultants – covering any gaps in the service.  This is a varied role that will provide you an opportunity to work with multiple consultants across multiple specialities and will assist you in developing your existing skills and knowledge.

Above all else, we’re committed to the care and improvement of human life. It’s this guiding vision that influences everything we do at HCA UK. From the CEO to the colleagues on the floor we all have a part to play in delivering exceptional care to our patients. Other’s may think this is just a support role, but to us, you’ll be part of a wider team with a unique sense of purpose, one that helps improve lives on a daily basis.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide full secretarial support to the Consultants (including audio-typing of clinical/non-clinical material, reports etc.)
  • Responsible for the appropriate management of patient appointments, liaising with patients and hospital staff as required in order to facilitate this
  • Receive new patient referrals and arrange relevant appointments across various hospital departments
  • Register new patients and ensure that all patient records are kept up to date
  • Respond to all written and verbal queries from patients and relatives, escalating to the consultants if required
  • Undertake any other duties as called upon to carry out by the Medical Secretary Manager,  Deputy Medical Secretary Manager  or Supervisor
  • Liaise with consultants and other secretaries to ensure the smooth running of the Out-Patients Clinics

What you’ll bring:

  • Essential
    • At least 3 years of  Medical Secretarial experience.
    • Significant understanding of Medical terminology.
    • Experience working in a variety of specialities.
    • Strong attention to detail, accurate typing and letter proof reading skills.
    • Computer literacy.
    • Excellent communication skills.

    • Previous experience of working as a float Medical Secretary preferred.
    • Previous knowledge of DGL Practice Manager and Meditech preferred.


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

By caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Senior Medical Secretary you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance from day one
  • Critical illness cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.


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