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Deputy Clerical Team Leader Orthoptic and Optometry Department

Band 3

Main area
Orthoptic and Optometry
Band 3
Part Time 15 hours per week
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Maidstone Hospital
£18,813 - £20,795 pa pro rata
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The busy Orthoptic and Optometry department at Maidstone Hospital are looking for someone to job share with the Deputy Clerical Team Leader on a Monday, Wednesday 8.30am to 4.45pm in our clerical team.

You must be friendly, enthusiastic and motivated with a positive attitude. Previous supervisory experience to assist and deputise for the Clerical Team Leader in the smooth running of the service and managing the personnel is essential.

The Orthoptic and Optometry clerical team are multi skilled combining health records and clinical administration unit roles. The team manage the Orthoptic and Optometry waiting lists for Maidstone, Medway and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals, locate and prepare patient documents for clinics, book patients in and out of the clinics, make appointments for new and follow up patients and deal with enquiries from patients and health professionals face to face and on the telephone. You must therefore be efficient and organised with excellent communication skills, be calm under pressure, able to deal with frequent interruptions and be flexible to the needs of the Orthoptic service.

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to having a diverse workforce and being a Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Committed Employer we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential.  We, therefore, encourage applications from BME people, LGBT+ people and people with disabilities.

Closing Date: Monday 20th May 2019 

Interviews: Thursday 6th June 2019 

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For informal enquiries please contact Helen Rogers, Head of Orthoptics or Kirsty Deeks, Clerical Team Leader on 01622 226236 or 01622 226304.