SM005750 - Medical Secretary

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The Medical Secretarial Service have a vacancy for a part-time Medical Secretary to join the Urology Team at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This exciting opportunity would be ideal for an experienced secretary or administrator looking to...

The Medical Secretarial Service have a vacancy for a part-time Medical Secretary to join the Urology Team at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. This exciting opportunity would be ideal for an experienced secretary or administrator looking to expand on their existing knowledge or move in to the medical secretarial team.

The post

The post holder will work as part of the Medical Secretary Team in the Urology Department at ARI to provide secretarial and administrative support to a Consultant Surgeon and their medical and nursing staff. 

This is a very busy but rewarding post in a fast paced specialty with a high volume of cancer patients. The post holder will be responsible for booking theatre lists, UCAN outpatient clinics, diary management, answering patient queries, and management of the awaiting results system, alongside other administrative and PA tasks.

The post is part-time, 20 hours per week, with a preferred working pattern over 4 days, but hours are negotiable with the successful candidate. Weekly hours will reduce very slightly over the next 2 years (with no loss of pay) in line with NHS Scotland Reduced Working Week Policy.

What we love to see

The ideal candidate should have previous Medical Secretary experience or experience in a similar role, including scheduling of appointments/diary management, and excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. The ability to touch type with experience of audio typing is also essential.

Who we are

The Medical Secretarial Service provides secretarial and administration support to medical, surgical, and clinical teams across the acute sector of NHS Grampian. The team consists of Medical Secretaries, Audio Typists, Administrators, Filing Clerks, Receptionists, Trainers, PAs, and the Management Team.

There may be opportunities for development within the Medical Secretarial Service, including expanding your knowledge of various other medical, surgical, and clinical services, and/or progressing over time to supervisory, training, or management roles.

Diversity and inclusion

We are focused on hiring the very best talent available, and actively encourage applications from candidates of all background and aim to ensure everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has a positive recruitment experience – regardless of the outcome.

It’s not essential to be in a Medical Secretary role right now. You may be returning from a career break (e.g. maternity, paternity, caring for others) or considering a move from working in another relevant field such your experience elsewhere can bring a fresh perspective to our team. If you are unsure if this would be a suitable role for you please read the job description and apply if you meet all of the essential criteria.

For informal enquiries please contact Martin Urquhart, Assistant Secretarial Service Manager, at Please note all applications must be made via the NHS Scotland Recruitment Website, no CVs can be considered.


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