Team Secretary Job at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – in Truro

Job Description

Band 3

Main area



Band 3




Full time

Flexible working

Home or remote working

37.5 hours per week (full time, some home working maybe required.)

Job ref



Truro & Penzance


Truro & Penzance


£20,330 – £21,777 Per annum

Salary period



29/05/2022 23:59

Thank you for your interest in joining us at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

We pride ourselves in striving to be an employer of choice.

Strategic Themes

Great Care

We will deliver safe, high quality, consistent and personalised care based on best practice. We are working to be a responsive organisation that listens and learns.

Great Organisation

We work to be a green organisation, and our sustainability plan will deliver NHS net zero targets. We will support quality care, research and innovation. All our work will be underpinned by clear and transparent principles and systems.

Great People

We will work together with our staff to create an organisation that supports our collective health and wellbeing. We will attract, retain and develop great people, and embed a caring, open, inclusive and restorative just culture that supports us to deliver quality care.

Great Partner

With our partners we will deliver health care that improves people’s quality of life, prevents ill health and reduces inequalities. We will spend our money wisely to achieve high quality outcomes that matter to local people.

At the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement whether that’s job share, part time or another flexible pattern. In addition, although the role advertised may have a ‘home’ office base indicated, we remain committed to supporting flexibility around workplace locations. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The successful applicant will be an NHS employee and may therefore have contact with vulnerable service users. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been necessary to take significant steps to protect the health and safety of our staff, service users and those attending our sites. Unless exempt, we encourage and support staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

To provide a full secretary service to a specific number of nurses and Medical Staff and to assist in the organisation of the teams workload and service delivery.

General Hospital services exist to meet the physical health needs of the population. However, significant numbers of older people admitted or referred to the general hospital will also have cognitive impairment and/or mental health problems in addition to their physical conditions. Such cognitive impairment and mental health problems in older people can influence care in a number of ways, including:

Increased length of stay

Increased risk of accidents, infection and confusion

Repeated admissions

In addition, under recognition of the causes of common mental health and cognitive problems in older people and the failure to adequately treat and care for problems such as confusion in older patients can contribute to:

Dissatisfaction with care

Patient and Carer complaints

The purpose of the Older Persons Psychiatric Liaison service based within the general hospital, integrated with physical health care is to:

Improve patient safety

Increase the quality of care

Improve patient flow and the appropriate utilisation of resources

Improve staff safety

The Dementia and Older People’s Mental Health Liaison provide mental health assessments and care planning services to patients over the age of 65, and for all patients who present with significant cognitive impairment problems. This involves providing a broad range of specialist psychosocial assessments and treatments for individual patients, a specialist consultation liaison service to referring clinicians and clinical teams, assisting them in decision making in difficult and complex cases. The psychiatric liaison team provide informal education to qualified, unqualified and student / training healthcare staff. Staff within the service is also representing Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust in the general hospital setting and will play a vital role in communicating and maintaining a good working relationship between the two organisations.

At Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust we are proud to prioritise the development of our people. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

Career conversations and individual development plans for succession planning and talent management

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Access to a dedicated central development fund supporting CPD for all staff

Leadership and Management development programmes

Coaching and mentoring opportunities

A full clinical induction programme for operational skills

Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff

A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff

Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

Suite of health and wellbeing initiatives to support our colleagues physical and mental health

Free access to individual HARP portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff

Free DBS checks where required

Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions

NHS Pension Scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Cycle to work scheme

The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via TRAC.jobs email regarding interview details.

We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on 01208 834644

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Company Location:  Truro

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