Ward Clerk
Ref: CYG07342


  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • £8.67 per hour
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 26/12/2019
  • Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

    As a Ward Clerk, you’ll help ensure the smooth & safe management of our patient care on the ward.

    So if you’re passionate about what you do, we want to hear from you!

     

    Your Day-to-Day...

    You’ll be working Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

    • Assisting the wards to generate & complete relevant forms following Ward Round meetings where necessary (e.g. Notice to Accounts / S17 Leave forms / Pre Leave Assessment Forms).
    • Helping to ensure the wards are compliant with various clinical dashboards (e.g. advising when care plans are due for review).
    • Ensuring paperwork is submitted so the patient database is kept up to date.
    • Assist with the collection of required data to meet corporate requirements.
    • Attending Ward Rounds, taking minutes, editing and issuing the reports.
    • Maintain effective filing systems and decant service user notes in line with Medical Records policy and procedure. 
    • Liaise internally regarding ward round meetings as required. 
    • Liaise with external agencies, referrers, other professionals and relatives.
    • Attend and take minutes at meetings as requested. 
    • Record all enquiries using appropriate documentation and ensure action is taken where necessary. 
    • Provide cover in the Reception area for breaks, leave etc. to include handling the hospital switchboard efficiently and carrying out other duties in this area as requested.
    • Ensure confidentiality and security of patient related data at all times.

     

    You are...

    • Experienced in administration in a fast-paced hospital environment
    • Organised, diligent and can strictly adhere to processes & procedures
    • Knowledgeable of mental health & patient confidentiality issues
    • Skilled at inputting, pulling & analysing data using Microsoft Excel
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, etc
    • An excellent verbal & written communicator with strong interpersonal skills
    • Able to swiftly solve problems & work under pressure without compromising quality 

     

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Strong career progression opportunities
    • Expert supervision & support
    • Employee referral scheme
    • Pension scheme
    • “Cycle to work” scheme & employee discount saving

     

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

    Ready to make a positive change? Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below

  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18.

    The hospital is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, within acres of peaceful fields. This quiet and tranquil environment offers great benefit to our service users who are able to walk in the expansive hospital grounds and take in the countryside scenery.

    Taunton town centre offers contrast to the quieter country life with market places, shopping malls and many other entertainment areas such as restaurants, theatres and cinemas.

     

    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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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