Careers in General Practice in Bristol,
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Careers in General Practice in Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

RECEPTIONIST - Westbury on Trym Primary Care Centre



HOURS: TBC – Our opening hours are between 07:15 to 19:00 Monday-Friday. Successful candidate must be available to work one early morning or late afternoon shift per week. Part-time Hours available.

SALARY:               £9.50 PER HOUR


Job Summary:

The purpose of the role is to:

•             Meet and greet patients and manage the throughput of patients on behalf of the Practice; to manage as appropriate the appointment for all clinical staff either face to face or by telephone.

•             Offer general assistance to the practice team and project a positive and friendly image to patients and other visitors via the telephone and in person

•             Receive, assist and direct patients in accessing the appropriate service or healthcare professional in a courteous, efficient and effective way

•             Facilitate effective communication between patients, members the primary health care team, secondary care and other associated healthcare agencies


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities to be undertaken by members of the reception team include any or all of the items in the following list.  Duties may be varied from time to time under the direction of the reception team leader, dependent on current and evolving practice workload and staffing levels:

•             Opening up / locking up of the Practice premises in accordance with Practice protocols.

•             Maintaining and monitoring the practice appointments system by managing patient calls appropriately

•             Signposting patients to other more suitable services as appropriate

•             Processing personal and telephone requests for appointments, visits and telephone consultations and ensuring callers are directed to the appropriate healthcare professional

•             Contact patients and external agencies as requested by members of the Primary Health Care Team.

•             To provide cover for members of the reception team during periods of sickness and annual leave changing shifts where necessary

•             Taking messages and passing on information

•             Initiating contact with and responding to requests from patients, other team member and associated healthcare agencies and providers

Applicants should e-mail a CV and a covering letter to:

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