Clinical Typist

Job Details:

Salary: £20.27k – £21.32k per annum

Job Overview

Previous applicants need not apply.

We are currently looking to appoint a Clinical Typist to work in Child Health, The Den within the Family Care Division at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. 

The successful candidate must be customer focused, with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent organisational skills and an ability to work under pressure are essential requirements together with great attention to detail for ensuring letters are completed accurately.

To be successful in this role you will possess Maths and English Grade C or above (or equivalent), audio typing and computer skills. Additionally, you will have relevant office/secretarial experience and have effective communication skills.  

Knowledge of medical terminology, customer care and previous NHS experience are also desirable.

Main duties of the job

The main emphasis of this role is to provide comprehensive typing and clerical cover to support Consultants and Junior Medical staff in Child Health. For example: liaising with medical staff to ensure sufficient management of patients through the hospital and maintaining confidentiality at all times. 

Duties will include audio typing and word processing tasks, meeting deadlines for GP correspondence, carrying out general clerical duties and track and receive patient records in and out of the department.

Working for our organisation

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a well performing Foundation Trust serving a population of around 441,000 across the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, North Amber Valley, High Peak and North East Derbyshire districts. With a workforce of around 3,800 staff and good financial control, currently operating with a positive financial surplus and was recently rated “Good” by the CQC.

We are committed to working with our partners in health and social care to deliver long term financial sustainability and resilience in our performance to ensure we provide high quality services and excellent patient care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the Job description and Person Specification in the attachments. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are along with the criteria that are required.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths
  • RSA II (or equivalent)
  • Computer skills
  • Audio typing
Desirable criteria
  • ECDL
  • Office based training such as NVQ
  • Audio typing RSA Stage 2


Essential criteria
  • Previous office/secretarial experience
Desirable criteria
  • Previous NHS experience

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Good prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Knowledge of office systems and processes
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to receive and action instructions
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good telephone manner
Desirable criteria
  • Medical terminology
  • Familiar with work based computer systems

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Good communication skills
  • Professional appearance
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Demonstrates a friendly, outgoing manner
  • Flexible
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Demonstrates Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Proud to CARE

Flexible Working

If you’re looking for flexible or predictable working arrangements, please speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate this. If it works for our service and patients, we will do our best to make it work for you.

COVID19 Vaccination

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to ensuring the safety of all our staff and patients therefore encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated against COVID19 as this remains the best line of defence against the virus.

UK Points-based immigration system

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.  Please note that from 1 January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route.  Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here Work in the UK – GOV.UK (

You must provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form.  Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.  Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants – GOV.UK (

If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, you may be  eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead, which is cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge.


Communications throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

If you require any support in completing the application form, please do not hesitate to contact the HR Support Services team on View phone number on and we will be happy to assist.

Please see the attached documents and links in relation to working for Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In particular, the general conditions of employment and benefits of working for the trust.

This role is part of the integrated health and social care community across Derbyshire, where there are many opportunities to work across different locations and providers developing new and different skills. Whilst this role is initially based in Chesterfield, there may be future opportunities to be based at different locations within the health and social care community, which we may talk to you about in the future.

Job Category: Health
Job Type: Full Time Part Time
Job Location: Chesterfield

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