Medical Administrator – Reception Apprentice – Blackburn Road Medical Centre (WF17 9PL)

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Providing patients with a friendly and confidential service for the booking of their appointments and handling of their general queries. Working as part of the practice team you will be responsible for supporting Doctors, Nurses and other clinicians to ensure the smooth running of their clinics.


Blackburn Road Medical Centre has an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our team, working at Blackburn Road medical Centre on Blackburn Road, Birstall and Birkenshaw Health Centre, Town Street, Birkenshaw.

Duties include:

  • Ensure that all patients and all visitors at reception and telephone callers to the practice are greeted professionally and politely
  • Be part of the team that answers all incoming calls from patients and other healthcare professionals. Divert them as appropriate or take messages
  • Deal with administrative queries and requests from patients and act as liaison with clinicians as necessary
  • Make, arrange, cancel appointments via the clinical system (SYSTMONE)
  • Read and code patient information as required

Essential requirements:

  • Good telephone manner
  • Customer service experience
  • Recent experience in a Data Quality position
  • Must be eager to learn and grow with the organisation
  • Good attention to detail and ability to adapt to all situations at ease
  • Computer literate
  • Great team player
  • Work independently and the ability to use your own initiative
  • Excellent customer service and patient focused
  • Happy to undergo a CRB, DBS Check

Desirable requirements:

  • Recent experience in a Medical administration position
  • Be able to start immediately

About the Employer

NHS Providing patients with a friendly and confidential service for the booking of their appointments and handling of their general queries.

Things to Consider

Training to be Delivered

Mode of delivery: Delivered entirely in the work place.

Course content:

A Level 2 Apprenticeship is delivered entirely in the workplace where you will gain knowledge, understanding and skills on the job. An Assessor from Leeds City College will visit you on a regular basis to complete your college work.

Units of study:

  • Understanding the organisation
  • Meeting regulations and legislation
  • Systems and resources
  • Product and service knowledge
  • Influencing skills
  • Personal organisation
  • Dealing with customer conflict and challenge
  • Developing self
  • Being open to feedback
  • Team working

Functional Skills qualifications:

  • Level 1 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skill in ICT
  • + Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • + Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 2

Employer Name

Blackburn Road Medical Centre

Employer Address

Blackburn Road
WF17 9PL

Expected Duration

15 Months

Working Week

To be delivered over 5 days but flexible

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£185 Weekly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

Grade C/4 in Maths and English would be preferred

Desired Skills

  • Computer literate
  • Good personal skills
  • Excellent communication skills and a sense of humour

Personal Qualities

  • An ability to use your own judgement, resourcefulness, common sense to respond to patient’ enquiries and requests
  • An ability to stay calm under pressure and to work as part of a team

Future Prospects

Ongoing employment

Date Posted


Leeds City College