It was a good place to work
Medical Secretary (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Thames, ENG – 25 March 2015
It was a very extremely busy position of Medical Secretary within the Gynaecology Department. Myself and my colleagues got along very well.
New Management came in and decided to change everything around which has caused a lot of dissatisfaction within the Department including with the Consultants, some of whom have been left without a Secretary for 3 months and longer.
Dealing with Patients was the most rewarding and heartbreaking part of the job as I worked with suspected ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer patients. They were the most lovely and, at times, difficult people to work with and confidentiality and professionalism was used to speak with them, without giving anything away.
It was my choice to move away from Kingston Hospital as after it became a Foundation Trust, the care of the Patients seems to be secondary to making money and I could not work in that kind of environment. I was very sorry to leave my Consultant and he was very sorry to lose me.
long hours, no benefits, bad managers