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Part-time Dispensary Receptionist at Carnon Downs Surgery

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Carnon Downs Surgery. We are looking to appoint a highly motivated receptionist with a friendly, caring approach who would thrive in our busy doctors’ surgery between Truro and Falmouth. We work in a culture that puts the patient first and are proud to provide a flexible and efficient service which inspires confidence and satisfaction in our patients.

The successful candidate will project a positive and friendly image to patients; have a good level of general education, excellent key board skills and an understanding of IT. The ability to work in a calm and methodical way in a busy environment is essential as is the ability to communicate effectively with patients, associated agencies and colleagues. Previous experience in a dispensing surgery or healthcare based environment would be an advantage. Understanding the importance of confidentiality is essential. This position will offer job satisfaction to someone who enjoys helping others working in an administrative healthcare setting.

The vacancy is for 15 - 20 hours per week with the possibility of being extended further in the coming months. Although the vacancy is for a part-time position, there will be an expectation of all staff members to volunteer for holiday and sick cover should the need arise. The surgery’s current opening times are 8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Salary will be dependent on experience with a NHS Pension, uniform and free parking provided.

Closing date: Fri 18 September 2020

Please complete an application form with a covering letter and CV to the address below. Application form and Job Description are available on-line via the website at

Email the completed forms and letter to

Or send to: Mrs Alison Hunt, Assistant Practice Manager, The Surgery, Bissoe Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, TR3 6JD, Telephone 01872 863221

Please Note: The practice has introduced measures to increase safety for staff and patients during the covid outbreak. Interviews may be held via video link.

Dispensary Receptionist Job Description

Application Form 






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