Current Vacancies

at the Kelsall Medical Centre

Receptionist/Prescriptions Administrator

About us

We are a small, friendly GP Surgery in the village of Kelsall, Tarporley, West Cheshire with a patient list size of over 5000 patients. We are a dispensing Practice.

We are currently looking to recruit a permanent Medical Receptionist/Prescriptions Administrator to join our busy team. The successful candidate will be patient focused, a good team player and flexible in their approach. Whilst we encourage applications from suitably experienced individuals, training can be provided for the right candidate.

Hours: 20 hours per week. Weekday shifts working Monday – Friday (days to be agreed upon appointment). Additional hours may be required for planned and unplanned absences.

There is also a requirement for the successful candidate to be committed to working evenings/weekends when required, providing cover for Extended Hours clinics in the future.

We provide 5 weeks holidays pro-rota plus bank holidays and a staff uniform.


Main duties of the job - Receptionist

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

  • Strong IT skills

  • Clear, polite telephone manner

  • Competent in the use of Office and Outlook

  • EMIS user skills (desirable)

  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)

  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Problem solving & analytical skills

  • Ability to follow policy and procedure

  • Checking dispensed medication (training will be given)


Main duties of the job - Prescriptions Administrator

  • To process, all repeat medication requests sent in by patients using the various protocols in place

  • To liaise with patients and chemists regarding queries and requests.

  • To ensure repeat medication is issued in line with the protocols that are already in place, and ensure that any queries raised are dealt with quickly and correctly.

  • To ensure that patient queries on medication are highlighted to the relevant GP /Clinical Pharmacist


Person Specification


  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent

  • GCSE Mathematics & English (C or above)


  • Experience of working within a Primary Care setting

  • Experience of working as a medical receptionist

  • Experience of working in a dispensary

  • Experience of dealing with Prescriptions


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

If you are interested and would like to apply, please either email your application to or send by post to Kelsall Medical Centre, Church Street, Kelsall, Tarporley, CW6 0QG, marked for the attention of the Practice Manager.

Closing date for applications Friday 17th September 2020.