Barry - Health Records Clerical Officer

Who's this?

Barry is a Health Records Clerical Officer working at Trafford General Hospital (TGH) part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). Barry is an Autism Champion at TGH and provides support to colleagues who may have challenges working in the hospital environment

What’s the story of their career to date?

Barry went to university and completed a Degree in Sport Science and then a PGCE teaching qualification, he spent several years working in schools and colleges before he decided to join the NHS. He started his career in the NHS by doing bank work in the Health Records Department as a Health Records Clerical Officer, he then he went on to Outpatients as a clerk. He has worked in Manchester Royal Infirmary, TGH and the Eye Hospital gaining experience in various departments, Anti Natal, Pharmacy, Bookings and Equality and Diversity. He has recently returned to the post of Health Records Clerical Officer at TGH

What do they do?

Barry has a varied role which includes locating, retrieving, recording, tracking and delivering patients health records and case notes. By quality assuring records and case notes he makes sure they are accurately recorded and up to date. He also scans and safely files records and notes maintaining patient confidentiality at all times

What is the best part about their role?

Barry has autism which affects how he carries out tasks and interacts with others. He works with very supportive colleagues who understand him and know how he likes to work. The best part about his job is being able to focus on a single task for long periods of time and being in a routine that suits his lifestyle

Where are they going from here?

Barry would like to further develop in the NHS and explore career options

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust (Central & Trafford Sites). If you have questions then feel free to contact us.

You can find out more about this role by visiting the Health Records Clerical Officer section of the Health Careers website. The site gives information about the role and responsibilities, pay and conditions as well as any qualifications that are required and what the relevant courses or entry requirements are.