Non Clinical - Cancer Care Navigator

  • Department multiple
  • Salary Band 4 subject to confirmation of Agenda for Change Banding
  • Closing Date 07/07/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Job ref 223-CCN-589
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term: 12 months
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

**The banding for this vacancy is Subject to Agenda for Change evaluation**

The Cancer Navigation department is looking for an outstanding individual to join the team as a main point of contact in order to support patients throughout their cancer care pathway including those on the new self-managed follow up pathway.

We are looking for an empathetic and IT savvy candidate who is talented, motivated and passionate to work in this new post of Cancer Care Navigator.

The purpose of this role is to complement the existing Cancer Care team to support patients through diagnosis, treatment pathways and follow up to ensure the provision of safe, seamless, appropriate services, thus maximising the health and quality of life of the patient and carers and improving the quality and efficiency.

Main duties of the job

The post holder needs to be self-driven, highly organised and have excellent communication skills.  Through their knowledge of the clinical pathway requirements, they will enhance the patients experience by ensuring that their pathway is proactively planned and tracked to ensure that patients who are newly diagnosed, on treatment or follow up are supported in a timely and efficient way.  The role will involve liaising with patients, their relatives and clinical and administrative teams within the Trust to coordinate telephone consultations, outpatient appointments, investigations, treatments and multi-disciplinary team discussions.

The post holder will also provide information for the Trusts cancer PTL regarding patient pathways to support the achievement of waiting time standards and ensure effective shared learning from any pathway breaches.

A key part of the role will be to support the effective communication between patients and the Cancer Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT).  The post holder will be based at The  Royal Shrewsbury Hospital but cross site travel is expected at times.

You will have experience of dealing with cancer pathways and experience of managing demanding workloads.  If you feel you can rise to this challenge, and are proud to care, then we look forward to your application.

Please be advised that the post may be closed early if a high number of applications are received.

Working for our organisation

Based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital the Cancer team comprises of Consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Admin and Clerical staff, working together with the wider Surgical and Oncology Teams they seek to improve the quality of care offered to patients.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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