**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.