Non Clinical - Cancer Pathway Coordinator

  • Department Cancer Services Department
  • Salary £23,949.00 – £26,282 per annum
  • Closing Date 04/12/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Job ref 223-CPC-161
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Cancer Services are growing our workforce due to increasing demand within the service. We look forward to receiving applications from enthusiastic people who would like to join our friendly team at this exciting time of development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proactive individual to join the Cancer Services MDT Team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) in the role of Cancer Pathway Coordinators.  The successful applicant will be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) but required to work cross site when necessary.

The post holder will be responsible for coordinating and managing the tracking of patients along clinical cancer pathways. This will include managing the flow of information received from primary and secondary care and tertiary centres and liaising with internal departments and external organisations involved in providing cancer care.

The Cancer Pathway Coordinator plays an essential role to ensure timely management of patients with suspected and / or diagnosed cancer, highlighting potential breaches of national cancer standards and taking appropriate escalation actions to ensure the Trust can achieve the national and local cancer targets.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will also be expected to confidently coordinate Cancer MDT meetings across the range of tumour groups and support the collation of essential data for upload to national databases. The ability to work accurately and record / type clinical outcomes “live” at the Cancer MDT meetings is essential.

The successful applicant will be patient focused; have excellent communication and organisational skills; be familiar with all of the Trust’s computer systems including Somerset and have excellent IT skills including excel. Previous experience of administrative work including data collection, validation, analysis and reporting is essential however working in a cancer services team with an understanding of the Cancer Waiting Times rules would be preferable.  The successful applicant will require resilience to deal with the fast pace of the role and the emotional and sometimes distressing nature of cancer.

Working for your organisation

The successful applicant will be joining the Cancer Services team based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. As a department we work closely with the Clinical teams throughout the trust. We promote a friendly, approachable and supportive team atmosphere to deliver a high standard service.

SaTH offers great benefits which include:

  • Childcare vouchers
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Home electronics salary sacrifice scheme
  • NHS discounts
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Access to NHS pension scheme

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.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

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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