An exciting opportunity has arisen for a proactive individual to join the Cancer Services MDT Team at SaTH on a fixed term / secondment for 12 months as a Cancer Pathway Coordinator. The successful applicant will be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 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.
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.