Non Clinical - MDT Administrative Assistant

  • Department Admin and Clerical
  • Salary £20,330.00 – £21,777 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/01/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-MDT-1048
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract 18 months (Fixed term or secondment to cover another secondment)
  • Hours Full time/Part time - 37.5 hours per week (Part time hours will be consider - Monday to Friday to be covered)

Job overview

We are looking for a proactive individual to join our Cancer Services team to provide administrative support to our Cancer Pathway Coordinators on a temporary basis (18 months fixed term or secondment). This is an interesting and challenging role, bringing the post holder in touch with a variety of departments and professionals within the Trust, helping enable the smooth running of the MDT meetings and facilitating the collection of cancer data to achieve the National Cancer Targets.

The successful applicant will possess excellent communication skills, be efficient at organising and prioritising a busy workload and remain calm under pressure to achieve tight deadlines. The candidates must have an understanding of patient and data confidentiality and its importance.

Main duties of the job

  • Establish and maintain office processes, complete the required preparation for the MDT meetings and support data collection through the Somerset Cancer Registry system. Previous experience of local hospital systems would be advantageous.
  • Efficiently & effectively track the progress of patients on cancer pathways to ensure there is effective co-operation between departments and directorates across those involved in the delivery of cancer services across both hospital sites.
  • Actively seek to ensure that all patients are treated within national targets set for cancer patients.
  • To proactively take steps to ensure that patients treatment schedules are brought back within target.
  • Understand the pathway of each individual patient; monitoring their progress and ensuring timely intervention is achieved.
  • The post holder is expected to use the Trust’s Patient Administration System (PAS) SEMA, ERS and Somerset Cancer Register (SCR).

Working for our organisation

Become part of our dynamic, fast paced team to support multiple specialities across The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) and other Trusts to maintain patients pathways through their cancer journey.  We promote a friendly, approachable and supportive team atmosphere to deliver a high standard service. 

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

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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