Non Clinical - Oncology Navigator

  • Department Oncology
  • Salary £22,549.00 – £24,882 per annum
  • Closing Date 18/08/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Job ref 223-SON-691-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term/Secondment - 15 months
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

**This post is subject to Agenda for Change banding confirmation**

This is an exciting opportunity for  a caring, compassionate and motivated  individual to work with our Clinical Nurse Specialist and Chemotherapy teams in this fairly new roles as Cancer Care Navigator.  These two posts will be supporting the  Colo-rectal, Lung & Upper GI patients receiving treatment at the Oncology treatment unit.    

The purpose of this role  is to complement the existing Oncology 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 of health care delivery 

This is a relatively  new role supported by Cancer Alliance monies with funding available for 15 months in total, this could be taken as a secondment opportunity for an internal applicant.

Main duties of the job

Coordinate care with the person with living with cancer so they can access the right help at the right time, providing a seamless experience of care. Check that the person is able to self-manage where appropriate and provides a flexible and personalised response to any changes in need. Be the single point of contact for all patients on an Oncology pathway of care and to coordinate care and track, feedback of results for non-complex cases, managing patient concerns, facilitate rapid re-entry into the system if required and coordination of any necessary assessments, appointments, investigations and organisation of MDTs, virtual MDTS and outcomes in order to fast track people and provide a seamless patient pathway Early detection of problems/ actions to reduce in-patient admissions. Signposting to other Macmillan resources and services available to meet their identified needs, liaising with the Oncology cancer team as appropriate.

Working for your organisation

The successful applicant will become a vital part of the Oncology Cancer Team who are a dynamic, fast paced and patient driven team.   You will also be the patients link into the hospital and will connect with all other departments within the Trust as well as other Trusts.  

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.

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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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