An exciting opportunity has arisen for a cancer care coordinator to join the Breast Care team who provide services Trust wide.
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and caring individual to work closely with the Breast Care Nurses to co-ordinate patients care through all aspects of their cancer pathway and support the development of the Personalised Care agenda within the team.
This is a unique and interesting administrative role in which you will virtually navigate patients through their pathway from referral to treatment in accordance with the Trust agreed pathway steps and timescales, proactively identifying and resolving delays at all stages and you will be required to provide accurate data and information to support this.
Part of your role will be to prepare and facilitate Multi Disciplinary Team meetings. As well as the collection of data for diagnosed and suspected cancer patients recorded on the appropriate database.
An understanding of cancer waiting times, standards and the associated targets would be advantageous. You must have excellent IT, communication and interpersonal skills. We would expect the candidate to have the ability to prioritise and organise work with minimal assistance.
Main duties of the job
The role has been developed to assist with patients on their cancer journey to provide high quality care by supporting both the patient/family and the team.
The post holder will need to collaborate and communicate with wider health care teams to ensure the provision of appropriate services, improving the quality and efficiency of the cancer pathway, cancer waiting times and targets.
This will involve assisting coordination of care from referral to the end of treatment episode. Involving regular contact with patients suffering from cancer. Assisting with supporting , educating and signposting patients/carers through face to face interactions and/or over the telephone. Ensuring effective progression along the the patients pathway in liaison with other health care professionals, departments in the Trust and other hospitals.
We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.
17 April 2023
Agenda for change
£23,949 to £26,282 a year pro rata per annum
Full-time, Job share, Flexible working
North Tyneside General Hospital
In conjunction with the Breast Care Nurses, provide a coordination of high quality patient centered care through on-going telephone/face to face contacts using appropriate risk assessments/protocols. Collaborate and communicate with the wider health care teams to ensure the provision of appropriate services, improving the quality and efficiency of the cancer pathway, cancer waiting times and targets. Promote patient self-management , education and signposting enquires to the appropriate department/sector within hospital or community settings. Document and monitor all aspects of patient care coordination and service delivery. Supporting data collection for audit and Quality Surveillance Team reviews. Undertake and contribute to the personalised care agenda and Health Needs Assessments and the development of individual care plans for patients as appropriate. To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team.
- GCSE English language and Mathematics, (Grades A-C) or equivalent level
- NVQ level 3 – Health & Social Care plus knowledge to diploma level or equivalent short courses/additional training
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