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Our Values

  •  W e are KIND
  •  We are OPEN
  •  We pursue EXCELLENCE
  • We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

    People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

    Job overview

    York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, conscientious and self-motivated person to join the Cancer Information Team based at the York site.

    You will be part of a Team that is responsible for monitoring and tracking cancer patients journey in-line with clinical guidance and national directives. This role entails working closely with a wide range of stakeholders, to attend and facilitate the timely discussion of patients at the cancer multi-disciplinary team meetings.

    Main duties of the job

    The team plays a major part in the overall patient experience and journey. You will have excellent communication skills, be effective in working closely with clinical and non-clinical staff and have a flexible and patient centred approach. You will also have a minimum of 2 years previous administrative experience, ideally with experience of working with databases and understanding data collection processes.

    We are looking for someone who is passionate about Cancer Services and delivering improved outcomes for our patients. You must be able to organise and prioritise your own workload to meet the requirements of the role, have the ability to function and communicate effectively as part of a team, the ability to exercise sound judgement in relation to problem solving and identifying situations requiring further advice. 

    Working for our organisation

    York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital, community and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale – an area covering 3,400 square miles, and which includes Scarborough and Bridlington.

    Our mission is to be a valued and trusted partner within our care system, delivering safe effective care to the population we serve.

    We’re situated in a fantastic part of the country: home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York, which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK.

    It’s our privilege to be the largest provider of healthcare in the region and we are incredibly proud of our 8,500 staff, working across 9 hospital sites, supporting safe, high quality patient-centred care on a day-to-day basis.

    We hope we’ll hear from you soon!

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    The successful candidate will have; experience of identifying and rectifying data quality issues and introducing procedures to rectify problem areas, experience of handling highly sensitive information and knowledge of the NHS long term plan, national cancer waiting times dataset and cancer outcomes services dataset. Advanced computer skills are essential.

    You will be responsible for ensuring the multi-disciplinary team meetings (MDT) run efficiently and effectively, are well structured and that all patients are discussed, making sure relevant documentation, results and case notes are available for discussion and outcomes are clearly documented and actioned. Within this role, you will make a major contribution to provide first class experience and outcomes for all of our patients and their families.

    You will be responsible for the monitoring, reporting and tracking of all patients, with either suspected or diagnosed cancer, ensuring the patient’s journey is processed and administered in a timely efficient manner in-line with clinical guidance and the National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Dataset Guidance. You will also work as a part of the multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the cancer patients experience is central to every stage of the journey.

    The role will require a high level of data accuracy, good organisational skills, and to be able to prioritise your own workload in order to meet deadlines and ensure high standards of services are maintained.

    Previous applicants need not apply.

    PLEASE NOTE: This post may close at short notice, should sufficient applications be received.

    For more information please see the job description attached

    Armed Forces Friendly Employer

    We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

    Disability Confident Employer and Mindful Employer

    The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

    Person specification

    Qualifications and Experience

    Essential criteria

  • •Educated to A level standard or equivalent or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Minimum 2 years higher administrative experience
  • Experience of identifying and rectifying data quality issues and introducing procedures to rectify problem areas
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings, liaising with senior clinicians
  • knowledge of the NHS Cancer Plan, Cancer Targets and Cancer National Minimum Dataset
  • Experience in producing and discussing complex information in easy to understand format to a wide audience
  • Experience of handling highly sensitive information
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in co-ordination of a care pathway
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilitie

    Essential criteria

  • Knowledge of processes involved in service re-design, e.g. process mapping
  • Ability to plan projects which impact across the department and organisation relating to cancer services
  • Experienced user of MS Office, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and powerpoint
  • Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of hospital patient administration systems
  • Knowledge of National Service Framework for cancer
  • Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

    DBS Checks

    Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. By applying you are agreeing to this undertaking.  If you are successful you will be asked to confirm if you wish to pay in one amount or in instalments. The charges are currently £27.68 for a standard check and £44.68 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

    Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

    Agile and Flexible Working

    We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this, entitling all staff to request flexible working from day one – for all posts. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

    Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    All our employees have access to a free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support service. Our EAP is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

    A bit more about us and the surrounding area

    North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York as mentioned in , has been named the third most ‘cultured’ city in the UK.

    It’s a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

    It’s not just the area that’s a great draw – as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of .

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