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Lung Cancer Patient Navigator

Posted: 23 Sep 2020 Closes: 23 Oct 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom £21,892 to £24,157 per annum
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Lung Cancer Patient Navigator

Job Reference: 377-MED37505

Employer: Department: Respiratory Location: Wakefield Salary: £21,892 to £24,157 per annum

Thank you for your interest in a post at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Every employee at the Trust strives to provide excellent patient experience every single time. We strive to be an excellent employer for every one of our employees from the day they apply for employment with us. We have four core values, developed by our staff, and these are at the heart of everything we do to enable us to deliver our ambitions of excellence. You can find out more about our vision and values from our videos and website, which you can access via this page.

We are looking for a committed team player to join the Respiratory/Lung Cancer multidisciplinary team as a Lung Cancer Pathway Navigator.

This is a 12 month fixed term post and isintegral in ensuring a co-ordinated, smooth and efficient service for patients navigating and signposting them throughout their complex timed lung cancer pathway. The Lung Cancer Pathway Navigator role will be involved from onset of the patients care pathway at the point of referral for suspicion of cancer and will support the lung cancer service in implementing and achieving the timed lung cancer optimal pathway for patients referred with suspected cancer, to achieve definitive diagnosis by day 28 . The post holder will improve patient experience by providing a friendly non clinical contact point for patients and their families, providing support and information throughout the entire lung cancer pathway and reduce patient anxiety and provide reassurance and information on interventions/tests, ensuring patients arrive for interventions fully prepared.

In addition the successful candidate will identify and resolve barriers to patients' care pathway, by communicating sensitively with patients throughout their lung cancer pathway and liaising with health professionals to ensure all tests and appointments are scheduled and attended in a timely manner particularly diagnostic bundling in the lung care pathway . The post holder will work closely with Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Services to support and coordinate the care of lung cancer patients through their complex lung care pathways, ensuring all patients move through the pathway without unnecessary delays leading to quicker diagnosis and treatment, reducing patient cancellations and DNAs (Did Not Attends), therefore leading to a quicker diagnosis and treatment lung pathway.

You will be an enthusiastic and conscientious team player. You will be able to work under pressure, have excellent written and verbal skills, excellent planning, time-management and organisational skills, as well as being an innovative thinker and always willing to put forward ideas. You must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of confidentiality issues.

It is essential that the successful candidate will have had previous NHS experience , a good level of education and experience of using different IT systems (such as system 1 and PPM). You will be competent in the use of Microsoft Office packages. Experience in a clerical / administration role is essential. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of cancer targets and patient pathways, in particular lung cancer pathway. A caring and sensitive attitude is essential as you will be in frequent contact with patients and their families.

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