Pathology Cancer Pathway Navigator | Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 24 January 2020
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £21,089 - £23,761 pa pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 February 2020
Location: Maidstone, ME16 9QQ
Company: Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 2224399/359-CH8025

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Cancer Services are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the Cancer Performance Team.

This role is crucial in the management of all patients who are on suspected cancer pathways within the relevant disease site(s) and diagnostic pathways. Pathology is often the final diagnostic part of the pathway and is therefore time critical for results. Cancer Services are looking for an individual who can work collaboratively with other services with particular attention to detail and accurate date input.

The post holder will be responsible for assisting with the provision of cellular pathology service for cancer patients. This includes daily management of the patient tracking list (PTL) and updating patient records on the local cancer database. The post holder will be the main point of contact for managing the identification, escalation and facilitation of reporting histology on the PTL. The post holder will liaise with different clinical and non-clinical professional staff, including consultant pathologists, for highlighting specific cases and communicating results and net key events along the patient cancer pathways.

The role is demanding so you must be confident, assertive and have the ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure. You will need good listening and communication skills and be able to deal with people both internally and externally in a sensitive and professional manner. The ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to Trust policies is paramount.

You will have experience in patient pathway management and will be confident using patient administration systems (including KOMS), and database packages (RIS, Telepath, InfoFlex, Laboratory systems). Excellent team working, organisational and communication skills are all essential for this post, along with clear experience of resolving problems.

We are passionate in supporting our staff to develop and have great opportunities for career progression. We take equality and diversity seriously and seek to empower all diverse groups within our trust. We seek to develop a culture where diversity in all its forms is celebrated. We are committed to ensuring that women are empowered to work at all levels of management and that working patterns are as flexible as possible giving all members of staff opportunity to flourish in using their skills for our patients. We work across our trust to enable those who consider themselves to have a disability both visible and invisible to have access to all they need to thrive in their work environment. We work with Stonewall to embed an inclusive and accepting culture for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. We have 78 nationalities working in our trust and we are proud of this. We are active in embracing the ethnic and cultural diversity in our trust. We work to empower people with any protected characteristic to have opportunities to work in an environment that helps them to contribute to the best of their ability, recognising and valuing the unique contributions each of us brings for best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to supporting the delivery of the Equality Act with zero tolerance for any discrimination, harassment or victimisation of applicants and staff with these protected characteristics

Closing date: Wednesday 5th February 2020

Interview date: To be confirmed

This advert closes on Wednesday 5 Feb 2020

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