Lung Cancer Pathway Navigator - 12 Months
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Company : Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Job Location : Bradford, UK


Posted on : Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:39:20 GMT


Job Description :

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Lung Cancer Pathway Navigator Job Advert


Job Type: Fixed term (12 Months)

Working pattern: Full Time / 37.5 hours per week

Pay Scheme: Agenda for change

Pay Band: 4

Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical

Specialty/Function: Respiratory Service


We are looking for a committed team player to join the Respiratory/Lung Cancer multidisciplinary team as a Lung Cancer Pathway Navigator. This 12 month fixed term post is integral 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 Cerner 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.

Closing Date: 11th August 2020(This date may change dependent on the response




We welcome applications from disabled people or those with long term health conditions. If you need the application form in a different format or need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010, please telephone 01274 276823 or Fax: 01274 274025.

We also welcome applications from people with a lived experience of providing unpaid care/support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction and or other health and care needs.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

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Please note that all posts recruited to by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust covered by Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a probationary period. For more information and guidance about the length of your probationary period please see the terms and conditions section of the Job Description.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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