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Cancer Data Co-Ordinator

Band 3

Main area
Surgery & Anaesthetics
Band 3
Fixed Term for 12 Months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
East Lancashire
£17,787 to £20,448 pa
29/01/2019 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

This is a rewarding opportunity to join the Cancer Services team. This is a temporary role to cover for a 12month career break for one of our existing staff members from 1st April 2019.  The data team are responsible for the collation and entry of data to identify what stage of the cancer pathway patients have reached, and to highlight patients approaching target treatment dates with Multi-Disciplinary Teams and Service Managers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and organised person to work as part of a team of MDT Co-ordinators and Data Co-ordinators. The post holder must have relevant database skills, be able to demonstrate exposure to medical terminology and pay keen attention to detail.

You will be allocated particular tumour sites and will play a pivotal role in managing a caseload of patients referred into the Trust for those sites. This will involve liaising with various departments and other hospitals across the North West, working closely with nurses, secretaries, pathology, radiology, waiting list and booking clerks so that patient’s pathways are progressed.  This ensures minimal delays in patient care and compliance with the National Cancer Waiting Times guidance.  Entering data that is required for National Audits - Bowel (NBOCA), Oesphago-gastric (NOGCA), Breast ( NABCOP), Prostate ( NPCA, Lung ( NLCA), and Head and Neck ( HANA), are also a part of the data coordinator role.

The post holder will be expected to work flexibly and across both the Royal Blackburn Hospital and the Burnley General Hospital sites.

Please note those candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be required to undertake a written test and a basic Excel skills test.

For further information, please contact: Victoria Cole, Cancer Data Officer/Data Team Supervisor (01282 803003) [].

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we may use this to contact you regarding your application.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

The Trust is committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity; we value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of the local community. We operate Zero Tolerance to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure our recruitment and selection process is accessible to all. Flexible Working applications will be considered. The Trust operates a No Smoking Policy.

Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process please contact a member of Recruitment Services on 01254 732075 at the earliest opportunity to ensure that measures can be put in place to enable your application for this post.

Please Note: new entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the first pay point of the relevant band.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 

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