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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2020.

Macmillan Care Navigator

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-302-20

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Cancer Support Service
£21,892 to £24,157 per annum, pro rota

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Macmillan Care Navigator - Community Cancer Support Service

Agenda for Change Band 4

37.5 hours per week - Permanent

Could you support cancer patients in the community and help each individual to get the best out of life?

We are looking for 4 Care Navigators - health care support workers with a specialist interest in cancer - to join the city's brand new Macmillan Community Cancer Support Service which supports cancer patients in their own community from diagnosis onwards.

This is a new service currently covering Otley and Yeadon, Harehills, Burmantofts and Richmond Hill, Beeston, Middleton and Hunslet, plus Wetherby. The Care Navigators will work with patients to achieve their goals identified in the personalised care and support plan and help navigate through the health and social care systems and services. You will develop a wealth of knowledge of the communities you work in and will be a key source of information. You will build networks across secondary and primary care, community and voluntary sector colleagues, in order to ensure that the needs of patients are met, as defined in their care plans. Knowledge of local populations in the areas this service covers would therefore be beneficial (e.g. languages spoken) but is not essential.

In addition the post holder will have a role in supporting the Senior Nurse in the development and delivery of health and wellbeing events in a community setting and increasing the knowledge of the local population and workforce around cancer.

The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and have a flexible approach to work, with the ability to travel across Leeds as required.

Care Navigators will have NVQ level 3 in Care and GCSE English or have equivalent experience. You will also have experience of working in a primary, secondary or community settings with people with long term conditions or cancer.

You will have great communication skills and experience of building relationships to overcome barriers to engaging with services. Be able to work autonomously and as part of a team supporting the Senior Nurse and Clinical Team Manager to deliver this new service.

Applicants are encouraged to arrange an informal visit to discuss the role further.

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If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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