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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/11/2020.

Rapid Diagnostic Service Care Navigator

Job Reference: 370-ADM4CAN-761

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Services
£21,892 to £24,157 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Rapid Diagnostic Service Care Navigator

This is Fixed Term/ Secondment post - 12 months from start date.


Previous Applicants need not apply

Warrington and Halton Hospitals has introduced a fixed term post within the Cancer Services team in order to support theRapid Diagnostic Service. This is a very exciting 12 month project and an opportunity for us to be innovative in the way patients are managed through their diagnostic journey.


Throughout the project the RDS Navigator will be:

  • The main point of contact for patients to Navigate them through the RDS pathways
  • Will be central to effective communication between health care professionals both within the Trust, GPs and Commissioners
  • Ensure all data requirements are collected and input onto the relevant database
  • Self-driven, highly organised and have excellent communication skills
  • Work alongside the RDS Specialist Nurse to provide a robust patient journey
  • Will work with existing teams to reduce confusion and problem solve ensuring no delays in patient pathway
  • Will improve the patients experience by ensuring that the diagnostic pathway is proactively planned and organised, to ensure that cancer waiting times standards are achieved and, crucially, that patients receive their treatment in a timely and efficient way.

The role will involve liaising with patients, their relatives and clinical and administrative teams, both within the Trust and primary care to coordinate appointments, investigations and treatments. The post holder will also provide information about patient pathways to support the achievement of waiting times standards and ensure effective shared learning from any pathway breaches. The data collected will form the Trust’s mandatory submissions to all national and statutory requirements, for example - Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset (COSD), and Cancer Wait Times database. Therefore experience of data inputting, clinical IT systems and an understanding of patient pathways and tracking is essential.


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

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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