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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/04/2021.

18 Week RTT Validation Officer

Job Reference: 425-A-21-50996

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Planning and Performance
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is looking for proactive and detail-focussed 18 Week RTT Validation Officers to join its expanding Performance Team. This is an exciting opportunity to gain wide range of knowledge about the NHS and SCFT; this includes becoming an expert in the national RTT rules (as well as other national performance targets), gaining an in-depth understanding of clinical specialties within the Trust, and also becoming familiar with the different admin processes that take place on a patient’s pathway to help progress them from referral, to treatment.


Despite not being a patient facing or clinical role, you will have a direct impact on patients’ journeys through SCFT. You will work as part of the Performance team to help ensure clinical pathways are recorded correctly, which in turn helps ensure that our patients receive the right treatment at the right time, preventing unnecessary delays. This will involve you reading through a patient’s record and analysing the available information to make decisions about the pathway, and liaising with clinical divisions to expedite the patient if necessary. You will also play an essential part in helping to ensure the trust records and reports its waiting times accurately.


As you will encounter many patient pathways in this role, we will also look to you to help identify and escalate any data quality issues. You will then be involved in the improvements and process changes to help prevent these issues reoccurring. You will also provide support to clinical divisions, giving advice and guidance on the interpretation and implementation of national waiting times rules.


We are looking for individuals who are keen and quick to learn. Individuals also need to be able to manage and prioritise high workloads to meet weekly and monthly deadlines, whilst still ensuring that information is accurately recorded, to a high level of detail. Individuals must also maintain patient confidentiality at all times.


The roles are fixed term for twelve months. For applicants currently working in the NHS, these may be done as a secondment, with approval from your current line manager. Whilst the roles are full time, we may consider part time roles for the right applicants. Flexible working arrangements are also likely to continue post-COVID, with elements of home working and flexible working hours.


For further information or for informal enquiries, please contact:

Heather Jenkins, Contracts and Performance Manager, on 0114 2260820 or by email at

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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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.

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