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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/07/2022.

MDT & Planning Co-ordinator (Non-elective)

Job Reference: 175-2223-2-AD2949A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pathway Co-ordination
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£22,549 to £24,882 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who are encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.


MDT & Planning Coordinator (Non Elective)
Band: 4
Hours per week: 37.5 (1 in 3 weekends)
Full time

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Clinical Administration Team within a world-wide reputable Trust. Who provide opportunities to gain exceptional experience and a wonderful place to develop your career.

Royal Papworth Hospital is proud to employ a diverse workforce who is encouraged to use their individuality to provide exceptional and personalised patient care. We believe that our strength as an organisation relies on our ability to foster an environment which encourages using our differences as a strength.

Role Summary

The MDT/Planning Coordinator role is pivot to the cardiology and surgery directorate in delivering non elective clinical services.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable person with the ability to use their initiative in order to support the patient’s clinical pathway. You will join a small team of existing MDT/Planning Coordinators.

MDT Co-coordinator is responsible for collating the necessary information for each patient to be presented and discussed on the agenda. The post holder will be the point of contact for all administrative issues relating to patients' pathways of care, working alongside consultants and other disciplines of clinical staff.

Once training is completed, use specialist knowledge of the patient pathway to proactively influence the tracking records using high levels of communication to expedite appointments/procedures as necessary and to resolve issues which could lead to target failures.

You will have a good understanding of the NHS, proven office skills, excellent organisational skills and be able to interact with people at all levels both internally and externally.

The work is full of challenges as well as being exciting and rewarding. You will need to show experience, confidentiality to work autonomously, and the ability to adapt to change while managing and prioritising a heavy workload, in a fast developing environment, is essential.

While previous experience or knowledge of ACS, IHU and EP is desirable, this is not essential as a local induction and full training will be provided.


When you start you’ll receive a documented training programme for you to feel supported in the role with opportunities to regularly review your progress with your mentor. We feel it is important for newly appointed staff members to have the ability to review their progress.

How to apply:

  • Complete your application via NHS Jobs (we cannot accept CV’s)
  • You may wish to look at the role profile and include details of your experience and skills that meet the criteria
  • Please include in the Supporting Information section of application how you meet the Trust values Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration

For further information or an informal conversation contact: Lisa Gibbie, Deputy Operations Manager,

Closing date:10 July 2022

Interview date: To Be Confirmed

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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