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Care Navigator

Job Reference: 833-HK-AS-467-19

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Cancer Support Service
£18,813 to £20,795 per annum pro-rata

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a care navigator to work as part of a new community cancer support team as part of the Leeds Cancer Programme.

This is a new service that will work based in the local community, but also work across organisational boundaries with secondary and primary care, community and voluntary sector colleagues in order to provide personalised support to cancer patients in their local area, throughout and beyond their cancer treatment.

The first team for this service is being developed within the Yeadon & Otley Primary Care Networks/Local Care Partnership, with potential to expand within 12-18 months. As such, this role is developmental in nature and will evolve with the service. Post holders will need to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to working in a dynamic environment.

The service will exist to support patients from the point of a cancer diagnosis, acting in a navigation role between all services, undertaking cancer care reviews and the delivery of health and wellbeing events in a community setting.

This post will involve working closely with all partners within the Local Care Partnerships, which includes health, adult social care, pharmacy and voluntary sector services, in order to ensure that the needs of patients are met, as defined in their care plans.

The Role

The care navigator will work with the health and social care professionals and support patients and their carers to meet patient-set goals, help navigate through the health and social care systems and services and provide a point of regular contact.

You will have great communication skills, be able to work autonomously as well developing strong relationships with a wide range of different stakeholders the wider healthcare community, external organisations and the public to support patients and their carers

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds.

In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.

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.

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