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Macmillan Cancer Care Coordinator

Job Reference: 421-LTUC-0546C

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Acute Oncology
£21,089 to £23,761 pa

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is one of only two trusts in Yorkshire and Humber to be awarded HSJ’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. We believe that You Matter Most, and this is reflected in our values of Responsible, Respectful and Passionate. So if you’re looking for an interesting and rewarding career in the NHS, where you can make a real difference to patients’ lives, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust is the place for you. We are proud to be awarded Bronze level Investors in People, which recognises our commitment to developing our staff and is an indication of how you will be treated when you work here.

**Previous applicants need not apply**

Macmillan Cancer Care Coordinator
Acute Oncology

Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £21,089 to £23,761 per annum

Essential Requirements: Experience of working with patients who have cancer or are acutely unwell

Are you passionate about ensuring patients with cancer conditions receiving the best possible care and treatment?

We are extremely proud of the Macmillan Acute Oncology service we provide and due to service development we are seeking to recruit to our team to further improve this, which will include the integration of the Cancer of Unknown Primary service within Acute Oncology team.

On a daily basis you will be receiving calls from patients and answering queries regarding their care i.e. Timing of any appointments, signposting to other services within the Trust or externally.

You will receive training in undertaking fundamental assessments of patients’ needs and providing initial support, information and guidance. You will provide follow up support to patients to ensure their care and recovery is taking place as planned, including ensuring any tests or investigations as part of diagnosis or follow up are scheduled.

You will provide an administrative support function to the Macmillan Acute Oncology/ Cancer Unknown Primary Nursing team, including ensuring all activity is collated, support audit work, teaching, assisting collation of patient experience and the delivery of education programmes to patients / carers. As such you will need to be IT literate in Word, excel spreadsheets. Training will be provided for other applications.

Compassion and empathy are pivotal to this role as is an ability to meet deadlines and targets with a flexible and adaptable approach to work. This post involves working closely with staff across the hospital and community. You will need to have a professional manner and an excellent standard of communication. Attention to detail and the ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team is essential. This post is 37.5 hours per week with a requirement to work those hours over 5 days.

Please contact Lucy Ward – Macmillan Team Leader for Acute Oncology& Cancer of Unknown Primary for an informal discussion to find out more about this role on 01423 557329

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and are signatories of the Mindful Employer Charter which underlines our commitment to enhancing the emotional wellbeing of all staff. This commitment begins when you apply to work at our organisation. We will support individuals through reasonable adjustments both at interview and during ongoing employment. In line with the principles of flexible working and improving work life balance, all advertised full time posts will be considered for job share or part time.

We take pride in being a partner organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network and are committed to supporting research activity as part of the services we provide. We have research projects running across all specialties which are providing evidence and informing local and national practice.

Applicants who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome, but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test, as required by UKBI.
In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations, all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

All job offers are subject to Agenda for Change T&C’s, excluding medical posts. Offers may also be subject to a Standard or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate, dependent on the position.

HDFT takes its responsibility for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults seriously. Each member of staff must comply with the HDFT policy, procedures and strategies relating to Safeguarding.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.

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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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