Living With and Beyond Cancer Coordinator

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Fixed Term
  • Post Date: August 13, 2019
Job Description

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.
We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.
We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.
Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.
Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for fixed term (until end March 2020) Band 4 Living With and Beyond Cancer Co-ordinator posts (various hours) to help shape the care of people with cancer. Applicants will need to ensure they have the approval of their line manager prior to applying.
The post holders will be part of the temporary Living With and Beyond Cancer Team led by a Band 7 Project Manager. The service is a fixed term service until end March 2020.

The post holders will support, in conjunction with the Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) Project Manager, the co-ordination and implementation of the LWBC and Personalised Care agendas across both Northumberland and North Tyneside localities. The role will entail supporting clinical teams to modify systems and embedding the agendas in practice. This will include roll out and uptake of needs assessments/care plans to more people with cancer and development and delivery of a wellbeing and information programme to be inclusive of all from diagnosis. The post holder will support the Project Manager in facilitating meetings and education events as well as supporting in working with the Operational Manager, Lead Cancer Nurse, Public Health and Health Improvement services, cancer teams, Primary Care and community services and other health improvement specialists to ensure effective delivery of Specialist LWBC Service specification as outlined in Local Cancer Alliance.

The post holders will need to effectively communicate and network with other professionals (community, voluntary sector and key stakeholder agencies) regarding the LWBC agenda as well as demonstrating the ability to recognise and respond appropriately to patients and volunteers. The post holders will need to be able to exercise judgment on the initial content of patient needs assessments/care plans and to regularly seek feedback from health professionals, users / carers of the service provided, through personal contact, surveys, and satisfaction questionnaires to improve current service provision and to participate in data collection, audits – analyzing data to support the LWBC team in providing information for the reports.
The post holders will assist in planning, organising and implementing the LWBC agenda ie needs assessment/care plans, treatment summaries, cancer reviews and well-being events.

Essential criteria includes:

  • NVQ level 3 – Health & Social Care or equivalent, plus knowledge to diploma level or equivalent short courses/ additional training
  • GCSE English language and Mathematics , (Grades A-C) or equivalent level
  • Experience of multi professional working
  • Understanding of public health improvement
  • Knowledge of a range of work procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of a full range of IT systems i.e. Microsoft office – Word, excel, PAS, ICE
  • Foundation communication training or willingness to undertake
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Effective communication skills and a flexible approach to work
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to work independently and recognise the need when to seek support from colleagues
  • Experience of coaching/educating patients and carers
  • Able to meet the transport requirements of the role which involves regular travelling across both Northumberland and North Tyneside

At Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that our staff are the foundation for all that we do. The Trust recognises its role in supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and it taking positive action in this respect. We have a range of initiatives and support for staff including psychology and counselling, physiotherapy, physical activity opportunities and healthy food choices on site.
The Trust is completely smoke free from March 2018. We do not discriminate against people who smoke but we do require all staff to be smoke free whilst at work and we have a range of support in place to help and support staff with this.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Main area:Palliative Care
Grade:NHS AfC: Band 4
Hours:Various hours available
Job ref:319-1900279HL
Site:Nursery Park

Applicant requirements
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Living with and beyong cancer coordinator
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