An opportunity has arisen within Cancer Performance department for a motivated and dedicated MDT Coordinator.
Job purpose is to provide support in coordinating MDT Meetings and monitoring the Cancer Pathway. Ensuring that all cancer patients referred via the 2WW route are treated within national cancer waiting times targets to ensure delivery of subsequent standards (if appropriate).
The post holder will report to the Cancer Pathway Manager and work closely with the Cancer Pathway performance team and the Clinical team across sites, will also be responsible for providing consistent support to ensure Intra Trust Referral (ITT) Cancer Waiting Time deadlines are met by proactively monitoring patients on the Priority Target List, tumour pathways and those at risk of breaching Cancer Standard.
To reduce the number of breaches and those breaching beyond 62 day standard / ITT pathway.
The post holder will establish key working relationships with all members of the administrative and clinical teams including nursing and medical staff, allied health professional and support workers.
They will act as a point of contact (in phone and in person) in communications with patients, relatives and GPs and other external hospital staff / tertiary referrers.
You will be responsible for providing waiting times and cancer outcomes data, monitoring and data collection (including collection and tracking of notes).
You will also be responsible for a weekly MDT meeting, of which you will prepare facilitate and record outcomes of each patient discussion via the Somerset cancer database in a live environment.
As an MDT Coordinator you will ensure concise and daily tracking of each step in a patient pathway, data quality and completeness, expediting appointments / visits ensuring patients are not delayed at any point in their pathway.
You will also work closely with Wait List Teams and Secretaries and ensure regular communication with internal and external clinics / colleagues and use own initiative to seek professional advice as needed and autonomously act upon that information.
This will include the ability to negotiate with a range of departments and tertiary cancer centres.
To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate you have significant experience in managing patient pathways.
You will have excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to negotiate and liaise effectively within a team based environment.
A highly visible presence in the department is expected ensuring a responsive and proactive service to patients and staff