Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Head & Neck Cancer Coordinator

Band 6

Main area
Blenheim Head & Neck
Band 6
Fixed term - 12 months
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum
25/10/2017 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Head & Neck Cancer Coordinator to join the Specialist Surgery Directorate based within the Blenheim Head & Neck Cancer unit at the Churchill Hospital.

We are looking for a pro-active, motivated individual who enjoys working in a challenging and busy environment.

The Blenheim Head & Neck unit is the Trust’s designated Head & Neck Cancer service comprising of:
• Plastic Surgery
• Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
• Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
• Thyroid Surgery (though not covered by this post as part of General Surgery)

The successful applicant will work in close conjunction with the Head & Neck MDT Lead, MDT Chair and Deputy Operational Services Manager for Specialist Surgery across organisational boundaries to ensure appropriate processes are in place and to deliver national and local strategic and operational service objectives and cancer access standards.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that robust systems are in place to achieve delivery of the Head & Neck Cancer access targets. This will include:

• To oversee and coordinate operations for patients on the Head and Neck Cancer Pathway, coordinating and booking high dependency beds, surgeons undertaking joint cases, theatre overruns needed etc, ensuring everything is in place for operations to take place as soon as possible after MDT decision made to operate.
• To work proactively to achieve the cancer waiting time standards for Head and Neck Cancer Patients working closely with the MDT coordinator, Deputy Operational Services Manager, Service Managers, Consultants and Patient Pathway Administrators.
• Reviewing and improving data quality within the directorate and Head & Neck service
• Working with clinicians to simplify administrative processes to ensure an efficient and effective pathway to support the delivery of patient care
• Maintaining an overall view of Head & Neck Cancer waiting lists to ensure that patients are seen and treated within the national targets and that patient pathways are appropriately recorded on trust systems
• To predict problems with upcoming operations and be proactive in their resolution.
• To contribute to and attend the weekly Head & Neck MDT, Head & Neck Cancer Tracking Meeting, Cancer Huddle Meetings & Churchill Theatre Meeting,

This post is open to both clinical/nursing and non-clinical/non-nursing applications; a clinical or nursing background is not necessarily required.

Closing Date: 25/10/2017

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Wayne McFarlane, Deputy OSM for Specialist Surgery via email: wayne.mcfarlane@ouh.nhs.uk

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