Cancer Care Coordinator

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Closing Date: 17/08/2022
Contracts Contract, Temporary
Working Hours Full Time, Part Time
Location Darlington
Salary £24,882 Per Year
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit two band 4 Macmillan Cancer Care Coordinator posts to work alongside our lung cancer specialist nursing teams providing non-clinical support. These exciting roles will work across County Durham and Darlington and will underpin the delivery of the personalised care agenda to people affected by cancer.

You will provide support across the team and will have a flexible and positive outlook.

You will require good interpersonal and communication skills and you will be highly motivated to learn new skills.

As a team we are passionate about keeping the patient at the centre of all we do and would welcome and support you to join us in the delivery of our team objectives.

For any queries regarding this post please contact: Heather Thexton 07385 397419

Main duties of the job

The role ensures our cancer patient’s needs are supported at every stage of their pathway – this will include assessing non-clinical needs, supporting the specialist nursing teams and facilitating the smooth running and administration of the cancer pathways.

About us

We are one of the largest integrated care providers in England. Over 7,000 Staff serve a population of around 650,000 people in the North East,

We provide hospital services from two acute sites – Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients’ homes.

At County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust our aim is to always deliver excellent care with compassion to deliver the highest quality of care our patients deserve. We value the personal skills, experiences and qualities that individuals bring to the Trust; creating an inclusive working environment to attract talented people who feel motivated, involved and able to influence the future direction of our services. The wellbeing of staff is important to us; we have a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team who provide support on a range of topics.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will work as part of the lung cancer specialist nursing team and the wider Cancer Services team to support the delivery of safe, compassionate and joined-up care. In this non-clinical role, you will work under the supervision of the Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists to assist in the provision of care. You may have some direct patient contact and your role will make a valuable contribution to improving the experience of people living with cancer.

Person Specification

Special Requirements


  • Ability to concentrate on tasks whilst managing frequent interruptions. Ability to cope with exposure to details regarding patients that may be distressing.
  • Ability and willingness to travel across trust sites as required. Positive attitude towards change.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Highly motivated to learn new skills



  • Previous administrative experience within the NHS. Experience of using a wide variety of IT systems. Demonstrate experience in solving problems and taking appropriate action.
  • Experience of contribution to the improvement of patient pathways.


  • Previous experience of training/coaching. Previous experience of working in the NHS in a role relating to cancer patient pathways.

Special Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision. Ability to work effectively as a member of several teams. Awareness for the need for confidentiality at all times.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload. Ability to communicate and work with a wide range of professional and administrative staff.
  • Ability to follow policy and procedure guidance and to make a proactive contribution to the development of these. Willingness to undertake new skills appropriate to the service need. Basic understanding of service improvement and the application of this.


  • Knowledge of appropriate legislation with regards to sharing patient and staff data and protecting confidentiality.
  • Understanding of the Cancer Waiting Times targets and their application to the management of patient pathways.
  • Experience of Audit Process. Contributed to a service improvement programme within the NHS.



  • GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent. Has or working towards NVQ Level 3/4 or equivalent experience. Administrative training and/or experience.


  • Qualified to NVQ Level 4 or above
  • Effective communication training/qualification Cancer specific training

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

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