Band 5 MDT Coordinator

Barts Health NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inc
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a full time MDT Coordinator to our busy team, providing an efficient MDT Coordinator service for the Specialised Cardiology Service. Ideally you will have hospital experience. The main duties of the role will be to cover to provide comprehensive MDT coordination and pathway management and analysis to patients. This is supported by effective pathway monitoring and robust patient tracking list (PTL) management to provide the opportunity to mitigate pathways deviating from timed milestones. In collaboration with diagnostic and clinical services, this ensures a consistent and equitable access for patients and enables the Trust to achieve compliance with the national cancer waiting times performance standards. This role will manage band 4 assistant MDT Coordinators and support a growing team. Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills are essential. You will also need to be flexible, have an appreciation of the confidential nature of the work and be able to manage workloads. Computer literacy would be desirable as you will be expected to input and extract information from the Patient Administrative System - Cerner Millennium (CRS).

Main duties of the job

The MDT co-ordinator's post is to provide dedicated administrative support to Specialised Cardiology Performance and multi-disciplinary teams (MDT), working together to provide high quality care for patients. The post holder will be expected to be proactive in seeking feedback from clinical colleagues and initiate changes to team working practices to adapt to the CAGs priorities and the clinical team's requirements.

Key working relationships are with patients & carers, GPs and members of the internal administrative team and clinical teams including managers, administrators, nursing and medical staff, allied health professionals and support workers. They will frequently liaise with a range of staff internally across the sites/Trust and with partner and external NHS Trusts.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential

Job description

Job responsibilities

To communicate with all levels of staff at Barts Health NHS Trust and other hospitals within and outside the Network, GPs and patients to obtain or verify relevant information relating to cancer waiting times and to share best practice.

To understand and communicate to clinical teams the Trusts annual Specialised Cardiology Waiting Times targets and be aware of the impact on the Trust, if targets are not met.

Ensuring clinical teams are fully aware of Specialised Cardiology waiting time targets by providing presentations and or training sessions.

Ensure clinical teams are aware of all their Specialised Cardiologypatients and informing clinical staff and cancer managers of potential breach dates in patients pathways.

To respond to patient queries about pending investigations, surgical in-patient dates, at the surgical Barts Heart Centre

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment.

Person Specification



  • Literate and numerate with a good level of education to A-Level (or equivalent) standard


  • Educated to degree level or have equivalent experience



  • Organising meetings and taking minutes and effective setting of agendas
  • Recent experience working in a large multifaceted organisation
  • Maintaining a complex
  • Experience of producing reports in a presentable format
  • Experience of cancer pathways


  • Experience working and coordinating an MDT
  • Health Service Experience



  • Knowledge of NHS cancer plan and cancer waiting times target.
  • Knowledge and awareness of issues affecting NHS acute hospitals
  • Understanding of NHS agenda



  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate information clearly
  • Excellent communication skills both face to face and by telephone
  • Works well under pressure and does not allow deadlines to adversely impact on interpersonal communication or quality of work.
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Works effectively as a member of a team
  • Effective time management skills
  • Knowledge of a range of word processing packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.


  • Demonstrate Bart's Health vision, values and behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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