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MDT/Pathway Coordinator

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Cancer Services Team are looking for a MDT Co-ordinator to join our team. This is a pivotal role in the management of patients referred on urgent cancer suspected pathways.

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate they are able to manage a diverse workload on their own initiative, be excellent communicators and be organised and systematic whilst accurate in the way they work. They must be able to work unsupervised but also as part of the wider MDT Co-ordinators Team. Significant data entry collection and management experience must be demonstrated upon application alongside having a qualification at degree level or equivalent experience.

The team currently consists of around 40 people who manage MDMs for cancer patients, the cancer waiting times targets and the quality surveillance measures process for every cancer specialty across the Trust.

There is a vacancy at St Richard's Hospital for a full time MDT Coordinator.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact :

Tina Corsini - Supervisor (St Richards & Worthing Hospitals)

Main duties of the job

  • Manage the Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings
  • Track and report Cancer waiting times
  • Collect and monitor Cancer Services and Outcomes Dataset data (COSD)
  • Collect and monitor quality surveillance measures
  • Collect and monitor clinical audit data
  • Liaise with Tertiary providers for patients that are sent between organisations including sending Inter-Provider Transfer Forms along with relevant required reports / documentation and track through to treatment.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer abuddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look afterourselves. As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do. We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure cancer patient pathways have the shortest possible waiting times from referral to diagnosis to treatment. This includes providing administrative support for Cancer MDMs by identifying patients for discussion, producing and circulating a list of cancer patients prior to the MDM to be discussed, through communication with relevant clinical departments, pathology and radiology.
  • Be responsible for the proactive management of the patients pathway, from first outpatient appointment, through diagnostics, treatment planning and treatment, ensuring that the tracking process is documented and to highlight pathway issues to the Lead MDT Coordinator and Operational teams.
  • The Coordinator must be able to work under differing timescales and manage their own time to ensure the information is available.
  • To attend the MDM as part of the Core Team and to communicate complex information including patient history and diagnosis.
  • To record the attendance, treatment decisions, clinical history and staging discussed within the MDT meeting, both in the patients notes and via minutes. Outcomes should be distributed to all members of the MDT.
  • To follow up with all departments the treatment decision for example, ensuring outpatient appointment, investigations and surgery are arranged, or liaising with other Trusts for tertiary referrals. To ensure patient information, such as radiology and patient records, are transferred to the next stage of the pathway. The post holder will need to become aware of a number of different hospital procedures, such as how outpatient appointments and investigations are booked, referrals to other hospitals are made, etc, so the patient moves through their pathway as quickly as possible.
  • To monitor patients through their pathway and ensure that patients are brought back to the MDT for further discussion where necessary (i.e. after further investigations).
  • To be able to work independently without supervision. They must be able to manage their workloads against agreed deadlines and use their initiative to resolve problems as and when they arise.
  • To take responsibility for potential breaches and attempt to resolve them directly before escalating to the appropriate operational manager or director.
  • To become familiar with the standard patient pathway for their own tumour site and in addition have a basic knowledge of other tumour sites and understand the processes and procedures relating to each tumour site to ensure adequate cross-coverage during periods of staff leave.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent experience
  • Working with the NHS or another large organisation
  • Must have experience of working without close super vision and be able to multi-task within close deadlines.
  • Demonstrable data entry / analysis experience
  • To have excellent IT skills of understanding word, excel and power point


  • Medical Terminology

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richard's Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


PO19 6SE

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