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Cancer Pathway Analyst

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the central Corporate Cancer Services team.

The main duties are to provide detailed Cancer Waiting Times (CWT) pathway analysis, identifying and remedying any data anomalies (validation) in order to ensure Trust compliance with national targets. To investigate CWT breaches and suggest improvements to pathways and to manage the Trust CWT escalation process.

The post-holder will gain significant experience in the central management of cancer waiting times. This is an opportunity to build on existing cancer waiting times knowledge and expand your technical and analytical skills.

You will join a small corporate team that has contact with a wide range of cancer services within the trust as well as building relationships with referring organisations within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance.

Main duties of the job

Provide detailed Cancer Waiting Times (CWT) pathways analysis, identifying and remedying any data anomalies (validation) in order to ensure Trust compliance with national targets.

Identify ways to improve CWT data collection processes.

Identify, design and implement processes which eliminate duplication of data collection.

To provide training, advice and support to staff in relation to CWT guidance and policies.

Produce regular and ad hoc reports of CWT performance.

About us

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is a tertiary cancer centre and is the largest single provider of cancer care within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance with a catchment area of almost 1.8 million.

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • Degree (or equivalent level of experience)


  • Proof of continuous self-development
  • IT skills e.g. ECDL

Further Training


  • Peer review processes
  • Data collection for COSD



  • Working in a clinical multidisciplinary environment
  • Data management and analysis
  • Presenting analysis in short reports
  • Relevant experience of Cancer Waiting Times processes in the NHS
  • Utilisation of the InfoFlex information system
  • Utilisation of Outlook and
  • Use of Patient Centre or similar


  • Application of relevant Trust policies and ability to ensure compliance
  • Information mapping
  • Web site development

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Proven administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to facilitate Admin and clerical staff in the production of accurate and timely CWT data/records
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Clear understanding of patients' rights and confidentiality
  • High level of computer literacy skills including Microsoft Office packages, particular Word and Excel
  • Resilience in meeting objectives and deadlines, in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively to build and maintain relationships with key contacts across multi disciplines both within and external to the Trust
  • Clinical understanding/aptitude
  • Ability to recognise and report appropriate intelligence in relation to management of cancer waiting times


  • Exercise initiative and demonstrate innovative approaches
  • Change management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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