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Band 5 Clinical Pathway Manager

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time
  • Supervise the day-to-day work of the administrative teams
  • Manage sickness/absence and recording of annual leave of the team, ensuring service delivery is not compromised, coordinating duty rosters of team where appropriate.
  • Ensure ESR information including annual leave, sickness absence and any changes in employment contracts for the administrative team are maintained in conjunction with HR and payroll.
  • Ensure an equitable allocation and distribution of workload across all teams, with staff working flexibly to accommodate the needs of the patients and the clinicians they are supporting.
  • Manage the recruitment process for the appointment of new staff with support from the assistant operations manager.
  • Coordinate and engage in the induction of new team members across the Trust, sharing knowledge and expertise of administrative processes and functions.
  • Monitor individual and team performance regularly, holding 1:1 meetings, appraisals (SDRs) according to Trust Policy and team meetings.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to be working at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, one of the biggest NHS Trusts in the UK, delivering care to more than 1.6 million people a year through our three main hospitals: Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free. Please note this post will be based at Enfield Civic Centre as part of our centralised Elective Access Team.

We are looking for a full-time (37.5hrs per week) Clinical Pathway Manager to join our Outpatients Appointment Centre team at Enfield Civic Centre. You will be responsible for leading the Clinical Pathway Administrators be responsible for the smooth running of the patient's journey from referral to discharge.

He/she will also support other members of the Elective Pathway Team to promote good practice and to support in the delivery of training and awareness programmes.The successful candidates will be required to be able to demonstrate the Trust values, and meet the responsibilities of the job description and person specification.It will be important to be flexible as successful candidates may be required to work on any of our hospital sites.If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join the Royal Free at this time, we would be interested in receiving your application.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Offering support and guidance to team members and where necessary make recommendations to professional services e.g. OH counselling services etc
  • To order and maintain agreed levels of stationery/non-stock items in the department and authorise orders where appropriate working within allocated budget limits.
  • Report and coordinate any maintenance work needed within the department.
  • Provide reasonable cross-cover for other administration managers and staff members within the team to ensure a consistent and effective service is maintained at all times.
  • Process confidential patient-sensitive documentation to and from patients, other healthcare professionals and external agencies.
  • Set expectations regarding levels of World Class Care customer services and ensure all staff understand these and maintain them.
  • Deal with concerns/complaints as appropriate, immediately escalating where necessary to the appropriate manager for prompt action.
  • With the support of the relevant manager, be responsible for conducting any investigation with regards to performance and conduct issues in line with Trust guidelines.
  • Review probationary periods in line with the policy.
  • Ensure the team is compliant with mandatory and statutory training (MaST) in line with Trust requirements for administrative staff, and appropriately trained and competent in standard operating procedures relating to their role including all relevant electronic systems.
  • Ensure bank/agency staff time sheets are submitted and actioned in a timely way if required and manage the use of bank/agency staff in a cost effective way.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Care Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & Professional Qualifications


  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent



  • Outpatient Administration experience
  • Experience of working with Cerner
  • Experience of working with eRS, Call Centre systems
  • Awareness of NHS targets with respect to waiting times


  • Experience working within a team
  • Experience of working in the NHS
  • Managing Staff within a team

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload
  • Able to provide and receive sometimes complex or sensitive information
  • Effective team worker
  • Good communication skills - written and verbal
  • Good organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Understanding of issues regarding patient confidentiality


  • Use of Microsoft office packages - Word, Excel, Email

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


The Grove Centre

Rowland Hill St



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