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Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) Malignancy of Unknown Origin (MUO) and Acute Oncology Service (AOS) CoordinatorAn exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic Team.The Barts Health Acute Oncology Service (AOS) covers four of the Trust’s Hospitals - St Bartholomew’s Hospital, The Royal London, Newham University Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital. Barts Health is the largest Trust in London and one of the largest in the country with 1,255 pts attending one of the Trust’s A&E departments every day.AOS is a committed team focusing on supporting all cancer patients who have acute complications from their cancer, treatment complications and patients in whom a first cancer diagnosis is suspected. The Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) / Malignancy of Unknown Origin (MUO) service has developed over the last two years in order to ensure an efficient diagnostic pathway for patients with a new cancer diagnosis where the primary cancer site is not clear.The AOS and CUP/MUO Coordinator will provide comprehensive administrative, secretarial, statistical and patient care support to the AOS and CUP services. The coordinator will work under the supervision of the AOS and CUP Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) with the aim to release time for them to conduct the core elements of their role. The coordinator’s work will primarily include being a point of contact for referrals into the service, triaging telephone calls, co-ordination of care, sign-posting patients for further support and information, administrative duties, audit and being responsible for capturing patient information and ensuring this is kept up to date in a timely fashion.The post holder will support the AOS and CUP clinical nurse specialists in their role in caring for a variety of cancer patients being diagnosed and treated within the Trust. The AOS and CUP/MUO Coordinator will work directly with patients both face to face and over the phone, assisting with information, support and co-ordination of a sometimes complex journey. They will be a point of contact for some patients and their carers and will triage patient enquiries to the appropriate service. The role requires use of judgement in responding to the needs of individuals. The level of judgement required relates to identifying the complexity of the situation, providing appropriate advice and escalating to the registered practitioner where appropriate as identified within clinical algorithms.The post holder will primarily be based at The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospital sites but, with reasonable notice, may be required to work at Whipps Cross or Newham Hospitals. They will work alongside the Acute Oncology Team and liaise with other administrative, nursing, medical and allied health professionals to ensure the AOS/CUP service is of the highest quality.For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Kate Earwicker on or Sue Dexter on

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