18 Week Tracker/Validator

NHS AfC: Band 3

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NHS AfC: Band 3
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Ormskirk District General Hospital
£17,787-£20,448 per annum
25/07/2018 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


18 week tracker/validator
Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Planned Care CBU 
Based at Ormskirk District General but work across sites
Full Time 37.5 hours per week 
Band 3

£17,787-£20,448 per annum

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

The 18 week tracker/validator plays a crucial role within the Directorate, working closely with the Directorate Manager and Operational Service Manager you will ensure efficient and effective operational management for each of the Directorate Services and to support the Directorate’s strategic agenda in relation to performance targets.

The post holder will be responsible for the tracking and data validation of patients on the 18 week pathway within both Dermatology and ENT, however the post holder will be expected to provide cover for the other 18 week trackers and their specialities as required.

The role involves working collaboratively with key staff across the Trust including Medical Secretaries Access Teams and Clinicians to investigate 18 week breaches and amend pathways as appropriate on the electronic patient record in accordance with 18 week rules.

There will also be an element to education to key personnel in order to expand the knowledge base of the 18 week pathway leading to more efficient and effective patient flows.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will have the ability to forge and maintain good working relationships with colleagues. The ability to manage a very busy workload is essential, as is the ability to quickly find solutions and to identify and focus on critical issues when decision making. Knowledge to the 18 week rule suite and patient pathway management is essential as is an understanding of the electronic patient record.

Advert date: 11th July 2018

Closing date: 25th July 2018

Interview date: TBC

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Further details / informal visits contact

Suzanne Hogan, Access Manager, 01695 656 279 or Sally Cottam, Operational services manager, 01695 656 115