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Urology Patient Navigator

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The new role of Urology Patient Navigator is varied and includes administrative work as well as close working with patients and the clinical teams to facilitate all patients through their clinical pathway.  Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential.

About the Role

We will work with you to help you be the best version of you at work.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, physiotherapy, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The primary purpose of the Urology Patient Navigator role is to be the central point of contact for patients with a suspected or confirmed urological cancer; helping to ensure the individual needs of the patient are supported and that care is built around those needs.

Additionally, the post holder will facilitate seamless, coordinated pathway delivery including through escalation to relevant departments and a better, more personalised diagnostic experience for patients.  They will work closely with the wider cancer team (both clinical and administrative), as well as other key health and social care providers, to enable person centred care and efficient implementation of the pathway (including achievement of the 28 Day Faster Diagnosis Standard).

The Urology Patient Navigator will be involved from the beginning of the pathway and up to the point of definitive diagnosis (whether cancer or not).  They will maintain effective communication both with and on behalf of the patient - signposting to other resources and information as defined by patient need and liaising with staff and services to ensure tests and appointments are schedules in a timely manner. 

It is envisaged that the Patient Navigator will have a specific focus on the more direct support of harder to reach patient groups.

Working Pattern: 18.75 hours per week

Interview Date: to be confirmed

For further information please contact: Ansu Manoj on 01271 311877 or

This is a fixed term contract for 6-12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

Preference will be given to staff with 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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