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RTT / Patient Pathway Validator

Band 4

Main area
Children’s, Outpatients, Imaging & Access Division
Band 4
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Stanmore, Middlesex
£24,811 to £27,483 per annum inc
23/09/2019 23:59

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide.

The RNOH provides a comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care, ranging from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain sufferers. This broad range of services is unique within the NHS.

As a national centre of excellence, the RNOH treats patients from across the country, many of whom have been referred by other hospital consultants for second opinions or for treatment of complex or rare conditions. 

Patients benefit from a team of highly specialised consultants, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise and experience. Consultants are supported in their work by nurses, therapists and other specialist clinical staff who are trained and are experts in their particular fields of orthopaedic care. 

The RNOH plays a major role in teaching, 20% of all UK orthopaedic surgeons receive training here. Our teaching and clinical effectiveness are enhanced by our work in research and development and our academic links with University College, London. Research departments at Stanmore include the Institute of Orthopaedics, the Centre for Disability Research and Innovation, the Institute of Human Performance and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering.

The RNOH works closely with other hospitals and trusts, with whom we have joint appointments to ensure maximum availability of specialist skills for patients. Our patients benefit from access to Aspire Leisure Centre which is located on site and hosts first-class facilities for able-bodied and disabled people.


As a result of the recent promotions of two members of the RTT team, there are two exciting opportunities to work within our department.  The RTT validator is essential to the process of tracking and monitoring patient pathways against the National Access waiting times standards.

The purpose of this post is to utilise the patient administration and operational systems in the Trust to actively validate, track and manage the referral to treatment processes in a patient’s pathway and 18 week target. These process steps ensure a smooth and efficient service for patients throughout their treatment by the Trust. In addition to pathway validation, the role will encompass daily and weekly monitoring to encourage business as usual processes and adherence to real time workflows.

We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy analysing data. To be successful in this role you will need to be highly organised, pay attention to detail and be able to manage competing priorities, using your own initiative to solve problems. You will need excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships across staff groups, always conducting yourself in a professional manner.

Due to the busy and varied nature of the team, it is essential that you are flexible, proactive and responsive to changing demands.

In addition you will be someone who is able to apply RTT rules and guidance to practical scenarios of patient pathways and always maintain the integrity of the data validation process.

In summary the post holder will have:

  • Excellent knowledge of the 18 week rule suite and associated guidelines.
  • Experience of clinical systems and referencing clinical documents and diagnostic results.
  • The ability to actively manage the administrative processes associated with patient pathways and review the functioning and effectiveness of clinical teams.
  • The ability to work effectively as part of the onsite validation team to ensure that pathways are validated and corrected.
  • The ability to ensure extensive feedback on validations completed on a pathway basis and to give an audit trail of the validations fulfilled on a daily basis.
  • To be able to utilise the MS Excel application as required to record validations.
  • To be able to communicate well with all team members including multidisciplinary teams as well as patients and relatives as required.

Closing date for applications will be Monday 23rd September 2019 and interviews will be on Friday 4th October 2019. Please note those successful at shortlist will be invited to complete scenario based assessments in reference to applying 18 weeks RTT rules.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Amanda Peel on or call 0208 385 3058.