Social Prescriber- Link Worker Service

Job details
Posting date: 15 January 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £21,892 to £24,157 pa/pr
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 31 January 2021
Location: Wolds View Surgery, Bridlington, YO16 4QP
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 810-CH3329

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x1 Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Social Prescriber, to join our Health and Wellbeing Team within primary care, covering a group of GP practices as part of the Bridlington PCN.

The post advertised will deliver a high standard of patient care, working as a Social Prescriber in general practice. The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with team members to meet the needs of the patients across the Bridlington PCN.

Social prescribing is a way of linking people to sources of support within the community. It provides health and social care professionals with non-medical / non-service focused options that can operate alongside existing treatments or care packages to improve health and wellbeing. Our aim is to support local people to live well and stay well, promote healthy lifestyles and provide opportunities for socialisation, skill sharing, health education and emotional support.

Main duties of the job

As a Social Prescriber you will provide a central point of contact for patients in Primary Care, linking them with sources of support within local communities by developing robust processes and pathways for social prescribing, as described as a key objective in the NHS 10 year plan.

This is an innovative role designed to work in an outcome focused way to improve the quality of life, and health and wellbeing of local patients, by recognising that this can be affected by a wide range of social, economic and environmental factors. The post holder will support patients and their carers to achieve their personal aspirations and participate in their local and wider communities, enhancing effective personal support networks, and enabling individuals to maintain healthy lifestyles. The post holder will be expected to provide regular signposting and referrals to other services and outside agencies as part of their role, utilising key elements of the Making Every Contact Count (MECC) National agenda.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring accurate and up to date data is added to our computerised systems (SystmOne, Excel and other databases as required). You will have an excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages and be confident to use these on a daily basis, therefore good keyboard skills are essential.

The post holder will need to have an understanding of confidentiality and data protection which is imperative. The ability to prioritise your own workload and be systematic is essential. You must have a flexible approach to work, in order to deal with set deadlines and varying workloads. A high level of accuracy and attention to detail is paramount. In addition to IT experience, there is a need for excellent customer service and good communication skills as well as a confident telephone manner. You will be working at various GP practices across the Bridlington PCN, so the ability to travel around Bridlington is essential.

Provisional interview date: 23rd December.

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