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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/05/2021.

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Job Reference: 869-1848

North of England Commissioning Support
Sedgefield 1 Primary Care Network
Newton Aycliffe and Shildon
Band 4 Dependent on Experience

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Salary: Up to Band 4 – Dependent on Experience

Organisation: Sedgefield 1, Primary Care Network

Job type: Permanent

Staff Group: Primary Care

Number of vacancies: 1 FTE

Sedgefield 1 Primary Care Network is an innovative, dynamic PCN combining 4 local GP Practices based in Sedgefield, with a population of over 41,000 patients. We are continually seeking new ways to support and improve local healthcare services to our patient population.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join our growing multi-disciplinary team.

Teamwork, flexibility, enthusiasm and the ability to prioritise tasks effectively are essential skills.

We are committed to the ongoing development of our team, which includes mandatory and developmental training for all our staff. Team members are encouraged to highlight any training they feel would benefit them in the achievement of their role.

Job Purpose

  • To support patients in our local community to take control of their health and wellbeing by:
  • Promoting prevention & lifestyle changes
  • Engaging patients and connecting them with the wide range of groups and services
  • Working with the wider health, social care and voluntary network
  • Encouraging a holistic approach for patients with chronic diseases
  • Building a relationship in the journey of patients towards mental health services
  • Bereavement support – supporting patients family’s and signposting them to an appropriate bereavement service where necessary
  • Supporting the practices in attaining their referral targets
  • Promoting and raising awareness of the social prescribing service within the practices and partner agencies

If this role appeals to you and you have the qualities we are looking for then please get in touch:

Dr Winny Jose (Sedgefield 1 PCN Clinical Director, Partner Jubilee Medical Group)

For general enquires please contact:

Heather Burnip (Business Manager, South Durham Health)

Interviews will take place either week commencing 24th or 31st May, via Zoom.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified the week before.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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