Social Prescriber

Tiverton Primary Care Network

Salary: 24,000 -27,000

Social prescriber for Tiverton Primary Care network is 37.5 hours per week to support the newly formed Primary care network which consists of Amicus Health and Castle Place, comprising of 30,029 patients. Tiverton Primary Care Network is looking for an enthusiastic, accomplished and self-motivated social prescriber to join our busy and dynamic team to work in a patient facing role, building relationships with the volunteer/community sector.

Social Prescribing is a new NHS initiative which supports patients who have social, financial and personal issues that are negatively affecting their health and wellbeing. The role will involve working together with patients to jointly agree and develop a “Social Prescription” for the patient to help the individual to achieve positive health and wellbeing outcomes, by addressing any non-medical or social issues in their life such as housing, debt or social isolation. You will be responsible for linking patients to services across the Health, Social Care and Voluntary sectors across Tiverton. The post holder 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 in the NHS 10 year plan. You will work closely with GPs, community services, voluntary sector organisations, Practice staff and wider multi-disciplinary teams. Ideally you will have worked in a similar role, but this role would also be suited to someone with good local knowledge, appropriate experience and enthusiasm. If you are proactive, enthusiastic and person-centred, then we would love to hear from you.

This can be a full time/part time or job share role and if eligible, the applicant will be able to access the NHS Pension Scheme. The salary range will be between £24,000 to £27,000 depending upon experience.

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Posted by / September 21, 2019