Social Prescriber

  • Permanent
  • Lewes

Foundry Healthcare Lewes

Salary: £25 – £27 depending on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Foundry Healthcare Lewes for an experienced Social Prescriber. We are a group of three Lewes Surgeries in the historical town of Lewes, with a branch surgery in Ringmer and a combined list of over 28,500 patients.

The Social Prescriber is an important role designed to support patients aged 18 years and over and their families to improve health and well-being by connecting them with local services and empowering patients to improve self-care. This will involve spending time meeting with them to understand their real needs, tailoring self-care plans and enabling access to the many and varied services available in the area.

The successful candidate will require a non-judgmental, proactive approach combined with good communication skills. You will need to be able to put people from all walks of life at their ease and inspire confidence. Motivational interviewing or health coaching type skills would be useful, as would a sound knowledge of the support resources available to the people of Lewes and the surrounding areas. Good IT skills and competence with using the internet is essential in order to further this knowledge. You should be able to demonstrate good organisational skills, an understanding of priorities and how to manage your own caseload.

This is a new role for Foundry Healthcare and the appointed candidate will be required to develop good working relationships with the surgery staff as well as connecting with all local communities and voluntary organisations. You will be required to be adaptable and instrumental in developing this role to deliver measurable outcomes.

This is a full-time position and will include at least one day per week at each of the four sites and may require visiting patients in their own homes, therefore applicants must have a car and full driving licence.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check : 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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Posted by / November 2, 2019