Job descriptionThe Coastal Primary Care Network is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Social Prescriber to join our dynamic team to work in a patient facing role. The PCN comprises the GP practices in Teignmouth & Dawlish. 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 people’s quality of life, health and well-being by recognising that this can be affected by a range of social, economic and environmental factors. You will be supporting patients and their carers to achieve their personal aspirations participate in their local and wider communities, enhance effective personal support networks, enabling individuals to maintain healthy lifestyles; and lead independent and fulfilled lives. Are you a people person with a can do, will do attitude? Are you the one who others trust and turn to when they need help? Do you have experience of supporting vulnerable people? Do you have experience working with individuals with mental health needs, or in a mental health setting? Do you care about helping others live a healthier, happier life? You will work as part of the wellbeing team to strengthen personal resilience to improve wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. You will do this by running several clinics across the PCN, offering both face to face and telephone appointments to pateints of the PCN. You will promote patient choice by adopting a person centred approach to your style of work and have an awareness of the wider determints of health. In doing so, you will support people to have more control over their lives and help them to feel empowered to manage the complexities of their life. In order for pateints to have the best level of support, you will be a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a genuine interest in helping people to thrive. In addition to this you will have understanding of the factors affecting an individuals health and wellbeing. You will also develop a knowledge of local resource and will be the central point of contact for PCN Staff whos patients are being impacted by their wider determinants of health, offering support and advice when needed. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This advert is placed on behalf on one of our health service providers. Your application form will be forwarded to the organisation and any future correspondence will be made by the employing organisation. The Coastal Primary Care Network (PCN) is a group of 3 Practices in Teignmouth & Dawlish. We collaborate to improve services for patients by giving patients better access and by treating a broader range of health conditions. The Coastal PCN is seeking an exceptional individual to be at the forefront of this exciting initiative as the link between their GP and assisting patients to access the services and activities to meet their needs. The PCN team consists of Social Prescribers, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and a Health & Well Being Coach. If you would like to arrange an informal visit or would like more information about the role, please Contact Becki White [email protected]. Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.
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