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Job Vacancy: Social Prescribing Link Worker

Gosforth And Jesmond Health are recruiting for a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join the North Gosforth team.

RoleSocial Prescribing Link Worker
LocationGP Practices in North Gosforth
Working PatternFull-time
ContractPermanent
SalaryBand 5 Salary £27,055 to £32,934 a year
ApplyVia NHS Jobs (reference A5457-22-4389) by Friday 9th December

About the Role

Social Prescribing is about supporting and empowering people to be able to take a proactive role in managing their own health.

The role holder will work largely with our older population, particularly those at home, and connect them to the many services in the NHS and wider community that can support them and their general wellbeing.

The role is about understanding what matters most to the individual and working to create a personalised plan with them that helps achieve their goals.

Apply

Applications can be submitted through the NHS Jobs Website (reference A5457-22-4389) and must be received by Friday, 9th December 2022.

If you have questions about the role, you can contact Laura Oliver, Project Manager for Gosforth and Jesmond Health, at laura.oliver16@nhs.net.

About You

We are looking for someone with previous experience working in Social Prescribing, or a similar role, preferably with people aged 65 and above.

You will have the essential skills to manage and prioritise a caseload, and work flexibility and enthusiastically within a team and on your own initiative.

Knowledge of primary care, local health and social care provision, available funding streams and an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults and safeguarding are also essential.

As well as excellent people skills, and the ability to work and communicate effectively with people in a range of situations, experience with minor clinical observations (blood pressure, temperature, oxygen saturation) and clinical systems such as SystmOne or EMIS web would be advantageous.

About Gosforth and Jesmond Health

Gosforth Jesmond Health (GJH) is a Limited Company that operates both North Gosforth and Jesmond Lower Gosforth Primary Care Networks in Newcastle upon Tyne.

We incorporated in May 2022, working as a not-for-profit organisation, reinvesting in patient care and supporting our workforce.

Our aim is to deliver high-quality, localised primary care services that are agile to patients’ present and future needs at the 8 GP practices in our 2 networks.

We are centred solidly in the NHS. Our team have a wealth of clinical and operational experience in the health service.