Health and Wellbeing Coach

Ashington House Surgery

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Job summary

As a Health and wellbeing coach (HWBCs) your job will involve predominately using health coaching skills to support people with lower levels of patient activation to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their self-identified health and wellbeing goals. You will work alongside our team of Social Prescribers and Cancer Care Co-ordinator to support patients with their wellbeing.

Main duties of the job

Provide one-to-one health coaching support for people with one or more long term conditions, based on what is important to them, with the aim of: Improving people’s knowledge, confidence, and skills-levels of ‘patient activation’

Empowering people to improve their health outcomes and sense of wellbeing

Preventing unnecessary reliance on clinical service

About us

We are an established surgery in West Swindon. We offer a high standard of patient centred healthcare to the local community.

We offer our patients a variety of appointments including book on the day, book in advance, online, telephone and video consultations.

The surgery is a member of the Brunel Healthcare Group and part of a primary care network alongside Ridge Green Surgery, North Swindon Practice and Park Lane Practice. Together we are committed to ensuring patients within the local community have access to the best care possible within the resources that we have.

As part of the primary care network we have recently improved services by jointly employing a primary care Pharmacist to improve the quality and safety of prescribing, and also a Health and Wellbeing advisor whose role is to coordinate social initiatives and advise individual patients how they can improve their health through lifestyle changes.

In addition we also offer additional services including, Physiotherapist, Medication reviews, Diabetes Management, Blood Tests, Antenatal Care, Family Planning and Chronic Disease Management.

Date posted

05 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A3520-22-3894

Job locations

Ashington House Surgery

Ashington Way

Westlea

Swindon

SN5 7XY


Ridge Green Medical Centre

Ramleaze Drive

Shaw

Swindon

SN5 5PX


Job description

Job responsibilities

HWBCS will use a non-judgemental approach that supports the person to self-identify existing issues and encourages proactive prevention of new and existing illnesses. This approach is based on using strong communication and negotiation skills, supports personal choice and positive risk taking, addresses potential consequences, and ensures people understand the accountability of their own decisions based on what matters to the person.

Provide one-to-one health coaching support for people with one or more long term conditions, based on what is important to them, with the aim of: Improving people’s knowledge, confidence, and skills-levels of ‘patient activation’

Empowering people to improve their health outcomes and sense of wellbeing

Job description

Job responsibilities

HWBCS will use a non-judgemental approach that supports the person to self-identify existing issues and encourages proactive prevention of new and existing illnesses. This approach is based on using strong communication and negotiation skills, supports personal choice and positive risk taking, addresses potential consequences, and ensures people understand the accountability of their own decisions based on what matters to the person.

Provide one-to-one health coaching support for people with one or more long term conditions, based on what is important to them, with the aim of: Improving people’s knowledge, confidence, and skills-levels of ‘patient activation’

Empowering people to improve their health outcomes and sense of wellbeing

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Active and empathic listening. Being responsive and sensitive to the needs and beliefs of the client
  • Effective questioning and ability to build trust and rapport with patients
  • Understanding and applying the health coaching approach and mindset
  • Structuring conversations using a coaching approach to develop collaborative goals
  • Using simple health literate communication techniques
  • Creating and maintaining a safe and positive relationship while also setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Active and empathic listening. Being responsive and sensitive to the needs and beliefs of the client
  • Effective questioning and ability to build trust and rapport with patients
  • Understanding and applying the health coaching approach and mindset
  • Structuring conversations using a coaching approach to develop collaborative goals
  • Using simple health literate communication techniques
  • Creating and maintaining a safe and positive relationship while also setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries.

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.

Additional information

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Ashington House Surgery

Address

Ashington House Surgery

Ashington Way

Westlea

Swindon

SN5 7XY


Employer's website

https://www.ashingtonhouse.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Ashington House Surgery

Address

Ashington House Surgery

Ashington Way

Westlea

Swindon

SN5 7XY


Employer's website

https://www.ashingtonhouse.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Hayley Beresford

hberesford@nhs.net

Date posted

05 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A3520-22-3894

Job locations

Ashington House Surgery

Ashington Way

Westlea

Swindon

SN5 7XY


Ridge Green Medical Centre

Ramleaze Drive

Shaw

Swindon

SN5 5PX


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