Social Prescriber - Adults Team
The closing date is 06 December 2021
Delivery of the Social Prescribing Service in two GP practices within the WACA Primary Care Network.
Social prescribers have one foot in primary care, the other in the voluntary & community sector. They support and empower patients with the knowledge and skills to help manage their own health & wellbeing, to the best of their ability. They help identify strengths, prioritise their needs and help make plans for sustainable change.
Main duties of the job
Role includes supporting Patients over the telephone or face to face in GP Surgeries:
•Advice and information
•Promoting Community Partnerships
•Health Promotion & Self Care
•Welfare and Benefits
WACA Ltd (Wharfedale, Airedale, and Craven Alliance) is a GP owned provider federation established in 2018. WACA represent 8 practices, and provide additional services across all 8 practices,including social prescribing, physiotherapy, pharmacy and extended access service. The group shares the same ethos and values which are focused around “patient first.
Conduct holistic assessments with patients to ascertain their social prescribing needs.
· Signpost patients to local services/organisations depending on the individual’s goals and preferences.
· Supporting patients to identify set and meet achievable goals to improve their physical and emotional wellbeing.
· Work with partner organisations to support the delivery of an integrated care plan whereby patients’ needs are met in a holistic way.
· Follow up with patients and provide support on an ongoing basis.
· Update patient care plans and clinical records.
· Develop relationships with local health and wellbeing service providers
· Build a network and knowledge of referral routes to and from service providers.
· Ensure information about providers and voluntary groups is shared between the wider clinical team.
· Attend and contribute to weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings.
· Support patients to recognise and change their current lifestyle and to identify how their way of life might affect their health and well-being.
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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16 November 2021