Social Prescribing Link Worker

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust

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Job summary

Are you interested in a career with a genuinely integrated care organisation? Do you want to be part of a new organisation that is developing pathways and services to transform the way that care is delivered locally? Are you interested in improving the health of our local population? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then we are looking for you.

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust (DIHC) is the first Integrated Care Provider in the country. It was launched in April 2020 following a period of development and integrates primary care with community services within the Dudley healthcare system. Our core aim is Dudley First, community where possible and hospital where necessary, and our purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population in Dudley.

The post holder will deliver a high standard of patient care and assist with patients across all GP practices that we serve. Your role will be to help our patients to get the best out of the local services including local charities, third sector, council and GP surgeries/ other NHS services. This also includes facilitating the creation of local groups

Main duties of the job

An extensive list of the main duties for this post can be found on the attached job description however as a Social prescriber for the PCN you can except to undertake main duties will such as:

  • Aiming to reduce social isolation
  • Offer financial help to our patient group
  • Offer support to carers and family guidance
  • Signposting patients to the appropriate services
  • Create social groups within the PCN
  • Create teams of helpers and volunteers for the elderly i.e. shopping, bringing to GP appointments, travel to social groups
  • Meet with and follow up patients to develop and review a relevant social prescribing care plan.

About us

We are looking for exceptional individuals with the drive and enthusiasm to change how healthcare is delivered and make a real difference to the people we serve.

DIHC is committed to embracing diversity and we recognise the need to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we serve to enable us to achieve our purpose and commitments.

We recognise that we are under-represented in a number of areas, and therefore want to positively encourage applications from individuals from black, Asian or other ethnically diverse groups, people with disabilities and people from the LGBT community.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Anyone that works with us will share in our commitments and promote and uphold them throughout their daily activities.

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust presents the unique opportunity to welcome staff into a new type of NHS Trust where they can work in partnership with others to create A Great Place to Work. For more information, please look at our website www.dihc.nhs.uk

At DIHC we will consider requests for flexible working where possible and dependent on the service needs. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are possible: flexible hours, working from home, compressed hours and more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description and person specification for more specific information about this post.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ where you can also find out more about how to access vaccinations.

Person Specification

As per Person Spec

Essential

  • As per Person Spec

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Stourbridge, Wollescote & Lye PCN

Stourbridge

Stourbridge

DY8 3SS


Employer's website

https://www.dihc.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Alec Gandy

alec.gandy1@nhs.net

Date posted

13 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum (pro rata if less than 37.5 hours per week)

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

445-1296-DIHC

Job locations

Stourbridge, Wollescote & Lye PCN

Stourbridge

Stourbridge

DY8 3SS


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