Job Vacancy: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Gosforth And Jesmond Health are recruiting for a Social Prescribing Link Worker to join the North Gosforth team.
|Social Prescribing Link Worker
|GP Practices in North Gosforth
|Band 5 Salary £27,055 to £32,934 a year
|Via 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.
If you have questions about the role, you can contact Laura Oliver, Project Manager for Gosforth and Jesmond Health, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.