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New Vacancy: Clinical Social Prescribing Link Worker

RoleClinical Social Prescribing Link Worker
LocationGP Practices in Jesmond and Gosforth
Working PatternFull-time
ContractPermanent
SalaryBand 5 Salary £27,055 to £32,934 a year
ApplyVia NHS Jobs (reference A2301-22-3676) by 31st October

We have a new vacancy for a Clinical Social Prescribing Link Worker to join our Primary Care Network (PCN) team in Jesmond and Lower Gosforth.

About the Role

This is a new role for our PCN, designed to promote health and prevent ill health for our patient population. We are looking for a social prescribing link worker who is a registered Nurse Associate.

It is a permanent, full-time role employed directly by Jesmond Health Partnership but working across all four practices in our network.

Apply

Applications for the role can be submitted through the NHS jobs website (reference A2301-22-3676). The closing date is Monday 31st October.

Duties and Development

Predominantly, this role will work with care home patients or others who are housebound as part of our Over 65s teams.

A key duty will be to carry out monitoring and healthcare improvement skills in line with year of care, annual reviews, and personalised care support planning. This will include the ability to safely undertake procedures such as venepuncture, ECG recording, measuring and interpreting blood glucose levels, recording and interpreting vital signs, assessing continence care, bladder and bowel care, pressure area care, basic wound care, nutrition, hydration, foot care, skin integrity, mood identification assessments.

You will also support patients to improve and maintain their mental, physical, behavioural health and well-being, recognising health inequalities and proactively working to reach people from all communities.

There will be opportunities for the successful candidate to both develop their own professional skills and shape and develop the position within our multi-disciplinary team.

About You

You will be a registered Nurse Associate, having completed your foundation degree and hold professional registration with the NMC.

As well as the core competencies listed above, the successful candidate will be an effective communicator with patients, colleagues and other community organisations. You will be able to demonstrate a communication style that can give and receive sensitive information about a patients’ health, while taking into account different levels of understanding, cultural background and other preferences.

Apply by 31st October

Applications must be received by 31st October, and submitted via the NHS jobs website (reference A2301-22-3676). If you have questions and would like to find out more about the role, you can contact Toni Harkness, Advanced Nurse Practitioner by email.

About Our Networks

Jesmond Lower Gosforth and North Gosforth PCNs work collaboratively to provide first-class primary care to patients at the nine practices across our two networks.

This collective approach means that specialists from each network can work together, sharing best practices and raising standards, and teams can collectively provide the best holistic care for patients.

The networks also share a Strategic Manager who oversees the day-to-day running of both PCNs, as well as other supporting functions across business intelligence, IT, communications and project oversight.

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