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Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Health and Social Prescribing Co-ordinator

Job description

The HSPC role offers an exciting opportunity to become part of the My Care My Way workforce; bringing together health and social care expertise to deliver real change for how care is delivered in West London. The vision for this role is aspirational, in that it aims to bring together over time duties that are carried out by Health Care Assistants, Social Care Trusted Assessors, Navigators, and other disciplines. The post holder will also be equipped to provide some clinical duties such as blood pressure, Venepuncture and low-level mental health support. There is an emphasis on promoting independence and supporting patients to adopt self-care approaches, by linking them in with voluntary sector services based on their long-term conditions, interests and preferences. You will be assigned one or more GP practices to work in, build strong relationships and provide a range of support from basic observations, signposting to support organisations and practical advice.
Essential Criteria • Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships – with GPs, Case Managers, Practice managers and patients • Ability to work independently and remotely from colleagues • Ability to work from various locations – including; GP practices in the assigned borough, home, offices. • Problem solving – you will be matching patient needs & circumstances to available support HSPC JD • IT literate – you will use System 1 (NHS IT system), Excel spreadsheets and emails as well as online directories. • Degree educated or commensurate experience

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