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Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Social Prescribing Link worker

Job description

The successful candidate will be offered a unique opportunity to work with us in developing the new Enfield Musculoskeletal Community Health Hub in Edmonton, Enfield. You will support the out-patient musculoskeletal team by connectingpeoplewithlocal community activities and services thatcan helpimprove their health and wellbeing.
This project is being delivered through a clinical partnership between the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation trust. The post is based predominantly in Enfield, however some limited travel may also be required to other Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Royal Free London Hospital sites.
This role will include working with people coping with the impact of long-term conditions, people experiencing difficulties at work/college, people suffering falls or frailty, or those who may be socially isolated due to poor health and/or caring roles.
The successful candidate should be passionate about developing and delivering a service that aims to provide the best possible care for our patients. We are looking for an individual who has expert communication skills, who can work proficiently on their own and who thrives within a team.
This role can be either full or part time. It is fixed-term for up to 6 months (currently ending at the end of March 2024).
This role can be either full or part time. It is fixed-term for up to 6 months (currently ending at the end of March 2024).

Main duties of the job

You will work in supporting a highly performing out-patient therapy team who are striving to deliver high quality care through innovative and new pathways.
This role will give you the opportunity to work with people to identifywhat isaffectingsomeone'shealth and wellbeing. You'll then aim to identify services and activities thatofferpractical,socialand emotional supportthat'llimprove their lives.
This will involve connectingpeople from the service to localcommunity and voluntarygroups offeringa range ofactivities and services. This could be art classes, gardening clubsorexercise groups.
You may help them seek more practical advice,for example ondebt, health,housing and socialissues, and much more. It is essential that the post holder has a sound knowledge of supporting community services within the local area in Enfield.

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