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Social Prescribing Link Coordinator (Cancer Patient Support)

 
Area: Faversham
Working Hours: 37.5 hours
Salary:   

Up to £26,000

 
 

Cancer is tough… but the right support can make a real difference. 

   

We are recruiting a Social Prescribing Link Coordinator to work with patients living with cancer and receiving cancer treatment. It’s an important role in patient coordination and care. This role is part of a new team working in Faversham, as part of our expanding Social Prescribing service.

   

You’ll work with patients to develop individualised care plans and provide emotional and practical support, enabling them to participate more fully in their own health and wellbeing, and actively engage in treatment. You will help patients understand pathways of care, and ensure services work seamlessly together.  

   

You’ll deliver personalised support to patients, independently responding to new referrals from health professionals, and managing a caseload. You will work closely with primary care services and hospital team, progressing patient pathways, ensuring the patient’s voice is heard. It’s essential that you have an understanding of how to prioritise need, are able to recognise when to refer on to specialist services, and are confident to communicate at all levels across health and social care sectors. 

   

Applicants should be organised, self-motivated and resilient, with relevant personal or professional experience of working with vulnerable people who already have or are waiting for a cancer diagnosis. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the journey cancer patients are likely to take through support and treatment.

   

The team is working with Faversham Primary Care Network and covers the local area. Car driver essential.

   

Be the difference.

    

We offer our employees:

  • Inclusive values-based environment
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Generous 31 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays
  • Benenden Health Care
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Supported Volunteering scheme
  • Development opportunities

and more

   

Click here for Job Description

   

To apply please send your CV with a covering letter to:  jobs@imago.community

   

Imago is committed to Safer Recruitment practices, and the post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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