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Social Prescribing Care Coordinator- Working with patients living with Cancer

 
Area: Ashford
Working Hours: 37.5 hours
Salary:  Up to £23,000
 
 

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

    

We are recruiting a Social Prescribing Care Coordinator to work with patients living with cancer and receiving cancer treatment. It’s an important role in patient coordination and care. You will join an established Social Prescribing team, and work in surgeries alongside the Ashford Primary Care Network (PCN) and practice teams.

   

You’ll be in daily contact with patients experiencing a range of cancers, talking to them about their condition, co-developing care plans and helping them understand pathways of care; ensuring patients are consulted, empowered and heard. Through the provision of personalised care, patient voice and shared decision-making, you will help patients participate more fully in their own health and wellbeing, and actively engage in treatment.

   

You will work closely with primary care services and hospital team members, coordinating interventions and updating records. You will also support and signpost patients by phone, progressing their care pathway in liaison with other colleagues in the PCN and departments in the hospital.

   

Applicants must have experience of working with vulnerable people in social care, health or the voluntary and community sector; and be able to support people in a way that inspires trust and confidence. You should have excellent communication skills, be compassionate, motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team.

   

You will work alongside Social Prescribing colleagues and primary care professionals, and it is essential that you are able to communicate at all levels across both the health and social care sectors. You will need to demonstrate a robust knowledge of confidentiality, data protection, safeguarding and boundaries in all aspects of your work.

   

Care Coordinator is a great opening into Social Prescribing, a growing field in health and social care. Some travel is required, so a car driver is 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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