Please note this is not a role with Jesmond Health Partnership.
We are advertising it on behalf of our neighbouring network, North Gosforth PCN.
|Role||PCN Care Co-ordinator|
|Location||GP Practices in Jesmond and Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne|
|Contract||Via Park Medical Group|
|Working Pattern||37.5 hours/week|
|Salary||Band 4 AfC|
|Apply||Cover letter and email to email@example.com or via Indeed.com by 22nd December 2021.|
About the Role
This role is at the heart of the aims of Primary Care Networks – to proactively increase general health and well-being and tackle inequalities.
As part of our network team, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in coordinating and integrating health and care services for patients in North Gosforth.
Working in a range of community venues, the Care Co-Ordinator will provide information and practical support; introduce people to local services and providers; encourage people in different communities to work together and facilitate and support the establishment of new groups and community services and coordinate and integrate packages of health and social care for their clients.
To bring the work of a Care Co-Ordinator to life, a colleague from a neighbouring network has put together a typical ‘Day in the Life’, detailing their work. You can view it below, or follow the ‘Day in the Life of a Care Co-Ordinator’ link.
What we are looking for
Reducing health inequalities – by which we mean making sure people in all of our communities know about and can access the same services – is a key part of this role.
Therefore, we are looking for some with a desire and drive to make connections, working collaboratively and proactively with our network team, GP practice staff, stakeholders and organisations to help raise health standards.
You will be an effective communicator, able to actively and inform while being aware of and overcoming potential barriers in the form of different levels of understanding, cultural backgrounds, or communication preferences.
The successful candidate will be able to organise and prioritise their workload, with reporting, peer reviews and other forms of evaluation central to delivering high quality work that benefits the network team’s overall aims.