Care Co-ordinator

Closing date for applications: Thursday 19th May 2022

Part Time, 22.5 hours per week, Permanent

IntraHealth is one of the UK’s leading provider of NHS Primary and Community Care services. We serve a range of patients across our three divisions of Primary Care (general practice), Pharmacy and Clinical Services which includes anticoagulation monitoring, patient medication reviews and childhood immunisation programmes.

We also provide management and clinical support to other GP practices and NHS bodies. We are a well-established organisation having provided NHS services since the company was founded in 1999. Our team is made up of GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs), Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Health Care Assistants (HCAs) and local administration teams supported by a centralised back office function; providing finance, HR, administration and data analysis support.

We operate NHS services across the North East, North West and Yorkshire.

IntraHealth are looking to recruit to the post of Care Coordinator, to work across our Castle Health Centre and within our Primary Care Network multidisciplinary healthcare team.

The successful candidate will play a key role in proactively identifying and working with people, including the frail/elderly and those with long-term conditions, to provide coordination and navigation of care and support across health and care services.

They will work closely with GPs and practice teams, making sure that appropriate support is made available to people.

They will work alongside social prescribing link workers and health and Wellbeing for Life to provide an all-encompassing approach to personalised care and enable people navigate through the health and care system.

The post holder will work with a diverse range of people from different cultural and social backgrounds. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a varied and sometimes challenging environment is essential.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and be organised, patient and empathetic. They will have experience of working in health, social care or other support roles including direct contact with people, families or carers.

Care coordinators play an important role within a practice and the PCN to proactively identify and work with people, including the frail/elderly and those with long-term conditions, to provide coordination and navigation of care and support across health and care services.

Care coordinators help patients negotiate their way through the NHS and so can help them organise secondary care follow up or appointments within the wider NHS.  They will also coordinate community care of complex patients after their admission to hospital. Their aim is to help people access the healthcare they need across all settings.

Care coordinators play a pivotal role within practices to coordinate the call and recall system of people with long-term conditions to ensure people attend vital follow up within the practice and the PCN.

Care coordinators will attend multidisciplinary team meetings within the practice and the wider PCN and will have a central role in organising those meetings with the clinicians and ensure appropriate follow up for patients occur.

The successful candidate will be based at our Castle Health Centre, but may need to work across a local cluster of General Practices as part of the Primary Care Network (PCN).

They will be caring, dedicated, reliable and person-focussed and enjoy working with a wide range of people. They will have good written and verbal communication skills and strong organisational and time management skills. They will be highly motivated and proactive with a flexible attitude, keen to work and learn as part of a team and committed to providing people, their families and carers with high quality support.

This role is intended to become an integral part of the PCN’s multidisciplinary team, working alongside social prescribing link workers, primary mental health workers and Wellbeing for Life to provide an all-encompassing approach to coordinating healthcare within the practice.

Please note that the role of a care coordinator is not a clinical role.

Application and referees by CV to:– Natalie Coils, HR Administrator, 1st floor , William Brown Centre, Manor Way, Peterlee, Co Durham, SR8 5TW or email to recruitment@intrahealth.co.uk

Location

Castle Health Centre
3-4 York Place
Scarborough
YO11 2NP

Salary Overview

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