Green Vale Health PCN
Advertising Salary
Subject to experience but up to Equivalent to AfC Band 5
Health & Wellbeing
Careers Site Advertising End Date
19 Oct 2023
About the Role

Green Vale Health has an opportunity for a health and wellbeing coach join our primary care network (PCN), to support our GP practices across central Bedfordshire area, to assist in re-shaping primary care across our communities. This role is offered on a full-time basis, for 37.5 hours per week. 

The health and wellbeing coach will:

  • play a crucial role in supporting patients in the surgery and in their homes.
  • work closely with the GPs and other primary care professionals, within the PCN, to identify and manage a caseload of patients, making sure that appropriate support is made available to them and their carers and ensuring that their changing needs are addressed.
  • be non-judgemental, empathetic and supportive, as the first point of contact for patients, clinicians and community carers.
  • be responsible for:
    • care-planning and the delivery of systematic self-management support, based on the knowledge of each individual’s activation levels;
    • care-coordination across the care continuum (including identification and support of carers);
    • supporting effective team-working in primary care, through taking on appropriate practice-based tasks, attending regular team meetings, if required, and working with the complex-care teams;
    • delivering group and one-to-one sessions on healthy eating, physical activity and health and wellbeing, to tie-in with personalised care plans;
    • engaging patients, and using health-coaching techniques, to support them to take an active role in their health and wellbeing;
    • helping to raise the local population’s awareness of the support groups and the opportunities available to assist them in achieving their health and wellbeing goals;
    • working in partnership with clinical and non-clinical colleagues, management support and the wider PCN, to ensure the role delivers the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Please see full job description attached.
About the Candidate
If you are a skilled health and wellbeing coach, with excellent person-centred planning experience and strong local knowledge for accessing key support, then we would love to hear from you.

The ideal applicant will have had the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Experience of working in an NHS or social care organisation.
  • Passed training requirements as outlined by the Personalised Care Institute (or be prepared to enrol and complete next available course).
  • Previous experience of working in a customer-focused environment.
  • Previous experience of working towards targets and deadlines.
  • Access to own transport and/or ability to travel across the locality on a regular basis, including to visit people in their own home.
  • Strong listening and communication skills.
  • Motivated by helping people, with care and empathy.
About Us

Green Vale Health Primary Care Network is a newly formed PCN in central Bedfordshire. Our mission is to improve health and care and to meet everyday health and care needs for people by connecting primary care systems and using creative thinking to develop, improve and support great local services.

Our PCN is split over two sites, Flitwick Surgery and Marston Forest Healthcare, both are modern facilities. We have a combined list size of approximately 25,000 patients with some 243 care home beds. We are not one of the larger PCNs, but this smaller patient number allows us to provide first class healthcare and gives us the ability to target diverse healthcare needs.

The sites are only a short distance apart (5 miles) but service the main population areas of Flitwick, Marston Moretaine and Cranfield, as well as several surrounding villages in a rural setting, with Bedford, Milton Keynes and Luton only a few miles away.

Being a newly formed PCN we are looking to recruit staff through the ARRS funding stream to work with our existing staff to further develop the services we can offer our patients. All our vacancies are compliant with the standard NHS terms and conditions of employment, and offer inclusion in the NHS pension scheme. Salaries are dependent on skills and experience, but we would expect them to be within the AfC bandings for the role.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Please note this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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