We all need help sometimes. And sometimes we need a lot of help.
We are looking an experienced, motivated and compassionate person to join our established team as a Social Prescribing Care Coordinator specialising in working with patients with cancer. The opportunity is available in Medway and you will work alongside the Medway South Primary Care Network (PCN) team, providing patient coordination and care.
You will support the PCN and practice teams to deliver a high standard of support to patients with cancer. This will involve being in daily contact with patients experiencing a range of cancers and you will be responsible for consulting with them and determining their needs, developing care plans, coordinating patient-care services, educating them about their condition, empowering them to be independent whenever possible, and working with the care team to evaluate interventions. You will also support and signpost patients over the telephone, progressing their care pathway in liaison with other colleagues in the PCN and departments in the hospital.
A key aim of Care Coordination is to help patients engage more fully in their own health and wellbeing and you will work in closely with patients, primary care services and hospital team members, supporting cancer care pathways and helping patients feel more empowered and actively engaged in their treatment. Personalised care and the use of shared decision-making techniques support patients to have a voice regarding any treatment undertaken; your role in providing personalised care will involve coordinating interventions, and ensuring records and information are updated and shared effectively to provide the seamless integration of services around cancer patients.
Applicants must have experience of working with people experiencing cancer and cancer care, and be able to support people in a way that inspires trust and confidence. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate a robust knowledge of confidentiality, data protection, safeguarding and boundaries in all aspects of your work. Car driver essential.
Is this the role for you?
Imago is a long established, well respected and effective charity working across Kent, Medway, London and East Sussex to deliver a range of services to individuals, voluntary and community organisations, and the public and private sector.
Our mission is to promote, develop and facilitate social action, support independence and empower communities. User and volunteer engagement, leadership and involvement in decision-making are core principles.
We deliver a wide range of services in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers.
Underpinning our work is a commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people. Imago recognises its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact.
Imago offers a competitive remuneration package consisting of salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefits and 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays.
Post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
Please either submit your CV with a short covering note outlining your CURRENT SALARY or visit our website at www.imago.community for a full application.
Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity status, responsibility for dependants, appearance, geographical area, social class, income level or criminal record.
Imago aims to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences. Imago sees these differences as an asset to our work as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we serve. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within the communities we serve.