Employer: 
Health Junction CIC
Salary: 
£27,000
Hours: 
Full Time, 35 hours per week (flexible working)
Contract: 
Fixed Term
Closing Date: 
Monday, 4 March, 2024 - 17:00

Health Junction is an innovative and dynamic community interest company (CIC) working predominantly across the North West Region. We work in partnership with Public Health, ICB’s, Primary Care Networks, Stakeholders and partners in the voluntary, community and faith sector to develop programmes that complement clinical care and offer pathways that support people to achieve wider social, physical and mental wellbeing goals.

Background

Improving physical health care for people with severe mental illness (SMI)

NHS England is committed to leading work to reduce the premature mortality among people living with severe mental illness (SMI).

People managing a serious mental illness are at a higher risk of poor physical health, obesity, asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular disease.

The aim of the service is to improve the uptake of Annual Physical Health Checks through an innovative train the trainer and engagement model.

Purpose of the role

The main purpose of the role is the support and engagement of the Health Junction train the trainer model to increase the uptake of Annual Physical Health Checks for individuals diagnosed with a Severe Mental illness (SMI) within GP’s.

  • We are pleased to be able to advertise the new and exciting role of Physical Health Check & Engagement Worker to join our growing community support service. The Service operates a hub and spoke model to support Cheshire East & Cheshire West ICB’s and PCNs.

 

  • This new approach to supporting Annual Physical Health Checks is based on an innovative train the trainer model developed by Health Junction.

 

  • Part of the role includes working closely with Primary Care colleagues, Data and Service Users for the development and engagement of the train the trainer and Physical Health Checks model.

 

Where necessary you may be required to undertake each of the physical health checks to support the integration of the train the trainer model within Local GP’s.

It is our expectation that the successful candidate will be (or willing to be) fully vaccinated against COVID as you will be working with a Primary Care Setting

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th March 2024

Interviews to be held from Monday 11th to 15th March 2024

Applicants will be notified by telephone if they are to be invited for interviews.

Completed application forms should be emailed to: adam.delaney1@nhs.net

For further details please see the attached documents.