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Rural West Primary Care Network – Vacancy for a PCN Care Co-ordinator for Long Term Conditions (Cardiovascular Disease) - Closing Date Sunday 30 June 2024

The Rural West Primary Care Network (PCN) is looking to recruit a second part-time Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Care Co-ordinator, to work alongside the existing CVD Care Co-ordinator and as part of our PCN’s wider team to enhance our friendly, busy network of practices. The Network consists of two GP Partnerships in north Hampshire: Tadley Medical Partnership and Watership Down Health with surgeries in Kingsclere, Overton, Oakley and Tadley. The main purpose of this role is to support patients across the Rural West PCN with long-term Conditions (LTC); specifically those people with cardiovascular disease (CVD), high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes. The successful candidate will play a key role in proactively identifying and working with these patients, their families and carers to improve their understanding of their condition and support them to manage it. The post holder will work closely with the GPs, nurses and the wider practice teams, to make sure that patients with CVD receive the very best care and review. The role involves giving patients the opportunity for health reviews to manage and improve their long-term health and wellbeing. This role is administrative rather than patient facing, but direct patient contact is a key element, as the role involves organising appointments and other tasks directly with the patients. They will provide support to patients as a regular point of contact for CVD-related needs, as well as supporting the clinical teams as they provide patient care. The postholder will enable people to access the services and support they require to meet their health and wellbeing needs, helping to improve people’s quality of life. They will work alongside our Social Prescribing link workers and Health and Wellbeing Coaches to provide an all-encompassing approach to personalised care and enable people to navigate through the health and care system. The postholder will also work with a diverse range of people from different cultural and social backgrounds. Applicants will need excellent administration, interpersonal and communication skills and be organised, motivated and empathetic. The ability to work confidently and effectively in a varied and sometimes challenging environment is essential. The postholder will preferably have experience of working in a primary care setting, ideally in health, social care or other support roles. Please see the Job Description and person specification on NHS Jobs for more detail. The post is part-time at 20 hours per week (ideally including Fridays but with flexibility of working hours) and requires travel across the Network to the surgeries of both Partnerships, so flexibility of working and access to private transport is essential. Please apply for this post via Indeed or NHS Jobs: reference number: J180-A2237-24-0005. The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 th June 2024 and we expect to interview w/c 8 th July 2024. For an informal discussion of the role please email Elizabeth Allison, Rural West Primary Care Manager on (Mondays and Wednesdays to Fridays) Job Description - PCN Care co-ordinator LTC CVD 6.6.24.pdf