Physical Health Support Worker

Purbeck Community Mental Health Team

Closing date: 22 May 2024

Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit an enthusiastic, compassionate and highly motivated physical health support worker to work within Purbeck Community Mental Health Team.

The main role of this job is to provide annual physical health checks for people diagnosed with a serious mental illness (SMI) by conducting a range of physical observations and health promotion interventions as well as  signposting individuals to services to improve their physical health and set goals with individuals to help improve their physical health.

The role will require to build relationships with people who may struggle to access support for their health needs and will require trying different and proactive ways of inviting people for an annual physical health check.

We are looking for an individual who feels a desire to make a positive contribution to improving the physical health for people living with SMI within primary and secondary services and support them in accessing appropriate level of care.

You will be required to have strong organisational skills and be able to work independently within the boundaries of your role whilst being able to seek support and guidance from senior colleagues and other professionals (GPs, consultants, nurses, VCSE organisations, social prescribers and others). You will be working closely with the Purbeck PCN surgeries and be embedded within these and the role required the individual to be able to independently travel across the locality.

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Dorset HealthCare

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