Care Navigator

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Care Navigator

We are currently looking for a Care Navigator, to join our team within primary care, where you will be part of a supportive and professional team. As part of the role, you will be the first point of contact for patients and the face of Howard House Surgery. You will need to have excellent communication skills and telephone manner and be able to work well under pressure.

Training will be fully provided, however you will need to have excellent computer skills to enable you to make appointments and enter information on clinical computer systems.

Howard House Practice has approximately 8500 patients in Felixstowe. The practice is made up of GPs, Nurses, HCAs, Care Navigators, Administrators and prescription team. This is an additional role to support our Care Navigator team.

The vacancy is for 37.5 hours per week but part time applicants will be considered. Flexibility is crucial to accommodate training, holidays and occasional sickness.

Shortlisting will take place w/c 18th December with interviews 20th December, the interview panel will consist of a minimum of 2 people.

For an informal discussion on this role, please contact emmawhiting@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

 

To provide comprehensive administrative support for the general practice and to act as focal point for patients and staff.

To receive and assist and direct patients in accessing the appropriate service or healthcare professional in a courteous, efficient and effective way.

Offer general assistance to the practice team and project a positive and friendly image to patients and other visitors either in person or via the telephone.

Facilitate effective communication between patients and members of the healthcare community.

Handle patient complaints in accordance with practice protocols.

About us

SPC is an innovative partnership of Suffolk GP surgeries.

Doctors and practice staff share resources and work together to ensure patients continue to receive high quality healthcare.

Doctors and practice staff share resources and work together to ensure patients continue to receive high quality healthcare.

Suffolk Primary Care is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in employment. Applicants will ideally be fully vaccinated against Covid.

Benefits of working for SPC include:

NHS Pension Scheme

The NHS Pension Scheme is a defined benefits scheme

Life insurance

Family benefits including an adult dependents pension and childrens pension

Ill health benefits

20% employer contribution

Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

No deposit

No credit check

Fully comprehensive insurance

Servicing and tyres

Breakdown cover

Up to £2,000 contribution from SPC subject to conditions

Proper Pay & Cost of Living Benefits

Living Wage Foundation Accredited

GP Remote Working

Eye Care Vouchers Health Service Discounts

Annual Leave – Minimum 33 days including bank holidays FTE with enhancements for long service

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity terms

High street discounts through our own online portal

Technology and Homewares Salary Sacrifice schemes with Currys and John Lewis

Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Gym Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

To provide comprehensive administrative support for the general practice and to act as focal point for patients and staff.

To receive and assist and direct patients in accessing the appropriate service or healthcare professional in a courteous, efficient and effective way.

Offer general assistance to the practice team and project a positive and friendly image to patients and other visitors either in person or via the telephone.

Facilitate effective communication between patients and members of the healthcare community.

Handle patient complaints in accordance with practice protocols.

To provide an efficient and accurate support to the secretarial team, clinicians & patients.

Key Responsibilities

To respond to all queries and requests for assistance from patients and visitors at reception ensuring at all times that enquires from patients are efficiently and courteously handled.

To ensure that telephones are at all times answered promptly and politely at all times, accurate messages taken and calls passed to the appropriate person as necessary, supplying information as required in a timely fashion.

To ensure that scanning, filing, record keeping and distribution of documents are undertaken efficiently and promptly.

To ensure that the waiting area and leaflet stands are at all times kept tidy and leaflets are re-stocked or removed as required and to check and put away deliveries of stock as required.

Use the surgery computer system for appointments, patient data, repeat prescriptions and other patient related tasks.

Greet patients and log arrival on the computer/show patients how to use the automated booking in service.

Collect any necessary information from the patient for their consultation, deal with any enquiries and provide any information the patient may need.

To send out recall letters for chronic disease quality marker clinics in line with requirements of the GP Contract.

Record requests for house calls, ensuring accurate details are taken and print off visit summary.

To frank mail and prepare for posting on a daily basis and deal with including incoming mail as required, including date stamping.

To file all correspondence in appropriate files on a daily basis.

To prepare acute/repeat prescriptions for GP signature, ensuring at all times the correct name, address and date of birth of the patient.

To assist with new patient registrations together with inputting their necessary data onto computer and making up new files/amalgamating and process amendments to patient records.

To book interpreters as and when required for patients and advise whether or not request has been completed.

To ensure the prompt return of files on a weekly basis to Business Service Organisation (BSO), ensuring that a printed summary/scanned images are included before returning patient files to BSO. (CCG currently).

To carry out routine daily backups of computer system.

To advise patients of relevant charges for private services, accept payment and issue receipts if necessary.

To photocopy and fax information when required, ensuring photocopying is kept up to date at all times.

To cover duties of absent members of staff as and when required including cover during tea/lunch breaks at reception as and when required.

To send out DNA letters to patients.

To act as chaperone when requested and print off smear forms for the patient/check patient specific directives (PSD).

To attend staff meetings as required and participate fully in annual staff appraisal.

Any other clerical/reception duties as deemed appropriate and requested by senior receptionists or line managers.

To be flexible in the workplace in terms of hours worked as and when the need arises and be prepared to work across sites.

To operate start and end of day procedures in line with practice policy and ensure premises are prepared for staff to receive patients and also secured after use.

To provide an efficient audio/copy typing service for GPs and health professionals as required. This includes the typing of letters, reports, patient referrals and liaising with organisations relating to patient matters in an accurate and quality manner.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) including Grade C in English & Maths

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a busy customer service or reception environment.
  • Experience of working in a team.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

 

 

 

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