About One Health Lewisham

One Health Lewisham is the federation of all the General Practices within the London Borough of Lewisham, working collaboratively to ensure high quality, equitable, and sustainable primary care across Lewisham.

Established in 2017, One Health Lewisham is wholly owned by the GP surgeries of Lewisham, together representing over 300,000 patients. We work on behalf of practices, patients, and staff to deliver healthcare services in the community.

One Health Lewisham has grown out of four neighbourhood GP federations in the North, Centre, South-East, and South-West of the borough. Our work remains rooted in these local communities as we develop pan-Lewisham working to reduce variation and improve quality for patients, achieve economies of scale, and support practices.

Current OHL Vacancies

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Social Prescribing, a brief overview: Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to diverse community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Link workers also support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local diverse partners.

 

Social Prescribing Manager for Primary Care Networks

37.5 hours/ week, fixed term contract (12 months subject to funding)

Salary: £28,000 – £31,000

The PCN social prescribing service requires a strategic manager, to work with local stakeholders, maintain quality of the service and drive the direction of development.

It is envisaged the role will involve 1.5 days a week managing and 3.5 days a week delivering social prescribing activity

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Lead on the planning and delivery of the social prescribing service across the 5 PCNs,
  • Develop links with the community and statutory services (CSS) for non-medical support in the community to support effective social prescribing, e.g. befriending, volunteering, council services, peer support groups, etc. This will include agreeing and developing referral pathways.
  • Manage relationships with commissioners and providers e.g. PCN/GPs, CCGs, CSSs, to ensure that social prescriptions are available to appropriate patients.
  • Manage the Social Prescribing team, ensuring they have a clear work plan and liaise with key partners, steering groups – especially the PCN’s and commissioners.
  • Manage a caseload of clients referred by a named PCN for the social prescribing team
  • Identify new, and work in partnership with voluntary and statutory organisations.
  • Have a role in educating clinical and non-clinical staff within their PCN multi-disciplinary teams on what other services are available within the community and how and when people can access them.

Click here for the job description

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd February 2021

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Social Prescriber for Primary Care Networks

37.5 hours/ week, fixed term contract (subject to funding)

Salary:  £24,000 pro rata

Duties and Responsibilities include

  • Working with direct supervision by the lead social prescriber, take referrals from PCNs’ GP practices and multi-disciplinary teams, and working closely with PCNs for the benefit of the local population.
  • Strengthen Community and personal resilience, focusing on “what matters to me” and taking a holistic approach with each individual case
  • Co-produce a simple personalized care and support plan to improve health & wellbeing introducing or reconnecting people to community groups and statutory services.
  • Manage and prioritise own caseload, in accordance with the needs
  • Identify new, and work in partnership with voluntary and statutory organisations.
  • Have a role in educating clinical and non-clinical staff within their PCN multi-disciplinary teams on what other services are available within the community and how and when people can access them.

Click here for the job description

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@onehealthlewisham.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd February 2021

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We are recruiting a brand-new team as part of an innovative new Respiratory service being set up across Lewisham to support patients living with chronic respiratory conditions. This includes a small clinic to support primary care assessments and management of patients living with ‘long covid’ symptoms.

 

Occupational Therapist for Community ‘Long Covid’ Clinic Lewisham

16 hours a week (would consider a job share)

Salary: £40-45,000 pro rata (for 37.5 hours a week equivalent)

To provide a high-quality Occupational Therapy Service within the new respiratory service ‘Long Covid’ clinic and across One Health Lewisham.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • To provide occupational therapy knowledge and supervisory support to the community long covid clinic
  • To provide assessments of a wide variety of symptoms for patients presenting with possible ‘Long Covid’ and delivery of an individualised treatment plan for all patients. These may include symptoms such as: chronic fatigue and chronic pain as part of the spectrum of ‘Long Covid’
  • To consider the holistic needs of each patient accessing the service and provide appropriate interventions such as breathlessness management, pacing advice and anxiety and crisis management.
  • Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid information consent and have capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity of consent to treatment.
  • To manage clinical risk with own patient caseload.
To apply please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@onehealthlewisham.co.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday 15th February 2021
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Physiotherapist for Community ‘Long Covid’ Clinic Lewisham

8 hours a week

Salary: £40-45,000 pro rata (for 37.5 hours a week equivalent)

To provide a high-quality Physiotherapy Service within the new respiratory service ‘Long Covid’ clinic and across One Health Lewisham.

Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • To provide physiotherapy knowledge and supervisory support to the community long covid clinic
  • To provide assessments of a wide variety of symptoms for patients presenting with possible ‘Long Covid’ and delivery of an individualised treatment plan for all patients. These may include symptoms such as: chronic fatigue and chronic pain as part of the spectrum of ‘Long Covid’
  • To formulate and deliver an individual physiotherapy treatment programme, including exercise and physical activity advice, based on a sound knowledge of evidence-based practice and treatment options, using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of relevant medical conditions.
  • Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid information consent and have capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity of consent to treatment.
  • To manage clinical risk with own patient caseload.
To apply please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@onehealthlewisham.co.uk
Closing date for applications: Monday 15th February 2021
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GPEA Receptionist
18 hours per week – Wednesday 2-8pm, Thursday 2-8pm & Friday 2-8pm
Salary: £9,25 per hour

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

Provide 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

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure an effective and efficient reception service is provided to patients and any other visitors to the service
  • Explain Practice arrangements and formal requirements to new patients and those seeking temporary cover and ensure procedures are completed.
  • Receive and make telephone calls as required.  Divert calls and take messages, ensuring accuracy of detail and prompt appropriate delivery.
  • Enter patient information on to the computer as required.
  • Patient notes and correspondence.
  • Open up premises at the start of the day when first to arrive and make all necessary preparations to receive patients, and if last to leave then close up.
  • Undertake any other additional duties appropriate to the post as requested by the Partners or the Practice Manager.
To apply please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@onehealthlewisham.co.uk
Closing date for applications: Sunday 7th February 2021
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Other External Opportunities

None at present