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Self Employed - Health Check Practitioner - Colchester

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Do you have experience of working with diverse participant groups to address lifestyle issues?

Do you have experience of delivery brief support and advice?

Consider the role of a Health Check Practitioner at Reed Wellbeing!

Our high impact lifestyle services help people improve their health. We provide easy-to-access, effective interventions that address a range of lifestyle issues.

With our support, people make sustainable change that will help them improve their wellbeing, become healthier and reduce their chances of developing illnesses.

Health Check Practitioners are critical to the successful delivery of Reed Wellbeing’s world class evidence-based health and wellbeing behavioural lifestyle interventions. Health Check Practitioners will work either in groups or alone (dependent on need and delivery location) to deliver the Norfolk NHS Health Check Catch-Up Programme.

Please note this a Self-Employed role paying £15 per hour, you will also be provided with free training and the Care Certificate Qualification. This position requires travel around Essex. We are looking for someone who is able to work 1-2 days per week (these days can be flexible).

What the job is about:

Comprising of both pre-booked and opportunistic health check delivery, Health Check Practitioners will be responsible for delivering our health check service to agreed quality standards to support commissioner objectives in placing prevention at the heart of health and wellbeing delivery.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Setting up a health check workstation
  • Using Reed Wellbeing Systems
  • Sensitively and appropriately asking participants NHS Health Check questions
  • Conducting point of care testing, including taking blood and measuring blood pressure
  • Effectively communicating risk and next steps to participants.

Health Check Practitioners will be provided with appropriate support and development across all service delivery areas.

What’s in it for you?

Alongside a generous base salary and great flexibility with your working schedule, we offer training, development and progression opportunities. With the chance to dramatically make a difference to the local community, this role offers immense job satisfaction.

All Health Check Practitioners will benefit from attainment of The Care Certificate which replaces both the Common Induction Standards and the National Minimum Training Standards. Extensive training in delivery of health checks and wrap around modules to bolster continue workplace development will also be provided.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of working with or facilitating diverse participant groups
  • Experience of/interest in working with individuals or groups to achieve behavioural or lifestyle changes
  • Experience of delivering brief advice support
  • Ability to establish an effective and appropriate rapport with programme participants who need to achieve and maintain lifestyle changes (e.g. Healthy weight, increased physical activity, reduction in alcohol intake)
  • Willingness to undertake evening and weekend work as required
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel in order to deliver programmes across designated region.  

Desirable Personal Attributes:

  • Delivery of NHS Health Check
  • Training for NHS Health Checks delivery
  • Background in healthcare delivery (e.g. in nutrition, physical activity, smoking cessation or healthy lifestyle delivery)
  • Measuring blood pressure
  • Point of care blood testing
  • Communication of health risk and lifestyle advice.
  • Experience of working with or facilitating diverse participant groups

Disability Confident Commitment

We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria

Job reference: RinP07712