The Adult Care and Community Wellbeing Directorate are responsible for ensuring adults in our communities, their family and carers, are kept safe and provided with support to meet their needs. They work with adults including older people, people with learning disabilities, people with physical disabilities and mental health needs. They have a strong belief that prevention is key to future health. Their directorate includes Public Health colleagues who work to help people to stay healthy for longer.
When it comes to work experience opportunities in the Adult Care and Community Wellbeing Directorate, individuals might be surprised by the variety of potential opportunities we have available. From front line assessment teams which include Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Nurses, to teams that focus on quality assurance, information systems, commissioning and contract management to name a few. The team work together to ensure their services are safe, innovative and meet the needs of their residents. Not only do they work in the heart of our communities, the team strive to keep individuals at the heart of their own support.
With such a variety of job roles available, the team are able to work with individuals to develop a bespoke work experience programme that develops their knowledge and makes sure that their time with them is meaningful and supports all learning needs.
Health Protection Team, ACCW Directorate, Public Health Division, Lincolnshire County Council
To enable individuals to gain an insight into health protection practice and be able to demonstrate understanding of the following areas:
•Gathering and interpreting clinical, microbiological and other information
•Identifying, assessing and communicating risks associated with hazards relevant to health protection, and co-ordinating the appropriate public health response.
•Understanding how disease surveillance is organised and interpreting surveillance data
•Developing skills to communicate effectively with partner organisations and the public
•Understanding emergency planning and preparedness
•Understanding the roles of and contribution of health protection partners including Environmental Health Officers (EHOs), tuberculosis (TB) nurses, infection prevention and control teams in hospitals and the community.
Individuals are expected to:
•Take a proactive approach to planning and structuring your placement, to get the most out of your time with us
•Play an active role, including attending meetings and taking part in the work of the acute service
•Make a positive contribution through project work and participating in teaching sessions provided by other members of the team
•Give honest constructive feedback on your placement.
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