Allied Health Professionals - Higher Clinical Support Worker - Speech and Language Therapy

  • Department Therapies
  • Salary £19,737.00 – £21,142 per annum
  • Closing Date 23/06/2021
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-SSW-366
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time 30 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 3 Therapy Support Worker to join our Dietetics and Speech and Language Therapy Team at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), with cross site travel required occasionally.

We are looking for someone who is flexible, has good time management skills and works independently as well as within a team.  We have strong links with our MDT colleagues and joint working is often key in much of our practice. 

The post is part time, 30 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of dietetic stock at RSH, working closely with their colleague at The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), Telford and also managing stock for the wider community hospitals. The successful candidate should also have some experience of working with adults with communication and swallowing problems and will be supporting the Speech and Language Therapists in their work throughout the hospital.

Part of the role may also be to support the delivery of training to fellow staff such as health care assistant's, housekeepers or nurses; as well as working closely with families and carers on the wards/ care homes and the community to support safe eating, drinking and swallowing ,deliver language and communication programmes and provide feeding pump training to patients and their family.

Working for our organisation

We are a friendly, forward thinking team working in a fast paced, rewarding environment. High quality patient care is at the forefront of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and staff development.

Further details / Informal visits contact:

Name: Mike Davies

Title: Therapy Coordinator


Tel: 01952 641222 ext: 4101

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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