We are looking for an enthusiastic, autonomous and highly motivated Band 6 Speech and language Therapist to work in an adult hospital setting. Come join our inpatient team in this exciting band 6 post at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (SATH) NHS Trust. The role will be full time (37.5 hours) at The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH). There will be opportunities to work cross site within our wider acute inpatient team. We are a really friendly and supportive team and have excellent multidisciplinary links across the hospital and the community.
Main duties of the job
To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage a shared specialist caseload of complex patients as an autonomous practitioner. Post graduate dysphagia training is essential due to the main caseload being assessing and managing swallowing difficulties, with some opportunities to work with communication difficulties as caseload requires. There will be opportunities to gain skills within organising and creating training, developing supervision skills, as well as working with our senior therapists and team co-ordinators to ensure our service provides efficient, effective, patient centred care. The job will include working in a wide variety of areas - general medical, elderly care, respiratory, cardiac, renal, surgical, gastro, critical care and also will allow opportunities to work alongside other specialist clinical teams such as end of life care, dementia, dental hygienist, social work. We share offices with our excellent dietetic colleagues who we enjoy working closely with
Working for our organisation
We welcome B5 SLTs looking to take on extra roles and further expand their knowledge and skills, as well as competent B6’s who wish to move to this beautiful rural county. Based in picturesque Shropshire, minutes from the M54 and close to Birmingham and the Welsh borders. Both sites are accessible via train so would be suitable for non-drivers.
There are opportunities to complete and develop further competencies within Videofluroscopy (VFL), Tracheostomy and FEES. With weekly VFL clinics and opportunities to work within critical care, we have an aim for all B6’s within our team to develop skills in at least one of these areas. We are committed to tailoring training to individual’s needs and offer opportunities for continuing professional development.
We have access to an annual PGM to link us to the wider profession across the county. We offer and implement regular management and clinical supervision across the whole of therapies, as well as weekly huddles and monthly meetings allowing for group discussions around cases and service development
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
As required for entry into University for professional training
Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
Registered with Health and Care Professions Council and RCSLT
Evidence of specialist clinical training in relevant areas
Evidence of broad range of pre and post qualification experience
Evidence of experience in relevant area of clinical practice, including dysphagia
Evidence of teaching/ student experience
Experience in audit and research
Evidence of CPD (portfolio) detailing clinical experience relevant to the post
Knowledge of current NHS strategy and plans
knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance
Evidence of Specialist level of clinical reasoning
Knowledge of current Evidence Based Practice relevant to post
Evidence of leadership ability
Clinical supervision, teaching, mentorship and appraisal skills
IT Skills relevant to the role