Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • Department Speech and Language Therapist
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 24/05/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SST-420
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

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.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

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

Work Experience

Essential criteria

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

Knowledge

Essential criteria

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

Skills

Essential criteria

Evidence of leadership ability
Clinical supervision, teaching, mentorship and appraisal skills
IT Skills relevant to the role

Experience

Desirable criteria

Videofluoroscopy competent

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.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

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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