We are looking for an enthusiastic, autonomous and highly motivated Speech and Language therapist to join our well established stroke service at The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, part of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.
The post is part time: 18.75 hours and as a 12 month fixed term Maternity cover.
Based in picturesque Shropshire, minutes from the M54 you will be working as a senior Speech and Language Therapist within our Acute Stroke and Early Supportive Discharge team.
Experience of working with adults with acquired disorders of communication and swallowing is essential. Basic dysphagia training is pivotal due to the volume of dysphagia that you will be assessing and managing independently.
Experience of videofluoroscopy is desirable. We are also currently exploring the development of a FEES service within our team.
The successful candidate must hold a valid UK driving licence as driving to provide therapies to patients in their own homes is an essential part of the role. We encourage use of trust vehicles for patient visits but therapists will also regularly need to use their own vehicle and mileage costs will be paid.
As a team we are able to provide excellent line management and peer support, working closely together, with regular team meetings, clinical supervision and opportunities for continuing professional development.
The Therapy department are working towards being at the forefront of innovation in leading the way by undertaking development and service evaluation utilising the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) methodology in Lean practices as the Trust are one of only 5 Trusts in England to be affiliated with the VMI based in Seattle, USA.