Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • Department Therapy Inpatients Stroke & Rehab
  • Salary £31,365 - £37,890 per annum/ pro rata
  • Closing Date 05/06/2020
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SLT-257
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term 12 months due to covering Maternity Leave
  • Hours Part time 18.75 hours per week Job ref 223-SLT-257 Site The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford Town Telford Salary £31,365 - £37,890 per annum/ pro rata

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.    

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 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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