Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • Department Speech and Langauge Therapy
  • Salary £31,365 - £37,890 per annum/ pro rata
  • Closing Date 10/08/2020
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SLT-379
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time: 26.25 hours per week

Why not make a life changing move for 2020 and come and work in the beautiful county of Shropshire? We are ideally placed within the West midlands to be within easy reach of both Manchester and Birmingham to which there are excellent transport links.

We require a dynamic and innovative Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly team of community therapists and assistants. We have a robust system of support with regular clinical and management supervision and monthly team meetings with cake!  Across the Speech and language Therapy department, we also have quarterly Professional SLT meetings and CPD sessions.

The post is part time, 26.25 hours per week (ideally worked across 4 days).

You will hold a degree or equivalent recognised by RCSLT and licence to practice with HCPC. The post includes community domiciliary caseloads in Oswestry and Church Stretton combined with mixed general and neuro outpatient and voice clinics.

Part of the role may also be to support the delivery of training to fellow staff in the community such as HCA’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 and deliver language and communication programmes.

We are looking for someone who is flexible, has good time management skills, and works well 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.  As you will be working in a variety of different settings you must be able to drive

The successful applicant will be an autonomous practitioner, independent in dysphagia with experience in MDT working.

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. 

There may be the possibility of additional permanent hours becoming available to apply for In the coming months.

Job shares will be considered where possible.

Informal visits and enquiries are welcome.

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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