Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - INTERNAL

  • Department Speech and Language Therapist
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 30/10/2020
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SST-542
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time 18.75 hours per week

* Internal applicants only*

We are looking for an enthusiastic, autonomous and highly motivated Speech and Language Therapist to join the Speech and Language Therapy Inpatient service at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford,  part of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Based in picturesque Shropshire, minutes from the M54 you will be based at The Princess Royal Hospital (with an expectation of cross site working to support caseload management and service delivery) , working as a senior member within a team of Speech and Language Therapists, offering an inpatient service.

Experience of working with adults with acquired disorders of communication and swallowing is essential.  Dysphagia training is pivotal due to the volume of dysphagia that you will be assessing and managing independently.

Weekly videofluoroscopy clinics are held at both hospital sites, as well as the development of a FEES service. Clinical input is also provided to critical care on both sites.  Experience with critical care and tracheostomy is desired.

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. We have close links with our wider SLT team across the county, as well as our Dietetic team to provide cohesive patient care.

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 is 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.

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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