Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Speech Therapist

  • Department Care Closer to Home Centre
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 15/12/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SST-856-C
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 18.45 hours per week (Monday to Friday weekends and bank holidays as required)

Job overview

We have an opportunity to work as part of a small team providing a specialist service to people living with Dementia in a community setting.

Our service aims to provide support and advice to patients and their families on how to deal with communication and swallowing difficulties related to dementia.


Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work as part of a small specialist team based in Telford providing a service to people who live with dementia, their families and carers.

You will provide assessment and management for a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders.  One third of the post is dedicated to training both families and staff in a number of different settings.


Working for our organisation

The dementia team sit within the wider community SLT team which covers the county of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. 

We are a small but well established team who cover a range of clinical areas including all four community hospitals providing both a ward based and outpatient service, in reach to the local IDT teams and domiciliary teams.  We also cover the specialist orthopaedic hospital and specialist spinal unit. 

We provide a countywide voice service, which accepts referrals from numerous sources.  We input into a joint ENT consultant clinic and are in the process of re-establishing SLT led nasendoscopy clinics.

Our acute colleagues deliver a video fluoroscopy clinic and we are in the process of re establishing a FEES service.

We are strong advocates of regular clinical supervision, management supervision and actively seek to support the health and wellbeing of our colleagues.  We have regular whole team meetings and CPD sessions.

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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