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Clinical Support - Higher Clinical Support Worker

  • Department Speech and Language Therapy
  • Salary £18,813.00 – £20,795 per annum
  • Closing Date 01/04/2020
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-CSW-155
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time 17.5 hours per week

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated part time band 3 Therapy Support Worker to join our Speech and Language Therapy Team at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, with cross site travel required occasionally.

The post is part time, 17.5 hours per week (ideally worked across 3 days).

The successful candidate must have experience of working with adults with communication and swallowing problems and will be supporting the Speech and Language Therapists in their work throughout the wider community setting including Community Hospitals, Care homes and day centres and with Alternative and Augmentative Communication Provision (AAC) and voice groups.

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.

We are a friendly, forward thinking team working in a fast paced, rewarding environment. High quality patient care is at the forefront of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas and staff 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. 

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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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