Specialist Speech and Language Therapist ICSS

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

The Stroke Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in Integrated Community Stroke Service will work across 7 days on a rotational basis, as part of the ICSS Team to ensure all patients in a defined area who have had a stroke have access to specialist assessment and associated care. There may be a need to provide countywide cover on occasion.

Main duties of the job

Service aims
  • Support safe discharges from hospital and provide a high standard rehabilitation service to patients referred to the Integrated Community Stroke Service
  • Provide specialist assessment, effective treatment, and individualised goal setting of patients in their own home/ place of residence, to promote recovery post stroke.
  • Early identification and management of stroke related complications.
  • Reduce readmissions due to complications post stroke.
  • Provide education and support to formal and informal carers.
  • Promote the development of self management skills following stroke.
  • Provide advice and signposting to appropriate services

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy (or equivalent qualification).
  • Registration with Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of own professional development and have additional specialist training and advanced professional qualifications in neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • Dysphagia qualification


  • Membership of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Membership of appropriate clinical interest groups
  • Completion of short relevant courses e.g., Cervical auscultation

Experience and skills


  • Minimum of 18 months post qualification experience
  • Fieldwork educator / Clinical placement supervisor /Experience as a clinical educator of SLT students
  • Have knowledge of national and local clinical guidelines in specialty areas, and an ability to apply these to clinical practice and service policies
  • Experience of working with Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Comprehensive experience of working with adult patients in a variety of settings
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams, with an understanding of team roles and professional roles.
  • Specialist level assessment skills
  • As an autonomous practitioner to be able to deal with complex clinical issues
  • Skilled in time management and organisational skills, working flexibly either autonomously or as part of a team with the ability to engage and network professionally
  • Knowledge of national agendas influencing clinical practice eg NICE


  • Experience of working with patients post stroke in both hospital and community settings.
  • Experience of evaluating service delivery and monitoring effectiveness and outcomes of intervention, and of undertaking clinical audit Experience of participation in audit and research projects
  • Experience of managing the risks associated with unsupervised / lone working
  • Experience working in an NHS setting in the following clinical areas; Stroke, Eldercare, Neurology
  • Completion of Stroke Competencies or willingness to undertake

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