We are seeking a motivated, forward-thinking permanent part-time Band 6 speech and language therapist with a strong interest in neuro-rehabilitation to join us at one of the UK's leading rehabilitation units. The Regional Hyperacute Rehabilitation Unit (RHRU) is a tertiary service which caters for young adults with severe complex neurological disability, over a supra-regional area with a population in excess of 5 million. It is a highly specialised, level one rehabilitation service combining inpatient services (24 beds) with outreach support to community rehabilitation teams and other professionals across the network. The RHRU treats a wide range of patients, from people requiring high level cognitive and vocational rehabilitation, to people who are in prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDoC) or who are receiving neuro-palliative care.
The RHRU is a centre of research and learning and the successful candidate will be able to participate in research and improvement activities, in-house and external training, regular supervision and competency development, and peer support networks.Main duties of the job
You will join a team of four SLTs with a fulltime SLTA in a large multidisciplinary team. There are opportunities to further develop skills in complex dysphagia, augmentative/alternative communication, tracheostomy management, prolonged disorders of consciousness, FEES and videofluroscopy (which are both readily available) and specialist neuro-palliative care in an experienced and supportive team. The RHRU SLT team is supported by the larger SLT department at Northwick Park, contributing to Trust-wide initiatives and regular opportunities for CPD and research.About us
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.
Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.
We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.Person SpecificationKnowledge+ExperienceEssential
- Post-qualification independent experience with a varied and complex adult neuro caseload in an acute/post-acute setting.
- Experience in assessment and management of neurological acquired communication and swallowing disorders.
- Experience in assessment, management and ongoing review of high or low-tech augmentative/alternative communication systems.
- Experience in working as part of multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
- Experience of tailoring practice to individual needs of patients, including issues relating to equality, diversity, and inclusion.
- Experience of working compassionately with carers, families, and friends in challenging situations to support patients' progress in rehabilitation.
- Knowledge of and experience in using formal and informal assessments for PDoC
- Experience of being a keyworker
- Experience of delivering group therapy
- Knowledge of cognitive, emotional and behavioural consequences of brain injury & management approaches
- Degree in Speech & Language Therapy/Pathology or equivalent
- Registered with HCPC as a speech and language therapist
- RCSLT Dysphagia Competency to Level C or equivalent
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Membership of RCSLT
- Level 2 VFSS competency
- Core tracheostomy competencies
- Foundational FEES competency
London North West University Healthcare NHS TrustAddress
Northwick Park Hospital
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