An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist to join our Community Neuro Rehab Team in Lambeth and Southwark. We are looking for a SLT with extensive experience in the assessment and management of adults with acquired and progressive neurological conditions, ideally in the community.
This post offers you the opportunity to work as a part of a large multi-disciplinary team of OTs, PTs, SLTs and RAs providing high-quality, person centred therapy to our clients. We strongly encourage joint working and are fortunate to have a Psychologist, a Neuro Rehab Consultant and a Social Worker within the team.
You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership and supervision skills. You will be responsible for supervision of a Band 6 SLT as well as having a key role in leading service development projects with the support of our Consultant AHP. You will be well supported with regular clinical and operational supervision from a Clinical Specialist SLT within the service and have an opportunity to attend in-house and external training in line with your PDP.
This post is predominantly covering the borough of Southwark and utilises agile working to ensure that we can deliver services flexibly and effectively across the Lambeth and Southwark boroughs when needed. All staff are provided with mobile devices and work-related travel is reimbursed.Main duties of the job
The post holder is expected:
- To provide a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to clients in the communities of Lambeth and Southwark.
- To work closely alongside other members of the MDT to provide intervention that is person centered, goal-orientated and utilises a self-management approach enabling patients to participate actively in their rehab.
- To achieve individual activity target of two (face-to-face or via telehealth) per day.
- To act as a source of clinical expertise and advice on Speech and Language Therapy for colleagues and other professionals
- To provide supervision of a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist and to SLT students on placement.
- To actively participate and lead in the service development of the Neuro Rehab Service.
The Neuro Rehabilitation Team provides therapy for adults with an acquired neurological diagnosis e.g. Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and progressive neurological conditions e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson's Disease.
This post holder will be a member of the multidisciplinary team, which includes Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Neuropsychologists, Rehabilitation Assistants, Neuro Rehabilitation Consultant and Social Worker.
This post is predominantly covering the borough of Southwark and utilises agile working to ensure that we can deliver services flexibly and effectively across the Lambeth and Southwark boroughs when needed.
You will be well supported with regular clinical and operational supervision from a Clinical Specialist SLT within the service and have an opportunity to attend in-house and external training in line with your PDP.
You will also have access to the benefits of belonging to Guys and St Thomas's Foundation Trust and Kings Health Partners, an Academic Health Science Centre.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesProfessional
The post holder will:
- Work as an autonomous practitioner within the standards of professional practice laid down by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RSCLT) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work.
- Maintain close liaison with other senior colleagues in the team and ensure effective communication with all team members for day to day smooth running of the service.
- Keep abreast of current issues with the profession, taking responsibility for personal growth and development such as reading relevant journal and research papers or participating in appropriate work journal clubs and related research / evaluation projects.
- Maintain and record ongoing continuing professional development, using a professional portfolio.
- Attend professional body / clinical interest group meetings as appropriate.
- Participate in clinical training for Speech and Language Therapy students.
- Attend training courses, participate in experiential learning as identified in PDP and impart information to colleague
The post holder will:
Person SpecificationProfessional QualificationsEssential
- Provide a comprehensive assessment, treatment and management service to a caseload of adult patients with a wide range of acquired and progressive neurological conditions following local operational policies and agreed standards and guidelines.
- Be responsible for prioritising and managing own workload. To achieve expected individual activity target (face to face contacts) of two patients a day.
- Work collaboratively with clients and carers, members of the multidisciplinary team and external agencies to ensure a co-ordinated approach to service delivery.
- Discuss, advise and plan appropriate patient goals with clients, carers and the multidisciplinary team
- Attend multidisciplinary team meetings, case conferences, family meetings and ward meetings as necessary and other professional meetings as requested by the line manager
- Respect clients' dignity, privacy, culture and wishes during treatment, with a commitment to equal access to rehabilitation.
- Maintain and develop close links with colleagues in the Acute sector, Local Authority Services, Voluntary Organisations and other members of Primary Health Care Services.
- Attend all appropriate team meetings.
- Supervise a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist and SLT students on placement where appropriate.
- Undertake monthly clinical supervision with the Clinical Specialist SLT and line management supervision with the Deputy Clinical Lead.
- Participate in the Trust staff appraisal scheme.
- Be responsible for safekeeping and cleanliness and maintenance of equipment ensuring standards of infection control are met and reporting all equipment defects, accidents and complaints to the Deputy Clinical Lead.
- Participate in ongoing review of service delivery and any ensuing service developments.
- Diploma/Degree leading to RCSLT License to practice
- Post graduate dysphagia training / experience
- Registered member of HCPC
- Considerable experience working with adults with acquired and progressive neurological conditions in acute or community settings including management of complex dysphagia.
- Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
- Experience of working in a community setting
- Participation in service development or project work
- Highly developed skills in the assessment and management of highly complex dysphagia, including experience of referring patients for instrumental assessment.
- Highly developed skills in assessing individuals with a range of communication impairments and ability to provide evidence-based therapy approaches/ management programmes.
- Committed to continuing professional development and self- learning
- Ability to work with a diverse workforce to deliver a quality service to people from different backgrounds by including and embracing their varied needs
- Good organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
- Ability to supervise junior members of the team and SLT students
- Experience in a range of low and high tech AAC
Employer detailsEmployer name
- An understanding of self-management principles and ability to incorporate these principles into daily practise
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Bermondsey Health Centre
108 Grange Road
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