We are a team of health and care professional and leaders dedicated to the delivery and development of high-quality community services supporting people to live their best lives in their communities.
We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist with extensive postgraduate clinical experience, to join Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust's newly formed Community Neurology Service (CNS). As a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapy you will independently manage a highly specialist and complex clinical caseload and provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment to adults in Gloucestershire with acquired neurological or speech disorders resulting from neurological impairment including stroke, which result in communication and/or swallowing difficulties.
As the lead Speech and Language therapist for the CNS, you will be an integral member of the multidisciplinary team in Gloucestershire, acting as a resource to other medical, nursing, therapy and social services staff and voluntary agencies and as an interface link for speech and language therapy with acute colleaguesMain duties of the job
To act as a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist within the Community Neurological Service (CNS), supporting the team to evolve and embed best practice in this new service.To independently manage a highly specialist and complex clinical caseload.To provide Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment to adults in Gloucestershire with acquired neurological or speech disorders resulting from neurological impairment including stroke, which result in communication and/or swallowing difficulties.
To be an integral member of the CNS multidisciplinary team in Gloucestershire, acting as a resource to other medical, nursing, therapy and social services staff and voluntary agencies and as an interface link for speech and language therapy with acute colleagues.
To ensure that evidence based practice is inherent in all aspects of care and treatment ,in this clinical area and ensure this knowledge is disseminated throughout the Trust.
To undertake specific projects, and contribute to the strategic development of the CNS. The post holder has supervisory and teaching responsibility for multidisciplinary staff,more junior staff, apprentices, students and rehabilitation assistants.About us
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.
Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.
Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.Person SpecificationQUALIFICATIONSEssential
- Degree in Speech and Language Therapy and registered with the RCSLT.
- Health Care Professions Council registration (HCPC)
- Completed dysphagia training course to at least Intermediate level.
LENGTH AND / OR NATURE OF EXPERIENCEEssential
- Counselling skills training
- Extensive postgraduate clinical experience
- Experience and evidence of training speech and language therapists and other professionals and delivering in-service training programmes
- Evidence of working with multidisciplinary teams and across multi-agency boundaries
PROFESSIONAL / MANAGERIAL / SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGEEssential
- Experience of managing tracheostomy during swallowing assessments
- Experience of working with individuals with medium/high tech AAC
- Demonstrate experience in the assessment treatment and evaluation of swallowing and communication disorders of various aetiologies, including those with complex presentations.
- Able to deliver community rehabilitation and treatment of stroke patients with complex clinical presentations
- Awareness of national policies and procedures relevant to health care and this specialist SLT caseload
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Experience of FEES/VF interpretation
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Edward Jenner Court
1010 Pioneer Avenue
Gloucester Business Park
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