Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further...

Swansea Bay University Health Board is offering a rare and exciting opportunity to work with stroke patients from admission to home. The successful candidate would be joining an innovative Adult Speech and Language Therapy service embedded within inpatient and Early Supported Discharge (ESD) multi-disciplinary teams. The role requires an enthusiastic, and dynamic Speech and Language Therapist to deliver the most evidence-based communication and dysphagia rehabilitation across the stroke pathway.

This post offers opportunities to work within an experienced team of friendly and forward thinking Allied Health Professionals that can provide on-site support and supervision, including joint assessment and management of stroke patients across other specialist inpatient teams e.g. critical care, voice, head and neck. The team has excellent administrative support and well-established SLT led videofluoroscopy and FEES services that the successful candidate would have opportunities to develop their experience in.

The post holder must have a Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification, be a member of RCSLT and be registered and licensed to practice with HCPC.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate would be expected to undertake the following duties, although this list is not exhaustive:
  • Manage a specialist clinical caseload using evidenced based / client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions
  • Day to day management and prioritisation of an inpatient and ESD caseload.
  • To participate in MDT meetings, family meetings and best interest meetings.
  • To liaise with third sector stakeholders e.g. stroke association
  • To understand and participate in SSNAP data entry
  • To work closely with rehab assistants to deliver therapy programmes to patients.
  • To provide support and training to rehab assistants.
  • Referral and access to other SLT specialist services where appropriate and following therapy recommendations afterwards e.g. instrumental assessment, AAC.
  • Supporting and working with students, band 5 therapists and administration officers

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree
  • Registered member of HCPC / RCSLT
  • Postgraduate qualification in dysphagia or equivalent experience with demonstrable dysphagia competencies
  • Completion of Clinical Supervisor Course
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of post qualification and experience of working with an adult caseload Use and interpretation of assessments for specialist caseload Experience and implementation of a range of specialist treatment options for individuals and groups Independently plan and prioritise own specialist caseload Working within an MDT Experience of supervising S< students
  • Experience of working within an acute hospital setting
  • Evidence of supporting/mentoring less experienced SLTs
  • Experience of working with AAC
  • VFS experience
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Specialist knowledge underpinned by current evidence-based practice
  • Accurate administration and analysis of assessments leading to differential diagnosis
  • Implementing local and national service policies and procedures
  • Implementation of clinical governance/audits/research within own specialism
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Demonstrates understanding of own scope of practice and person centred care
  • Ability to speak Welsh

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