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Speech & Language Therapist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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This is an exciting opportunity to join our newly funded Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) Service at the Prince Charles Hospital. You will be an integral part of the new team comprising SLT, Physio, OT, Dietetics, Geriatricians, a Band 7 Team Lead, an Advance Care Practitioner as well as having administrative support. As well as being part of this new team, you will have the clinical and professional support of the wider acute SLT team based at PCH.

We need an SLT who loves 'the buzz' and fast pace of working in emergency services. You will have specialist skills in dysphagia assessment and management, communication assessment and support, advanced care planning, capacity assessment and facilitation of discharge. You will be an innovative thinker, able to lead on a new project, work autonomously and as part of a team and a skill for collecting and analysing data.

Main duties of the job

The SLT team at PCH is a friendly and supportive team with an excellent skill mix of Band 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8a staff. You will share an office with the wider SLT team and benefit from the regular support and supervision this team will, provide.

This role offers the opportunity to work across the following fields:

-Acute emergency care at the front door- swallow assessment and advice

- Liaison with the general medical, COTE, respiratory/gastro services etc.

- Close working with care agencies/community teams/care home staff and carers

- Close liaison with the acute stroke team, offering stroke screening assessments in ED

- Support to the swallow screen cascade train nursing staff in ED

- Complex discharge planning/capacity assessments/advanced care planning

- Referral and shadowing of the PCH Videofluoroscopy service

We have maintained significant improvements across all domains on SSNAP and are well-respected integral members of the friendly and supportive stroke multi-disciplinary team.

We have support of highly skilled and innovative technical instructors across all our gen med and stroke services.

You will be supported by robust line management, clinical supervision and adult team meetings. There are good resources and support for CPD and staff wellbeing. We are a compassionate and dynamic team who would welcome you into the team with open arms.

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

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description Job responsibilities

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Base: PCH, Merthyr Tydfil

Hours 18.75 hours per week

Permanent Band 6 post

Same Day Emergency Care

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • SLT degree
  • HCPC registration
  • Member of RCSLT
  • Post grad dysphagia training
  • RSCLT accredited dysphagia training
  • Experience of service development projects/QI/audit/research methodology
  • Knowledge of MDT assessments
  • Experience in stroke assessment & rehab
  • Experience of training and supervising others
Experience Essential
  • Experience in complex Ax
  • Expereince in working with support workers/TI's
  • Post grad adult acute experience
  • Expereince of working with pts with acqired neurology in an MDT setting
  • Experience of partnership working with other agencies
Skills Essential
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent observation, empathy, listening skills
  • Able to judge complex and conflicting facts to make a clear decision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent auditory skills
  • Skills ion analysing and communicating highly complex and sensitive assessment information
Circumstances Essential
  • flexible and adaptable
  • emotional resilience in demanding situations
  • Strong empathy, patient centred approach
  • Good time management
  • Professionalism
  • responsible and accountable
  • supervisory skills
other Essential
  • able to travel around UHB in a timeley manner
  • Ability to speak welsh

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