Specialist Speech and Language Therapist- Stroke and Neuro

Employer
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Epping
Salary
£32,306 to £45,839 a year pa pro rota
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
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The post holder will deliver specialist speech and language therapy intervention as a member of a specialist stroke and neurological services team, providing care to patients who have had a recent stroke or are diagnosed with a neurological condition as part of the specialist in-patient service and Early Supported Discharge Team. The caseload will include community in-patient, domiciliary and clinic based activity, with a focus on stroke rehabilitation.

We have strong links with the stroke association and meet regularly with our local co-ordinator. The post holder will also benefit from regular meetings and CPD with the community Speech and Language Therapy Service.

We have many opportunities for training and development within the role.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will deliver specialist stroke and neurological speech and language therapy services as a member of the Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team, providing care to patients who have had a recent stroke or are diagnosed with a neurological condition as part of the specialist in-patient service and Early Supported Discharge Team (community). The caseload will include in-patient, domiciliary and clinic-based activity, with a focus on stroke rehabilitation.

The post holder will be based at St Margaret's Hospital, Epping but will be required to provide services across West Essex.

The post holder will assist in developing speech and language therapy services including patient, carer and staff supervision, education and training programmes and be responsible for coordination of student placements.

The postholder will independently manage the caseload of adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders, actively initiating and participating in the interdisciplinary decision making around patient care and developing service delivery initiatives.

The post holder will also provide clinical support to more junior colleagues working in the team.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the clinical work of the speech and language therapists providing services to individuals with an acquired neurological condition; monitoring referrals, prioritising the caseload in accordance with service guidelines and undertaking general arrangements for providing a responsive, cohesive and effective service for patients across West Essex.
  • To provide a highly specialist speech and language therapy service to a caseload of adults with a range of communication and swallowing disorders primarily as a result of acquired neurological conditions
  • Maintenance of highly specialist level of competence within the clinical field
  • Supervising more junior members of the team, inclusive of SLT and Therapy Assistants.


  • Person Specification Experience Essential
    • Experience working with stroke and neurological patients as a qualified SLT
    • Member of the RCSLT
    Desirable
    • Member of specialist interest groups
    Essential criteria Essential
    • Excellent level of spoken and written English
    • Good level of IT skills
    • Full driving license and access to car during working hours


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