Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year Per annum / Pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Stroke Rehabilitation

Hours - up to 37.5

Permanent position

(Part time/job share would be considered for suitably qualified applicants.)

Base: Woodfield Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, Bodmin Community Hospital

Relocation Expenses available

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, client centred Speech and Language Therapist with a special interest in stroke and stroke rehabilitation. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in stroke and/or neuro-rehabilitation in an inpatient setting at Band 5 OR Band 6.

The Woodfield Stroke Rehabilitation Unit is a dedicated, 9 bedded facility co-located within a larger ward at Bodmin Community Hospital. WSRU has been open for over 10 years now and has an excellent reputation for clinical care. We are a therapy and nursing led team with have an inter-disciplinary model of practice. Speech and Language Therapy is an integral and essential part of the service we provide.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop and consolidate their clinical skills in this specialist field and to develop their role within the stroke unit team. This is a very clinically focused role, with a high proportion of patient contact time. This post is also supported by an experienced B3 SLT assistant, who you would supervise and develop.

Main duties of the job

To provide a SLT service to the 9 bedded Woodfield Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, which is co-located on Anchor Ward at Bodmin Community Hospital, working within a dynamic multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary team. There will also be some community work with patients who live within theNorth/East Cornwall locality.

To provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment to adult stroke patients presenting with communication and/or swallowing difficulties. The post holder must be capable of working as an autonomous practitioner, working with patients who may have chronic presentations, using evidencebased practice.

To liaise with the multi-disciplinary team and relevant care professionals and agencies. To support in the provision of on-going training to the MDT and other agencies

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • Current professional registration with HCPC
  • Professional Qualification - SLT at degree level or equivalent
  • Dysphagia qualification or equivalent certiifed experience
  • Membership of the RCSLT
  • Member of CEN related to clinical work
Experience Essential
  • Post qualification experience including management of stroke, incorporating independent dysphagia management
  • Experience of working with and implementing AAC therapes
  • Experience of workig with voluntary agencies, charities and non-NHS bodies
Skills and aptitude Essential
  • Training skills
  • Evidence of counselling skills
  • Specialist skill level for the selection, administration and interpretation of assessments
  • Ability to work autonomously, seeking clinical support as necessary
Knowledge and abilities Essential
  • Knowledge of a range of assessments and interventions relevant to this clinical group
  • Understanding of clinical research

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