Are you passionate about improving functional outcomes and promoting quality of life for people who have had a stroke?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join our team on the Oxfordshire Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (OSRU). Applications will be considered from experienced Band 5 clinicians with an interest in developing specialist skills in inpatient stroke rehabilitation.
This is currently a part time position. However, there is possibility for increasing hours to full time. Please indicate your preference on application.
OSRU is a 20-bed inpatient unit based at Abingdon Community Hospital. We are a dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Team comprising Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Dietetics, Social Work, Nursing and Medical staff.
We provide a short period of inpatient rehabilitation for people who have had a stroke with the aim to work towards meaningful goals. We hold a weekly Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting and regular family meetings to ensure the best possible outcomes.
We have formed close working relationships with local acute stroke units, community care providers and voluntary organisations to ensure a smooth transition across the whole stroke pathway and beyond.
We have unit-level objectives which we review on an annual basis and contribute to from each individual discipline.
We recently achieved an overall SSNAP ‘A’ rating.
About the role
You will be working alongside a Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist and Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to provide assessment, intensive therapy and signposting to people with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties after a stroke, in both 1:1 and group environments. You will be responsible for overseeing the clinical caseload, designing therapy programmes for our Speech and Language Therapy Assistant and families to supplement the care that you provide.
You will be encouraged to work collaboratively with the Multi-Disciplinary Team to enable people to participate in decision-making and access appropriate treatment, including psychological support and via interpreting services. You will have opportunity to plan and facilitate staff training.
This would be an ideal opportunity if you are looking to develop a specialist skillset with this population. We have a strong emphasis on continuing professional development and opportunities can be discussed as part of the annual review process and in regular supervision. Training can also be provided for evidence-based treatment approaches relevant to this population. We have access to specialist clinics such as videofluoroscopy and voice. Some experience with dysphagia is essential and transferable skills will be considered. We would welcome your involvement in projects and audits for service development.
We sit within the community Speech and Language Therapy team in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. You will be invited to attend regular community team catch ups and complete peer supervision with Speech and Language Therapists from different clinical backgrounds. Some cross-site working may be required.
Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for essential and desirable requirements for this role.
For further details / informal visits contact:
NameJenny SalesJob titleClinical Lead Speech and Language TherapistEmail addressJenny.Sales@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number01865904430Additional contact information
My working hours are Monday-Friday 08:00-16:00. I will respond during these times only.
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