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Highly Specialist Neurodevelopmental Practitioner

Employer
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Location
Merthyr Tydfil
Salary
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Profession
Mental health, Mental health practitioner
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Due to expansion of the team, we are looking to recruit up to 3.8 wte B7 ND Practitioners to join our Neurodiversity Service. Full-time and part-time options will be considered.

Applicants will be SLTs, OTs or MH/LD/Paediatric Nurses with significant clinical experience in working with and supporting children and young people with neurodivergent profiles and their families, and experience in contributing to/leading on the neurodiversity assessment and diagnostic process.

We have strong links with our partners in education, social care and the third sector and as a whole system we are committed to altering the narrative around reliance on ND diagnoses, and exploring new and innovative ways of working with a focus on impact and outcomes.

You will join a team of SLTs, an OT, a Pharmacist, a HCSW, Paediatricians and Psychiatrists. Operational management will be provided by the AHP lead and professional supervision will be provided as appropriate from your relevant specialty.

Being trained to undertake ADOS assessments is desirable but not essential as this training will be funded if needed. Nurses joining us with an interest in undertaking their nurse prescribing qualification would also be welcomed and funding would be considered to pursue this.

Main duties of the job

Provide highly specialist detailed and expert assessment as part of the ASD and/or ADHD diagnostic pathways, within a multi-disciplinary setting.

To attend and fully participate in multi-agency referral and assessment panel meetings.

Utilise highly specialist skilled evaluations and decisions to negotiate and contribute to differential diagnoses.

Communicate in a highly sensitive manner, information concerning the assessment outcomes and diagnosis plan including written reports.

To work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to provide a high standard of service to children, young people and their families of Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB

Autonomously manage a caseload of children and young people presenting with neurodivergent profiles, with highly specialist complex needs, using evidence based principles.

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

The post holder will work within the Paediatric Neurodiversity Service, which is part of the Child and Family Care Group. As a service we cover the CTM footprint, across Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf Local Authorities.

The named base for each successful applicant will be negotiable, but likely to be Keir Hardie Health Park in Merthyr Tydfil, the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, or the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend. Cross cover across the whole CTM region will be required to support the needs of the service.

The post holder will be expected to deliver highly specialist detailed and expert assessment as part of the Neurodiversity Service, within a multi-disciplinary setting.

The post holder will be expected to work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team and use highly specialist skills to negotiate and contribute to differential diagnosis.

The post holder will work with the wider therapies and nursing services to ensure access to the appropriate level of assessment. The post holder will work autonomously to provide a differential diagnosis to children with complex needs including those required on the ASD and/or ADHD pathways, using evidence based principles. This will include domiciliary visits to home, school or appropriate venue.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 1.Education/Qualifications / Training oSpeech and Language Therapy Degree. oMember of HCPC. oTo have a current Disclosure Barring Service certificate indicating an eligibility to work with vulnerable oMembership of professional body. oMembership of relevant CEN. Application Form Interview Production of evidence (certificates etc) children and adults. oAbility to work at Masters Level. oPost-graduate training in a wide selection of clinical conditions and advanced training in area of specialism - ASD. oMember of RCSLT


Experience

Essential

  • 2. Experience oExtensive post - graduate clinical experience with appropriate experience in specialist area related to post. oExperience of management of oExperience at professional grade equivalent. oAwareness of current professional issues. oExperience of advising/teaching. oExperience of supervisory skills Application Form Interview References complex caseloads. oExperience of MDT/ Multi-agency working. oExperience of supervision of junior/support staff/ students. oExperience of research and audit. oManagement experience and service development. including appraisal.


Desirable

  • oExperience at professional grade equivalent. oAwareness of current professional issues. oExperience of advising/teaching. oExperience of supervisory skills


Skills

Essential

  • oAbility to lead a team. oProfessional confidence to represent service on relevant issues. oAbility to reflect and appraise own performance. oDemonstrable interpersonal and communication skills. oAbility to reflect and critically appraise own performance. oHighly effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate in a way which will neither offend nor antagonise. oAutonomous practitioner with excellent personal organisational skills for caseload


Knowledge

Essential

  • 4. Knowledge oSpecialist knowledge of professional assessments and interventions relevant to SLT in the Paediatric setting and specialist area of Neurodevelopmental Disorders especially ASD. oKnowledge and understanding of current agenda for health and social care policy including legislation and application into clinical area. oDetailed knowledge and application of oKnowledge of standardised and non-standardised assessments that can be used with client group. oInterest and involvement in quality, audit and service evaluation. oDetailed knowledge and understanding of professional ethics/standards and code of conduct, and their application in practice. Application Form Interview References principles of clinical governance and risk management. oDetailed understanding of the principles of partnership working. oDetailed knowledge of critical appraisal and analytical thought. oDetailed knowledge and understanding of the principles of working within the specialist area of Neurodevelopmental Disorders within a MDT approach. oKnowledge of national and professional drivers for service provision for client group e.g.


Desirable

  • oKnowledge of standardised and non-standardised assessments that can be used with client group. oInterest and involvement in quality, audit and service evaluation. oDetailed knowledge and understanding of professional ethics/standards and code of conduct, and their application in practice.


Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Address

Keir Hardie Health Park

Aberdare Road

Merthyr Tydfil

CF48 1BZ

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