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Clinical Lead Paediatric SALT- Complex Needs

Employer
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Halifax
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity to recruit a motivated and dynamic highly specialist dysphagia trained Speech and Language Therapist to join our Children's Therapy team. The successful post holder will work as a experienced clinician acting as a clinical lead for the Speech and Language Therapy Service for children, advancing clinical practice in working with children with complex needs and taking a lead in evolving and embedding best practice into clinical practice.

You will deliver highly specialist assessment and treatment of children and young people across a range of community settings, with the aim of using education and advice to facilitate parents and carers to understand and actively participate in the management of the child.

You will provide supervision and support to other members of the complex needs team as well as taking an active role in supporting the leadership of the wider Children's Speech and Language Therapy team.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as the clinical lead for the Speech and Language Therapy Service for children with complex needs, advancing clinical practice in this area of work and taking a lead in evolving and embedding best practice into clinical practice.
  • To manage own highly specialist caseload.
  • To work autonomously within Trust policies and professional practice, maintaining accurate and comprehensive up to date records.
  • To perform highly specialist assessment and treatment of children and young people with complex needs with the aim of using education and advice to facilitate parents and carers and professionals working with the child to understand and actively participate in the management of the child.
  • To determine a clinical diagnosis, develop, deliver, implement, evaluate and modify individualised treatment programmes and/or provide highly specialist advice, ensuring appropriate pathways of care and communication via liaison and referral to other agencies as required.
  • To educate and train Speech and Language therapists and qualified and non-qualified healthcare/ social services/education staff including medical staff.
  • To assist the Team Leader in the daily operational management of the Team.
  • To support and advise within the wider multi agency team on the delivery of the service.
  • To lead the SALT team in delivering assessment and interventions for children in a variety of settings including homes and schools.


About us

The children's therapy team is a community based service. We have team bases in both Halifax and Huddersfield and see children in a variety of settings including home, schools and early years settings. The team consists of Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and therapy assistants.

We have excellent links with schools, early years settings and social care and you will become part of the wider team supporting children and their families,

We can offer strong leadership, clinical supervision and regular peer supervision. We value commitment to professional development and training for all our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work within the childrens therapy service, leading, coordinating and developing effective clinical interventions in order to advance clinical practice in the team in line with current evidence base.
  • To manage autonomously a clinical workload of children at a highly specialist level, assessing and treating patients and maintaining clinical
  • To have highly specialist assessment and treatment skills in the areas listed but not limited to:
  • Triage and prioritization of patients referred to the team
  • Identification of complex needs
  • Assessment and treatment of patients with multi pathology
  • Training/ supporting others to manage the childs condition
  • Joint goal setting and problem solving
  • Use of appropriate outcome measures
  • Transfer of care planning and discharge of patients from the team


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Relevant Degree/Diploma
  • Registered with HPC
  • Evidence of Postgraduate Training in Paediatric Dysphagia including Neonates.
  • Completion of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy Dysphagia Competency Framework
  • Clinical Educator Training


Desirable

  • Member of Professional Body
  • Studied at Masters level or equivalent


Experience

Essential

  • Experience demonstrating ability to assess, treat and evaluate care in paediatrics, including neonates and the under twos
  • Good Clinical Reasoning skills
  • Evidence of CPD, self directed learning and Reflective Practice
  • Awareness of relevant Legislation, NSF'S/ Local and National initiatives
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Critical Appraisal Skills
  • Ability to maintain legible and accurate records
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, NSF's and local/National initiatives
  • Experience of developing, supervising and training others


Desirable

  • Experience in contributing to service improvements e.g. Audit, patient information etc.
  • Experience in dealing with complaints (e.g. diffusing complaint or investigating complaint)
  • Carrying out PDR's
  • Teaching/Presentation skills
  • Attendance at relevant Special Interest Groups


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE / EXPERTISE

Essential

  • Evidence of experience of working with children with dysphagia and complex needs
  • Knowledge of child development and a range of common paediatric conditions
  • Ability to carry out specialist assessments and treatments and evaluate intervention in terms of quality and outcomes for children and their families.s of quality and outcomes for children and their families.
  • Evidence of up to date best practice in paediatrics
  • Knowledge and experience of the principles and practice of partnership working within an integrated team
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate appropriately using knowledge of blurred boundary / competency frameworks
  • Knowledge and understanding of national and local priorities pertaining to children


Desirable

  • Previous experience working at Band 6 level with children with complex needs
  • Previous experience of working at Band 6 level with children and young people with Dysphagia needs
  • Relevant Accredited Postgraduate Training
  • Experience of delivering training packages


PRACTICAL / INTELLECTUAL SKILLS

Essential

  • Demonstrates positive attitude and behaviours
  • Excellent Time Management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people with complex difficulties and in difficult situations
  • Ability to organise own work and caseload
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and concentrate in conditions requiring emotional demands
  • Ability to recognise own limitations and have a willingness to share and learn skills from others
  • Ability to prioritise own and others caseloads


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of referring to and attending videofluroscopy


Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Broad Street Plaza

Northgate

Halifax

HX1 1UB

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372-COM2267

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