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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Acute Complex Care

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Are you looking for an exciting new challenge to develop your clinical and leaderships skills?

We have a rare opportunity to join a dynamic, friendly team of speech and language therapists in Somerset.

This post is based in an acute hospital covering a wide range of complex medical conditions across the medical and surgical wards. There will be opportunities to develop specialist skills in videofluoroscopy, FEES and tracheostomy.

The post is full time covering Monday to Friday, however a flexible working pattern and/or part time hours can be considered.

Our team has a well established supervision and support network in place. We have access to a wide variety of CPD opportunities and we encouragement development of leadership skills alongside clinical skills from the start of your career journey.

We value the importance of staff well-being and have appointed a well-being lead in the service to ensure all staff have access to well-being support alongside their one to one sessions and clinical supervision.

We are willing to support an enthusiastic Band 5 therapist with relevant experience who is keen to progress to a Band 6 role.

Main duties of the job

  • To work at Musgrove Park Hospital delivering patient centred and evidence- based care for patients with a wide range of acquired clinical disorders in an acute hospital setting.
  • Follow-up telephone reviews, and at times face to face assessments, for patients leaving the acute setting who are transferred to a community hospital.
  • To assess, diagnose and treat patients with communication and swallowing disorders.
  • Regular triage and prioritization of caseloads.
  • To work as part of multi professional team in the management of acutely unwell patients on the medical and surgical wards.
  • To actively contribute to service developments and incorporate these into core services, in areas of communication and swallowing.
  • To work towards competence in videofluoroscopy, FEES and tracheostomy.
  • To be included in the SLT Bank Holiday working rota.
  • To cover other areas of clinical work in times of annual leave and sickness within the postholder's level of competence.


About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression, and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • As per detailed job description attached:-
  • To work at Musgrove Park Hospital delivering patient centred and evidence- based care for patients with a wide range of acquired clinical disorders in an acute hospital setting.
  • Follow-up telephone reviews, and at times face to face assessments, for patients leaving the acute setting who are transferred to a community hospital.
  • To assess, diagnose and treat patients with communication and swallowing disorders.
  • Regular triage and prioritization of caseloads.
  • To work as part of multi professional team in the management of acutely unwell patients on the medical and surgical wards.
  • To actively contribute to service developments and incorporate these into core services, in areas of communication and swallowing.
  • To work towards competence in videofluoroscopy, FEES and tracheostomy.
  • To be included in the SLT Bank Holiday working rota.
  • To cover other areas of clinical work in times of annual leave and sickness within the postholders level of competence.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSC Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Level 5 Dysphagia Competencies
  • Full UK Driving Licence


Knowledge

Essential

  • Able to teach / supervise and support Speech and Language Therapy students.
  • Proven experience working with patients who have an acquired neurological condition.
  • Proven experience working with in-patients in an acute Trust.


Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working in critical care
  • Experience of working with patients with tracheostomy


Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Musgrove Hospital

Parkfield Drive

Taunton

TA1 5DA

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184-AR6244833

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