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Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Romford
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Are you a highly motivated Speech and Language Therapist looking for a new challenge in a supportive environment? We have opportunities to join our team for 7 month Fixed Term/Secondment roles within our Band 6 rotations.We pride ourselves on being a friendly, encouraging and innovative team with a can-do attitude and service development is driven at every level.Our Band 6s have peer supervision sessions and there is encouragement to do joint sessions with peers across specialties to share specialist skills and knowledge. We offer in house instrumental and trache training and are proud to provide a robust objective assessment service for our patients with excellent access to VFSS and FEES clinics.Being a Band 6 at BHRUT allows opportunities to gain exposure to a wide variety of clinical specialties but also develop non-clinical skills in supervision and quality improvement, and opportunities to provide training to the wider multi-disciplinary team.If this sounds like an opportunity for you please contact our co-clinical lead (virginiapuno@nhs.net), with any questions.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the specialist assessment, management and treatment of patient/clients with communication and/or swallowing impairment as a result of a range of conditions depending on the specifics of the rotation.

To use knowledge and skills to demonstrate the ability to differentially diagnose in order to be able to implement and deliver individualised treatment plans.

To work autonomously and hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working with access to direct supervision. Supervision takes the form of formal training, joint working, clinical reasoning sessions and peer review. Access to advice and support from senior Speech and Language Therapists is available as required, clinical work is routinely evaluated.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner. Demonstrating time management and planning skills.

To supervise performance, as directed by senior Speech and Language Therapists, of less experienced Speech and Language Therapists, assistants and students this would be to a specialist standard and involve working with the senior Speech and Language Therapist to ensure the standards of practice of the department are met.

To work on weekend's roster and across site (Queens' hospital and King George hospital) as per service needs on a rostered basis.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy.
  • H.C.P.C. Registration.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.


Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • A wide range of post registration Speech and Language Therapy experience including significant delivery of services for inpatients.


Desirable

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, supportive and supervisory skills.


Experience/Knowledge

Essential

  • Wide range of post graduate experience across different clinical specialties.


Desirable

  • Previous experience working at Band 6 level.


Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Queens Hospital

Rom Valley Way

Romford

RM7 0AG

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162-5446-RH-C

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