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Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crewe
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We would like to welcome an enthusiastic and motivated Speech & Language Therapist to our Integrated Community Stroke Team.

This post is an integral part of the SLT team within the Specialist Community Stroke team and is well networked and connected with the wider SLT service within Mid Cheshire Hospital and CCICP's community services.

Applications from suitably experienced Band 5 may be considered as a developmental post.

The post holder will provide direct and indirect, 1:1 and group specialist stroke assessment and rehab as part of our Community Stroke service for up to approx. 4 months following discharge form hospital.

The team consists of Physios, OTs, dietitians, nursing, psychology services, social workers and rehab assistants and works in partnership with the Stroke Association locally to provide a holistic service to the patient and their families.

The service, in line with national changes associated with the new RCP and NICE Stroke Guidelines is proactively undergoing much development and change - it will be exciting time to be working within stroke services and CCICP.

In addition to being dynamically involved in stroke service developments, the post holder will be part of the wider SLT network with active annual collaborative projects for service development across SLT services.

We have robust and flexible group and 1:1 clinical supervision arrangements and are very active within our CPD, research and audit locally and nationally.

Main duties of the job

This is agreat opportunityfor anSLTwho sharesour passion for outstanding quality,holisticpatient care andenthusiasmfor ongoing improvements.Working withinan integrated MDT to design and deliver our services better together, providing goal focused, person and family centred care to our patients. The service combines delivering intensive one to one and group therapy, with a balance of both dysphagia and communication across the caseload.

This post is an integral part of the Specialist Community Stroke team and is well networked and connected with the wider SLT service within Mid Cheshire Hospital and CCICP's community services. You will benefit from accessing arobust system of clinical supervisionand wider MDT training and support.You will participate actively in the widerSLTnetworkwith specialisms including acute care, stroke (acute, rehab and community), ENT/voice and head and neck oncology. You willactively engagein professional / clinical activity including journal clubs, CPD sessions, active specific project / development work.

The service covers areas around South Cheshire including Nantwich, Sandbach, Crewe, Northwich and Alsager. It is commutable from Manchester, Liverpool, Chester and North Staffordshire.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of local hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester boroughs (population 357K).

The Trust provides high quality planned and unplanned/emergency care, cardiac and critical care as well as child health, maternity services, and intermediate care across our sites at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. The Trust provides 500 beds and employs over 5,000 members of staff.

An extensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools by our community arm, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, in collaboration with Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT and the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance. With the formation of Integrated Care Systems in July 2022 the Trust became a strategic partner in both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester 'places' and is part of the Cheshire and Merseyside partnership caring for a population of over 2.7million.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will providespecialist stroke assessment and rehabas part of our ESD and longer-term specialist stroke rehab services for up to approx. 4 months following discharge from hospital.

Theteam consists of Physios,OTs,dietitians, nursing, psychology services, social workers and rehab assistants and works in partnership with the Stroke Association locally to provide a holistic service to the patient.

The service, in line with national changes associated with the new Stroke Delivery Model is undergoing much development and change in the coming 12 months, in collaboration with the local ISDN it is an exciting time to be working within stroke services.

The community arm of MCHFT, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), provides a unique local health partnership across a range of community services for people in South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

At CCICP, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues. We are a friendly organisation, with the nurturing of our staff at the heart of our ethos, and promote a strong grow your own culture.

*Travelis essential requirement of the post*

Please see attached job description for more information, we look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Speech and Language Therapy degree


Desirable

  • Dysphagia qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant adult clinical experience


Desirable

  • Clinical dysphagia experience


Able to fulfill travel

Essential

  • Ability to travel between patient visits


Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Infinity House

Business Park, Mallard Way

Crewe

CW1 6ZQ

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412-COMM-2815-A

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