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Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Barnstaple
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An excellent opportunity for a Newly Qualified Practitioner Speech and Language Therapist or someone looking to further develop their skills within our Acute Medical and Stroke Neuro Rehabilitation service.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Are you a Band 5 looking to start your career or further your skills, somewhere with great work life balance? Weve got you.

As an adult Speech and Language Therapist with the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - Northern Services (North Devon District Hospital), you will be completing assessment, treatment and advice to adults with communication and swallowing difficulties. Your role will be across general Medical and Surgical wards, Emergency department, and ICU. The post also includes working with our Stroke service which includes Neuro rehab, Acute Stroke and integrated Community Neuro Rehabilitation. Completion of RCSLT NQP competencies and Dysphagia training will be supported.

Our service provides instrumental assessment with a weekly videofluoroscopy assessment clinic that you will have the chance to be part of. Additionally, our SLT led FEES service will commence in the near future.

Our wider integrated service provides support for acute medical/surgical inpatients, community rehabilitation, adults with learning disability, voice and head and neck outpatient services, with options to shadow specialist clinics to support your career progression and development.

New ideas and ways of working are something we embrace and youll have the opportunity to develop the service, education programmes and research as part of your role.

Training and development opportunities are in high supply here. We actively encourage CPD and you will have an opportunity to spend time with our range of specialists as part of your CPD.

Innovation is central to therapies at the Royal Devon, demonstrated by the implementation of several new initiatives and the development of non-traditional roles in recent years including a Research and Innovation Lead. We are not afraid of adopting new techniques.

A healthy work-life balance is essential, and North Devon is a great place to enjoy it. In addition we have a flexible working policy that we are happy to discuss varying your hours to ones which work for you and the department.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, over 5 days.

Interview Date: Monday 10th June 2024.

For further information please contact: Laura Gilham, Speech and Language Therapy Acute Lead on 01271 322388 laura.gilham1@nhs.net or Kim Border, Speech and Language Therapy Stroke/Neuro Rehab Lead on 01271 322388 or kimborder@nhs.net

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Benefits

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements

Essential

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Desirable

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Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park

Barnstaple

Devon

EX31 4JB

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185-1263-6961

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