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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Employer
East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Eastbourne
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Part time - 34 hours per week.

Have you completed your NQPs and are starting to look for a new post that will give you the opportunity to further develop your skills and specialise in managing people with communication and swallowing difficulties in the community setting?

Would you like protected time for your CPD with monthly clinical forums, weekly development sessions and regular clinical supervision, and support to attend relevant CENs and external training opportunities?

Would you like to be part of a county wide acute and community SLT service managed and professionally lead by a practising SLT?

If so, East Sussex may have just the opportunity you are looking for. See what some of our recent Band 5's say about working in ESHT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bFEbUUIyZk& feature=youtu.be

Speech and Language Therapy Services | Why come and work in ESHT? - YouTube

With the developments in East Sussex Integrated Care System delivering transformation plans to meet local needs, it is an exciting time to be part of a large county wide service setting the direction and vision for future SLT services.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic therapist, who has completed their NQP competencies and their post basic dysphagia training, who is looking for their next post to specialise in community SLT services. In East Sussex we can offer you the opportunity to work alongside highly specialist SLTs and SLT assistants to gain the experience and skills you will need to work at a specialist level. We will utilise a competency development tool to help you to identify what knowledge and skills you need to develop and through structured supervision we will help you to achieve these.

You will also have the opportunity to work alongside highly specialist clinicians in acute care, voice, head and neck cancer, stroke, critical care and neurological degenerative conditions to further develop your knowledge and skills.

You will be joining a friendly and enthusiastic team of acute and community SALTs who work seamlessly to provide pathways of care to the local adult population, in line with organisational and Divisional objectives.

About us

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

East Sussex Speech and Language Therapy service is an integrated community and acute trust and is one of the largest in the UK. There will be an opportunity to participate in MND, PD and MS multi-disciplinary forums and virtual MDTs. You will be maximising digital opportunities and collaborations with our neighbouring trusts. We are at an exciting point in developing our rehabilitation tool bag and have received a large investment in funding for IOPI and Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Have you completed your NQPs & are starting to look for a new post to give you the opportunity to develop your skills & specialise in managing people with swallowing and communication difficulties in the community setting?

There is potential to gain some experience in the acute setting if desirable.

Would you like protected time for your CPD with monthly clinical forums, regular clinical supervision & support to attend relevant CENs & external training opportunities?

Would you like to be part of a county wide acute & community SLT service managed & professionally lead by a practising SLT? East Sussex Speech & Language Therapy service is an integrated community & acute trust.

Person Specification

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Essential

  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to the client group)
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance/audit
  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Awareness of the wider context of the NHS within specialist clinical field
  • Knowledge of record keeping standards
  • Evidence of relevant CPD in previous year
  • Knowledge of client centre practice
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Good presentation skills both written and verbal
  • Negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to verbalise the clinical reasoning process in the management of routine cases
  • Motivated to work flexibly with an inter-professional framework
  • Evidence of initiative and ability to use own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to implement and respond to change
  • Ability to work alone when required
  • Good IT skills


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/post graduate level
  • To have worked under the supervision of a clinical specialist
  • Experience of training other professionals
  • Experience of MDT/Inter-professional working
  • Expereience of client centred goals


Desirable

  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Experience of mentoring students/assistants
  • Experience of working virtually with patients
  • Experience of using Systmone electronic patient system


Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • Health Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Completion of specialist short courses in communication disorders/AAC
  • Dysphagia trained, meeting the specialist RCSLT dysphagia competency framework to work independently


Desirable

  • Lee Silverman Therapy


Other

Essential

  • Good auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Ability to move between locations in a cost effective and timely manner


Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Centenary House, Eastbourne/Bexhill Hospital

Eastbourne

BN21 2UD

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374-KN059

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