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Advanced Speech & Language Therapist / Clinical Lead

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Haywood Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you enthusiastic in making a difference to patients and passionate in delivering quality, safe and efficient Speech & Language Services within Rehabilitation Medicine?

The Haywood Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a quality driven, forward thinking individual, with proven Registered Speech & Language experience to join the organisation as an Advanced Speech & Language Therapist / Clinical Lead within our Broadfield Unit.

If this is you, we now have an exciting opportunity for you to provide clincial leadership and coordination of the Speech & Language (SLT) service on Broadfield Unit, the regional specialised rehabilitation centre at the Haywood Hospital. You would join the internationally renowned Rehabilitation Medicine service, providing specialist rehabilitation to adults with complex neurological and major trauma related conditions. Our well-established inpatient service on Broadfield Unit is accredited nationally as a highly successful provider of multi-disciplinary, goal driven, and person-centred rehabilitation for the region.

An enthusiastic, innovative and skilled leader who is motivated to actively assist and shape our service through transformation, improvement and development to lead the Speech & Language service within the collective leadership model. Alongside our multi-professional ward team, our aims are to deliver an excellent, evidence-based service working to national standards and service specification. In this role it will be critical for you to fully understand the rehabilitation medicine model within the local, regional & national health economy and proactively provide support by developing, improving and providing service quality and patient experience. In support of this you will have demonstrable proven experience of quality initiatives & clinical leadership; developing and maintaining successful relationships with key stakeholders.

You will need to be a positive role model, engaging, enthusiastic and innovative in your approach. The post holder will have knowledge and experience of working in a busy integrated team; be required to demonstrate excellent communication skills & emotional intelligence and specialist clinical knowledge. We are seeking evidence of advanced experience of complex therapy assessments and clear rehabilitation / care planning to promote and maximise people’s independence to return home; enable long term community dwelling and preventing avoidable hospital re-admissions.

Expertise with core values in education includes the responsibility of teaching and enabling other members of the team to develop their clinical competencies and skills across rehabilitation and pathways. The post holder will also have knowledge and experience of completing complex risk assessments and provision / teaching of use of appropriate risk management programmes.

Working closely with the wider hospital and community teams you will also support the development and delivery of the rehabilitation medicine service ensuring that the services we deliver are value added, high quality and patient focused.

The wider Allied Health Professionals family across MPFT is also part of the post holders team and resources. We have a commitment to supporting and developing our clinicians to ensure they are experts in their chosen career pathway enabling them to seek out opportunities for development not only enhancing their knowledge and skills but also the clinical services we deliver.

We can offer:
  • Friendly, supportive and well experienced clinical teams who are passionate about rehabilitation
  • Development of your clinical skills through supervision, training and networking opportunities across the Trust / local rehabilitation services including voluntary and statutory agencies
    • Clear working structure through regular supervision and appraisal with In-service training and peer supervision an essential component for continued professional development
    • A strong rehabilitation research culture within the Trust and local rehabilitation pathway

Our commitments to you

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspective and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Flexible working including full time / part time options as well as development posts can be discussed as part of the recruitment process in line with service demands and requirements.

If you would like any further information regarding the role please contact:

Rachel Whitehouse (Broadfield Unit Manager) -

Sarah Windsor (Complex Discharge Resettlement Lead) –

Trudi Massey (Specialised Rehabilitation Pathway Lead) –

Margurite O’Mara (Service Lead) – Margurite.O’Mara@mpft.nhs,uk

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