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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you passionate about stroke care and wish to develop your skills?

Would you like to live in an area that allows you to have a good work/life balance with access to open countryside and miles of coastline?

Would you like to work in a well-established and friendly Adult SLT Team?

If your answer is yes then we have the job for you!

Following a review of our stroke services we are in the exciting position of being able to offer a Specialist Stroke SLT post based in Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

With the support of our Stroke Clinical Lead you will work as an integral part of the established stroke MDT across acute and community settings including working in the recently developed Early Supported Discharge Team.

The successful post-holder will work as part of the Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service and will have regular access to senior colleagues.

We are a friendly and dynamic team who offer Continuing Professional Development, clinical and managerial supervision, and encourage staff to actively engage with service development and improvement.

There is a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary team working throughout the Health Board and the Speech and Language Therapy Department has close support networks with other hospital teams and Community based services.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who can work as a specialist, autonomous Speech & Language Therapist within the speciality of stroke care and rehabilitation. As such, you will be self-motivated and organised with demonstrable experience in stroke.

The ethos is patient-centred and goals-driven with a strong MDT focus.

You will work in an already established team, so you will need to demonstrate good team working skills and behaviours.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.Interviews will be held on 26/07/2022.

Person Specification Qualifications & Knowledge Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • RCSLT membership
  • Member of relevant CEN
  • Successful completion of specialist short courses relevant to area of clinical expertise to postgraduate diploma level
  • Knowledge of a wide range of specialist assessment tools and procedures to evaluate communication and/or eating and drinking skills, particularly relevant to the specialist caseload
  • Knowledge of key characteristics leading to a specialist differential diagnosis relevant to an area of clinical expertise
  • Knowledge of selecting, setting and evaluating specialist treatment goals
  • Knowledge of a specialist range of therapeutic interventions demonstrating the evidence base for these approaches
  • Knowledge of multidisciplinary team approaches
  • Knowledge and understanding of key documents and legislation relating to specialist area.
  • Knowledge of record keeping standards, data protection / Caldicott guidelines
  • Knowledge of health and safety issues
  • Basic understanding of the principals of clinical governance / audit
  • Highly developed auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Well established knowledge of legal and professional issues of confidentiality
  • Student Supervision training - introductory level
  • Basic Counselling
  • Well established knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to area of clinical expertise
  • Knowledge of approaches to mentoring less experienced SLTs and support staff
  • Basic qualitative and quantitative research approaches
Experience Essential
  • Considerable post registration clinical experience relevant to the advertised post/specialist area including: o Supervision of support workers o Meeting patient/service user needs through collaborative working with families, carers other professionals and the wider workforce
  • Full SLT Student placement, inclusive of assessment
  • Support of junior staff
  • Delivery of specialist training to a range of audiences
  • Working with groups
Other Essential
  • Prepared to work in a variety of sites based upon service need
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the post in a timely manner
  • CRB Cleared at enhanced level

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