Speech and Language therapist - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at the specialist older person's assessment facility in Charlton Lane.

Charlton Lane Hospital is a specialist hospital which provides assessment and treatment predominantly for patients with late on set mental health problems including dementia and physical health concerns. It has been designed in conjunction with Stirling University to be as dementia friendly as possible and incorporates a high level of technology to provide an advanced level of assessment and care.

The hospital has 48 beds split between three wards; two provide care for patients experiencing functional mental health problems and one ward providing specialist care for dementia of any age. All the wards are also trained and equipped to deal with a wide range of physical issues including tissue viability and wound care, continence, catheter care, venepuncture, ECG's, sub cutaneous fluids and nutrition. All staff are trained to a high degree of physical health care as well as their mental health specialism.

The successful applicant will responsible for delivering high quality care and treatment within the scope of the Speech and Language role.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a specialist Speech and Language Therapy Service within the Mental Health Services for Older People Inpatient Hospital
  • To provide communication assessments and interventions to individuals or groups of clients
  • To provide eating and drinking assessments and interventions to individual clients
  • To provide clinical supervision for less experienced Speech and Language Therapists and for Speech and Language Therapy Students
  • To carry out delegated tasks in policy development

About us

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need, therefore we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post is eligible for the Trust's Recommend a Friend scheme. If you have been recommended to apply for this role by an employee of the Trust you should include a short statement to this effect in your supporting information, including the name of the person who recommended you. If you are successful with your application the employee who recommended you needs to access the relevant forms to process this from the Trust's intranet or the HR Recruitment Team.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

Job description Job responsibilities

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

Person Specification Interview Essential
  • HCPC Registration
  • Mental Health Experience
  • Accredited training in dysphagia management
Interview Desirable
  • Previous Experience

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