Specialist ABI Speech & Language Therapist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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You will be part of a well-established inter-disciplinary team offering specialist services to adults with acquired Brain injury. We consistently receive positive feedback from our patients and we are looking for a motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Speech & Language Therapist to work as part of our dedicated inter-disciplinary community service.

We are a Neuro-Psychology led team and consist of Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Neuro Psychology, Rehabilitation Assistant, Physiotherapy and Case Management supported by Clinical and Team Leads. The service supports patients in a variety of settings with the aim of maximising independence and is focussed around individual goal planning.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Community Acquired Brain Injury Service to recruit a Speech & Language Therapist wanting to employ and/or develop their specialist skills in the area of Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

The role will support the time-limited rehabilitation of adults following acquired brain injury (ABI) and who are registered with a Cumbria Commissioned GP and may require county wide input to patients on occasions. Referrals come from a variety of sources including Acute and community based and specialist tertiary centres, self-referral and adult social care. The post holder will have close working relationships with a diverse range of other services including other community services, Acute Care, Mental Health services, Adult Social Care and third sector providers and charitable organisations and may be required to work within a variety of settings, including the patient's own home. You will work both alongside other qualified therapy staff as well as autonomously to pre-set rehabilitation programmes and deliver a service to patients in their own homes supported by other AHP and team members.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their ability to work within a changing environment, in high pressure situations and will be autonomous, self-reliant, resilient and possess effective inter-disciplinary working skills. Within the trust the role has links with other Speech and Language Therapists and Professional Lead for Speech & Language Therapy as well as the wider AHP community and will be expected to participate in supporting student placements and other training requests specific to ABI.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money wel

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description Job responsibilities

The role will deliver services across the working week with occasional expectation of flexibility when needed and to travel independently across a wide rural geographical area in sometimes adverse conditions or difficult terrain. A lease car scheme is available and flexible working patterns can be discussed.

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
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The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification, BSc (Hons) or MSc (Hons), or equivalent
  • Evidence of successful completion of the Post-Graduate specialist course, The Management of Adults with Dysphagia (MSc level equivalent (40 credits): comprising of 5 full days theoretical education, 100 hours direct clinical training over 6 months and 4, 3000 word essays).
  • Evidence of successful completion of Post-Graduate Specialist Video-Fluoroscopy course and training (MSc level equivalent).
  • Evidence of successful completion of basic and advanced Audit Training.
  • Evidence of Post-Graduate Radiation Awareness training.
  • Evidence of successful completion of the Advanced Dysphagia Course (MSc level equivalent).
  • Evidence of successful completion of post-graduate specialist course The Management of Dysphagic Patients with Tracheotomy Tubes (MSc level equivalent).
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist courses e.g. Ethical Dilemmas in Dysphagia Management obtained via Masters qualification in Dysphagia management.
  • Evidence of successful completion of Post-Graduate Cervical Auscultation and Pulse Oximetry courses.
  • Evidence of successful completion of a Leadership course (e.g. Leading in Empowered Organization/ Leadership at the Point of Care).
  • Evidence of successful completion of a Post-Graduate course to become an accredited Clinical Educator for Speech and Language Therapists in training.
  • Evidence of successful completion of Post Graduate Level 1 and Adult Protection training.
  • Evidence of successful completion of Post Graduate Level 2 and Adult Protection training.
  • Health Professions Council - License to Practice
  • Registered Member of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Justice System.
  • Registered member of relevant Special Interest Groups.
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist courses and advanced training within specialist field.
Knowledge Essential
  • To work within national and legal frameworks as an independent, autonomous and unsupervised therapist.
  • The ability to be an effective team member and assume leadership role for Speech and Language Therapy for ABI within the service, and for other SLT's within NCIC NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Highly developed specialist ABI knowledge, underpinned by up to date theory and clinical experience.
  • Post-Graduate specialist and advanced training in Neurorehabilitation.
  • Well established, in-depth knowledge of a broad range of specialised assessment tools.
  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and reflection skills.
  • Highly developed specialist ability to administer and analyse specialist assessments, interpret results and develop therapeutic management plans.
  • In depth knowledge of a wide range of current evidence-based therapeutic management strategies (relevant to the specialist ABI clients).
  • Highly developed ability to compare and contrast a wide range of specialist assessments and treatment options, and to make clinical judgments and decisions regarding the most appropriate course of action.
  • Highly developed ability to understand, interpret and remember highly complex/ abstract/ emotive information from assessment, discussions with professionals/ families and subjective observations, and to integrate all available information to make specialist clinical judgments and decisions.
  • Highly developed ability to assess and manage highly complex Dysphagia (eating and swallowing impairments) autonomously.
  • Highly developed Dysphagia management skills (equivalent to Competency Level 6 on the National Dysphagia Framework which is MSc level equivalent). Competency scale runs from 1-7, with newly qualified therapists at level 3 and Post Graduate Dysphagia qualification at level 4.
  • Highly developed ability to perform differential diagnosis of speech, language, swallowing, voice and cognitive disorders, within and beyond the specialist field of ABI.
  • Highly developed ability to analyse current research literature, and to compare and contrast relative benefits.
  • The creative ability to develop Aphasia Friendly assessment, therapy and resource materials.
  • Knowledge, recognition and effective management of prognostic indicators/ potential barriers to successful rehabilitation.
  • Demonstrate a high level of clinical knowledge beyond specialist field (e.g. mental health, acquired neurological symptoms, developmental language skills, specific language impairments, and the ageing process).
  • Highly developed approaches to collaborative and cross-boundary working practices.
  • Ability to engage in and deliver change.
  • Evidence of recent Post Graduate study or CPD equivalent.
  • Evidence of successful completion of Post Gradua

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