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Speech and Language Therapist

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Full Time
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This is a fixed term post for 6 months due to secondment.

If you are a Swansea Bay University Health Board employee this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

Swansea Bay University Health Board is offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic Speech and Language Therapist to join the Adult Speech and Language Therapy Department working in our adult neuro-medical team. The role is available on a fixed term contract until 31/03/23.

The successful candidate will be joining an experienced team of friendly and forward thinking clinicians that can provide on-site support and supervision, offering the opportunity to develop skills within multiple specialities in acute, rehabilitation and outpatient settings.

There will be an opportunity to expand your clinical and professional development in both the areas of communication and dysphagia within progressive and acute neurological disorders and general medical caseloads.

There are strong working links across the SLT department, with excellent administrative support and well-established SLT led videofluoroscopy and FEES clinics. Development of dysphagia competencies and completion of the NQP framework will be supported if required.

The post holder must have a Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification, membership of RCSLT and registration and license to practice with HCPC.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the organisation, planning and prioritising of own caseload; including management and evaluation of patient needs in relation to demands on the service with support from a senior therapist.
  • To contribute to departmental research and demonstrate evidence-based practice; ensuring own practice complies with current clinical effectiveness standards and treatment models.
  • To be responsible for the assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment and discharge of own caseload within scope of practice; with support to identify and manage risk within own caseload.
  • To take a significant role within the multi-disciplinary team, contributing professional expertise as part of the wider multi-professional team.
  • To participate in formal and informal training to relevant staff, carers and other professionals as appropriate or requested by line manager.
  • To deliver relevant work based learning for the multi-disciplinary team as required.
  • To maintain all associated records related to the management of own caseload; ensuring compliance with local and professional standards.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree
  • Registered member of the RCSLT and HCPC
  • Postgraduate course in Dysphagia and evidence of current dysphagia competencies
Experience Essential
  • Experience of adult assessments in clinical placement or previous post
  • Experience of planning and implementation of treatment in clinical placement or previous post
  • Experience of autonomous caseload management in clinical placement or previous post
  • Adult caseload experience
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Accurate administration and analysis of adult assessments leading to differential diagnosis
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to the client group
  • Able to take an active role in the multidisciplinary team negotiating case management as appropriate
  • Able to work independently and without direct supervision
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Demonstrates understanding of own scope of practice and person centred care

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