Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are looking for a motivated Band 6 Adult Community Speech and Language Therapist to join our Community Team. The successful candidate will be passionate about providing excellent patient care whilst helping further develop our service. The post is 22.5 hours/week.

Our service provides assessment, advice, therapy and training for patients with acquired communication and swallowing disorders. We offer appointments by home visit, telephone, and video as well as outpatient clinics. Our caseload includes neurological degenerative conditions, stroke services, care homes and two community hospitals.

The service covers Scarborough, Filey, Ryedale, Pocklington and Whitby and we are looking for an individual to cover a clinical caseload in Whitby and Scarborough.

For further information and discussion please contact Jacinta Hornby (Speech and Language Therapist) on 07814 600 961.Please do not ring this number for application packages.

If there is a high volume of applications received we reserve the right to close this advert one week after opening.

You will also be asked to prove your Right to Work in the UK and complete identification checks and a Disclosure & Barring check.

Humber Foundation Trust are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, the Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high quality, comprehensive service in line with the guidance of the Humber NHS Foundation Trust, the Health and Care Professions Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. The paramount concern being the well-being of clients.

To continue to demonstrate specialist clinical skills in practice and provide support and advice re the delivery of care in partnership with patients, relatives, staff, managers, and externally with other agencies.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated 'Good' health and social careTrust that delivers integrated health services to communities across Hull,East and North Yorkshire. To find out more about our wide range ofservices visit humber.nhs.uk/ServicesYou will join our team of over 2,800 colleagues that work together tochange lives.. We're proud of our Trust community and we know you willreceive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our staff and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.North Yorkshire is a great place to live and offers some of the mostcompetitive house prices in the country with access to excellent schools and further and higher education providers.We offer a wide range of benefits to help support a healthy work-life balance and support your overall health and wellbeing.Including:? Free on-siteparking? Buy and sell annual leave? Cycle to work & car leasing schemes? Extra day off on completion of mandatory training and receivingyour flu vaccination? Wide -range of Health & Wellbeing benefitsFind out more about what makes our Trust 'Humbelievable' at join.humber.nhs.uk

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To provide and receive complex, sensitive and challenging clinical information e.g. condition related communication with adults and relatives, where there are barriers to understanding.
  • Use specialist skills in assessing the needs of patients families and settings, based on the analysis of a range of complex facts and situations. Plan and carry out interventions on the assessment and interpretation of this information.
  • To prioritise, plan and manage a specialist caseload, delegating tasks to others as appropriate working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Be responsible for managing and prioritising own workload, balancing the needs of patients, their families and service/organisation requirements/competing priorities
  • Professional networking locally and regionally

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Current registration with HCPC and RCSLT
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree, short specialist courses (e.g.Post Graduate module in dysphagia ) plus equivalent knowledge and experience in specialist field e.g adults with acquired conditions and evidence of CPD
  • Leadership qualification/equivalent experience if required
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent presentation skills/training experience
  • Recent experience as a supervisor and placement educator
Knowledge Essential
  • Full understanding of relevant policy, legislation and guidance relevant to clinical and service area
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area
  • Good IT skills
  • Specialist understanding of relevant clinical practice, standards and protocols within identified clinical area.
  • Evidence of undertaking audits/surveys
  • Member of specialist interest group/network, locally or regionally
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of sound post-registration professional practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) at a specialist level of care
  • Experience of case load management within specialist service area
  • Experience of multi-agency/professional working
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active patient/relative involvement/participation
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Effective inter-personal skills. Able to demonstrate effective communication skills and work flexibly within the team/service
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff to embrace change
  • Experience in supervising and mentoring
  • Ability to effectively commute between patient homes, clinics and Trust sites

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