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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Come and join our developing team

We have opportunities across in-patient wards and in the community working with people with dementia and with mental health challenges. You would be welcome to work full or part-time, covering one or a mix of teams. We would welcome a conversation about what opportunities would suit you.

Ward teams are based at Millbrook (Kingsmill Hospital) and Highbury Hospital, (Bulwell).

Community teams are based at Kirkby-in-Ashfield (currently but moving to Millbrook) and Highbury Hospital.

The roles are supported by welcoming multi-disciplinary teams, SLT Clinical Specialists and AHP Lead.

Main duties of the job

The role requires clinical and professional expertise in order that those with speech, language and communication needs and/or dysphagia needs benefit from a well-coordinated pro-active, specialist, efficient and effective speech and language therapy service within the mental health & dementia wards and/or community.

The post holder is responsible for specialist SLT assessment and diagnosis, individual therapy and management, training, advice and a consultative/coaching approach within their specialism/setting as appropriate.

The post holder will have a delegated leadership and responsibility for the SLT needs within their setting. Within their setting they will identify and advise around needs and trends and together with their line manager they will develop and provide training and professional mentorship/ supervision.

About us

We have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

This post is both rewarding and a vital role towards the delivery of treatment to our patients. Please see attached JD/PS.

In return, we will offer you a range of benefits for Making A Difference with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including:
  • Up to 33 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata)
  • Flexible working
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Retail discounts
  • Regular support and clinical supervision including CPD opportunities

We would welcome informal chats or visits, please contact:

Highly Specialist SLT Margaret Metcalfe 07890 390145

MHSOP AHP Lead Helen Caldwell 07880 050268

Person Specification
Contractural Requirements
  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

  • Recognised SLT Degree/diploma
  • NQT competencies completed
  • RCLST Registered
  • HCPC Registered

  • Portfolio of relevant post qualification CPD
  • Post basic dysphagia training or completed competencies

  • Post basic dysphagia training or completed competencies

  • Working experience of assessing and managing caseloads within clinical area
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working
  • Experience of enabling different staff groups to understand issues around communication and/or dysphagia
  • Experience of supporting students and other staff

  • Experience of delivering a variety of approaches to SLT service delivery
  • Experience in developing evaluation / audit tools and resources as part of SLT team
  • Experience of delivering Learning and development opportunities for others

  • Knowledge of SLT delivery including the use of different approaches and multi-disciplinary working, across different contexts and environments.
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group)
  • Knowledge of different assessments and interventions to working with dementia and mental health diagnoses.

  • Experience of supporting other staff and students
  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Team builder and team member
  • Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision

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