Speech & Language Therapist

Employer
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Northampton
Salary
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Stroke & Community

WTE 1.0 Band 5/6 development post

Band 5 £ 25,655 - £31,365

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our established, respected, supportive, proactive service working within the Speech and Language Therapy team across the stroke pathway and community services in Northamptonshire. Sessions are available within the stroke hyper-acute/acute and rehabilitation wards in Northampton General Hospital as well as generalist community clinics in the county.

Northampton General Hospital has a dynamic and highly rated stroke service as the designated centre for countywide acute stroke services. There are close working relationships with the Northamptonshire specialist stroke community services including strong networking and in-service training opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Your community caseload will involve Progressive Communication disorders as well as routine and complex dysphagia, you will be based in a clinic but community visit will also be required. The location of the clinic is TBC.

Your community caseload will involve Progressive Communication disorders as well as routine and complex dysphagia, you will be based in a clinic but community visit will also be required. The location of the clinic is TBC.

You will have the ability to work on your own initiative yet thrive as a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team. You will possess excellent interpersonal and team-working skills and approach your work with energy and enthusiasm.

All SLT staff are encouraged to attend regular team meetings, countywide staff meetings and in-house clinical forums. The service promotes a strong culture of clinical supervision. Professional development is encouraged through membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Networks, in-house and external training courses and is monitored through annual appraisal.

Knowledge of RCP National Stroke Guidelines and SSNAP audit is desirable. Dysphagia experience is essential.

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Stroke experience
Desirable
  • understanding of SSNAP
Skills Essential
  • Able to work within a MDT
Desirable
  • experience of MTD working
Skills Essential
  • Dysphagia experience
Desirable
  • Dysphagia - management and treatment


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