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Speech and Language Therapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£27,055 to £32,934 a year Per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board for a full time Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to provide a specialist service to people with Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury within the Community Neuro Rehabilitation Service (CNRS).

The Community Neuro Rehabilitation Service works with acute and community services, providing specialist skills to support the provision of neuro-rehabilitation in people's homes via Early Supported Discharge for Stroke and our Acquired Brain Injury Service. We are a friendly and experienced rehabilitation team including Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Assistant Practitioners, Living Well After Stroke Support Workers and a dedicated Administration team.

Main duties of the job

You will work with people in community settings acrossGwentwho have had a stroke orbrain injury presenting with a range of communication and swallowing difficulties. You will engage with interdisciplinary team working, supporting students, training delivery and involvement in clinical governance activities.

Experience of working with people with neurological difficulties, dysphagia knowledge and experience of delivering groupsare desirable. This job is open to Newly Qualified Practitioners(NQP) and a supervision system will be in place to support NQP competency completion. You will have access to support and regular continuing professional development from our Adult SLT service with direct supervision from our lead SLT.

There is also ample opportunity in this role to help develop and run a communication caf and book club groups as part of the 'Niwrostwit Recovery College' a new, innovative, co-created part of the CNRS and support our Living Well After Stroke Service.

For further information contact Emma Louise Sinnott Lead Speech and Language Therapist in CNRS or Adele Griffiths Head of CNRS on 01495 363461

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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/or Knowledge Essential
  • Speech and Language Therapy Degree Registered with HCPC Member of RCSLT
  • Some Research methodology/ clinical audit training
Experience Essential
  • A range of clinical placements Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools Knowledge of specific assessment/treatment tools for complex needs
  • Experience of working with a range of clients with stroke or brain injury Experience of running therapy groups Experience of working with multidisciplinary colleagues Knowledge of clinical governance issues. Knowledge of national policies in Health and/or Education Reflective practice theory
Aptitude and Abilities Essential
  • Auditory discrimination and perceptual skills Ability to transcribe phonetically and analyse linguistic output Excellent and sensitive interpersonal skills including observation, listening, counselling and empathy skills Able to analyse assessment information and make clinical decisions Critical appraisal skills.
  • Skills in analysing and communicating complex assessment information Ability to speak Welsh or willingness to learn.
Values Essential
  • Resilience to emotionally demanding situations Ability to accept standards of others Reflective practice skills with mentors Empathy Personal initiative
  • Able to help people to reflect on practice Good supervisory skills Excellent problem solving skills Emerging leadership

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