Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Adult Community Services
Fixed Term – 12 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen in Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust for two full time, fixed term Speech and Language Therapist Advanced Practitioners for Dysphagia within our speech and language therapy (SLT) team. The team provides assessment and therapy to adult patients who have acquired communication and swallowing difficulties.
The successful applicant will be an experienced independently practicing dysphagia clinician with a passion for supporting people with feeding and swallowing needs in the community.
We are committed to developing a progressive approach to SLT service delivery, involving enhanced triage, telehealth and domiciliary/outpatient visits. The successful applicant will have collective responsibility in triage, assessment and treatment; applying clinical knowledge and skills to produce substantial profiles of presenting conditions at triage, in preparation for case management via telephone and video consultations. There will be opportunity for remote working along with direct patient contact in nursing homes, outpatient clinics and patient’s homes.
North Staffordshire is a large geographic area. There is a high volume of patients with swallowing disorders and a broad spectrum of underlying conditions. This presents excellent opportunities for CPD, expanding clinical knowledge and skills and varied, stimulating work.
We have maintained a high quality service throughout the pandemic, adapting our approach utilising remote and face to face case management, as well as unprecedented levels of supervision, mentorship and peer support. Moving forward in the circumstances the successful applicant will make an important and valuable contribution to optimising this model and shaping our future service delivery, supported by our excellent speech and language therapy assistant practitioners and team of clerical staff.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has a strong commitment to supporting the CPD of our AHP workforce led by a Director of AHP. The Trust has excellent pastoral and professional support and supervision network and can offer:
• Regular Clinical Support and Supervision Groups and team meetings
• Professional development via our appraisal system
• In-service training and library facilities c/o Keele University Medical School
• A friendly working environment and flexible working arrangements.
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is a vibrant area undergoing major re-development with an expanding city centre and housing market. It offers excellent transport links to scenic countryside and neighbouring cities, places of historic interest, a lively cultural scene. The Trust is a Keele University Teaching Trust and links with local universities.
For further details / informal enquiries please contact:
Victoria Titley, Operational Manager on 0300 123 0991 option 3 or alternatively email: VictoriaL.firstname.lastname@example.org
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