Community Stroke Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 6 Specialist Speech and Language therapist to join our busy South Nottinghamshire Community Stroke Team.

Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services (CHS) Division of NottsHC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home.

We offer various clinical and non-clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being part of an organisation as diverse as NottsHC provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and personally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

This role requires day-to-day delivery of care in our Integrated Community Stroke Multidisciplinary Team of AHP's, together you all make the difference. You will need to:

Demonstrate your passion, 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.

Support our clients to enable them to live their optimum life, being self-caring and independent with their health needs following a stroke.

Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework, providing compassionate, realistic and timely support to a diverse client group and their families.

Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be adaptable, reliable, resourceful and approachable, evidencing high levels of personal and clinical credibility, being able to establish effective working relationships in a range of work settings.

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

An exciting opportunity has opened up for a band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join the Integrated Community Stroke Team across Nottingham South. We are looking for someone is able to demonstrate motivation, drive commitment and passion for promoting health, well-being and independence for stroke patients in the community. We are a values-based Trust and are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic clinicians who believe in the provision of patient-centred care.

This post will allow the successful applicant the opportunity to work collaboratively within an integrated multi-disciplinary team, providing specialist interventions to patients referred to the Community Stroke Rehabilitation services, including early support stroke rehabilitation. The multidisciplinary team includes Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Clinical Neuro-Psychology, Assistant Practitioners and Rehabilitation support workers.

The service enables the accelerated discharge of stroke patients into their home environment, providing specialist rehabilitation in the community. You will have a key role in helping facilitate and support timely discharges from in patient setting such as the acute hospital by working closely and providing in reach joint working with our close partners. The team provides on-going rehabilitation in a variety of community settings focusing on timed specific patient goals and also embraces the needs and ability of their carers. You will have a key role in the management of complex patients throughout the pathway.

We are therefore looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who is able to manage complex cases and situations and able to adapt to working in different environments.

You must have a

- Recognised Speech and Language Therapist Degree Qualification

- Health Professions Council Licence to Practice

As part of the community stroke therapy service, the post-holder will be requiredto have a valid full UK driving license and have access to vehicle for work purposes; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

The service runs from 8am 5pm during Monday to Friday, the service aims to provide weekend therapy input with bank holiday working also required.

BASE: The Community Stroke Team cover the South of the County which includes three potential bases: Stapleford Care Centre, Park House and Lings Bar Hospital.This post will be based within the Nottingham North and East locality at Park house.

We know that compassionate leadership, which focuses on staff engagement and inclusion, supporting staff well-being and quality will deliver excellent outcomes for patients and therefore adopt a bottom up approach to ensure all staff voices are heard and contribute to strategic and operational improvements, promoting shared ambitions resulting in achievable outcomes.

In this role you will be working with us in the South Unit of Management, you will become part of the Community Stroke family and be welcomed by an extremely supportive and efficient team who display high levels of quality and compassion to the care they provide.

As you settle in you will receive regular, meaningful managerial supervisions and an appraisal within 4 months of commencing in your role to establish how we can support you to be the best version of yourself, whilst achieving your developmental needs and aspirations.

You will have access to internal and external training and quality improvement opportunities and not to mention the wide range of employee benefits NottsHC offer;
  • Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS service and in accordance with A4C terms and conditions)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working and job share opportunities
  • Promotion of a healthy work life balance
  • Receivean induction which is tailored to suit your individual needs.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes e.g. public transport loans, cycle schemes
  • Staff discount schemes e.g. Discounted leisure Centre membership
  • Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
  • An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling services
  • Support for carers

Further information regarding NottsHC employee benefits can be found on our website.

The job description and person specification is attached for further information on this position and should you wish to discuss this post further, please contact Claire Lee - Team Lead on 07973 656 678 or alternatively

If you want to be the part of an experienced integrated community stroke team that helps make a difference to clients, then we look forward to receiving your application
Person Specification
Qualifications/ Professional
  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy Degree Qualification
  • Health and Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Evidence of successful completion of short courses related to client group

  • Relevant Relevant post-graduate experience in Stroke including experience with working with dysphagia and communication difficulties
  • Experience of service planning.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of goal setting

  • Advanced Dysphagia Training
  • Experience of working in the community

  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to adapt to different circumstances (MDT/Carer/client, Cognitive & communication difficulties)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Good reasoning skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well in a team and to see the benefits of teamwork
  • Well organised Motivated and a motivator
  • Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision

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