Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
6 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 (SLT) to join our central Norfolk Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy service.

You will provide assessment and treatment for adults with communication and swallowing difficulties from a range of diagnostic groups across inpatient and outpatient settings , as well as peoples own homes within the community.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment for adults with communication and swallowing disorders in the Community Team.
  • To provide specialist education, training and advice to patients, carers, SLT colleagues, other health care professionals, students, and voluntary organisations.
  • To demonstrate specialist skills in dealing with complex cases, cultural and linguistic differences, and to generate appropriate strategies for caseload management in the community population.
  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure interprofessional patient care for patients with communication and swallowing disorders.
  • To be involved in undertaking audit and contributing to research in provision of treatment, to patients with communication and swallowing disorders.
  • To support SLT students, volunteers, band 4 and band 5 colleagues in the assessment and management of clients with swallowing and communication difficulties in inpatient community hospital and outpatient settings.

About us

You will benefit from being part of a supportive, experienced team who will provide regular clinical, management, and peer supervision as well as regular team meetings and continuing professional development opportunities.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description Job responsibilities

See attached job description for full details of main responsibilities and duties for this job role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Has relevant qualifications in Speech & Language Therapy
  • Registered member of the RCSLT and HCPC
  • Completed post-graduate dysphagia training
  • oSuccessful completion of specialist short courses relevant to field.
Experience Essential
  • oPost graduate clinical experience of working with adult patients with acquired communication and swallowing disorders.
  • oEvidence of contributing to audit within an SLT service.
  • oExperience in multidisciplinary team caseload management.
  • oExperience in the rehabilitation of clients with communication and swallowing difficulties in a community setting.
Skills Essential
  • Ability to manage independently a caseload of patients with communication and swallowing disorders.
  • Special interest in Community SLT intervention.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both individually and in groups.
  • Ability to organise workload and manage time effectively.
  • Good presentation skills, both written and spoken.
  • Experience of dealing with end of life issues
Personal and People Development Essential
  • oAbility to support junior members of staff, volunteers and SLT students.
  • oDemonstrable experience in supervising or managing junior members of staff, volunteers and/or SLT students.
Personal Attributes / Behaviours Essential
  • oAbility to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people & vulnerable adults.
  • oAbility to empathise with and manage patients who may have life-changing, progressive and/or terminal conditions.
  • oAbility to work independently with initiative and flexibility.

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