An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join the Speech and Language Therapy team in Carlisle and Eden. This is full time permanent position providing a Speech and Language Therapy service to adults with a variety of communication aNd swallowing disorders
This post is a mixed acute and community post working on the acute wards in Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle and across Carlisle and Eden community. The successful candidate will be expected to travel across North Cumbria and therefore being able to drive is essential for this post.
You will be working in a small friendly team with well established supervision and training opportunities. Full support will be given to complete dysphagia competencies.
If you require any further information, please ring Hazel Gilmore on 07811714387
Main duties of the job
Please refer to the job description for further information of the duties and requirements for this post.
Regular lone working will be required within the scope of practice with training, regular supervision and support from the Speech and Language Therapy team. This post will involve working face to face with patients in a multiple of locations and also indirectly via telephone and telemedicine platforms
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
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Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
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As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
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Person Specification personal circumstances Essential
- Knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools relevant to the client group
- In depth knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions (relevant to a diverse client group) and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits
- Working knowledge of assessment and therapy materials, including alternative communication strategies.
- Awareness of the standards of clinical record keeping
- Evidence of clinical experience of working with adult patients with a variety of communication difficulties
- Evidence of clinical experience of working with adult patients with swallowing difficulties
- Some knowledge of current national and local strategies, clinical guidelines, policy drivers and issues relating to provision for adults with a diverse and complex range of communication and swallowing difficulties.
- Degree or equivalent qualification in Speech and Language Therapy approved by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).
- Registered with HCPC
- On-going membership with the RCSLT
Skills and aptitudes Essential
- Ability to manage own time, prioritise tasks and work independently under pressure.
- Ability to manage a caseload within a large rural area in a variety of settings
- Excellent auditory, perceptual and observational skills.
- Excellent analytical and judgement skills
- Ability to use highly developed communication skills in a range of challenging environments and contexts
- Ability to maintain intense concentration when there are many interruptions and conflicting demands on your time.
- Formal presentation skills.
- Excellent IT skills.
Other requirements Essential
- To Act in ways that support equality and diversity and demonstrates Trust values.
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