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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a passion for rehab? Do you want to be able to make a real difference to patients' lives? Then this is the job for you! We're recruiting a full-time, permanent B6 SLT starting 1st April 2023 to join our fabulous team in the beautiful Nevill Hall Hospital. This is easily commutable from anywhere in Gwent, along the heads of the Valleys corridor, Cardiff, Gloucester and Bristol.

Within the SLT team, you'll be working closely with a B5 SLT with regular supervision and support from our B7 stroke lead and B8a professional lead. You'll also be able to access peer supervision including from an experienced B6 SLT in the sister rehabilitation ward in the Royal Gwent, Newport.

Aneurin Bevan SLT department is a supportive and friendly team that prioritises your development and will help you take steps to achieving your career goals, whether this be through internal or external training or development opportunities. We have some very experienced staff in the department including clinical academic SLTs and SLTs leading the profession nationally in their clinical areas.

You'll have on-site access to videofluoroscopy clinics and there is opportunity for VF training if this interests you. As a department we have a rehab focus, and we regularly invest in the newest technology to support our patients including:
  • Biozoon trial on site which you can lead on locally, including up-skilling the MDT to improve patients' quality of life.
  • VR headsets
  • SEMG and IOPI

Main duties of the job

You'll have the chance to work across the stroke rehabilitation and acute medical caseloads so there will be the perfect mix of dysphagia and communication work to suit all interests. You'll be a key member of the stroke MDT where SLT is truly valued by therapies, nursing and medical colleagues.

The focus of this role will be providing assessment and rehabilitation across the site. Within the stroke unit you'll have the freedom and opportunity to shape the service to meet your patient's needs. This could include developing group therapy or breakfast clubs.

We're looking for someone enthusiastic and passionate about rehab and MDT working. Dysphagia competencies (or the majority of them signed off) are a must for this role.

If this sounds like the role for you, then apply now! We welcome informal chats or site visits from interested applicants.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

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 Essential
  • Speech and Language Degree
  • Evidence of in depth continuing professional development
Experience Essential
  • Experience of performing and analysing highly complex assessments
Skills Essential
  • Able to analyse complex assessment information for complex cases and make specialist clinical decisions
  • Highly developed auditory discrimination and perceptual skills
Knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of specific assessment/treatment tools for clients with complex needs

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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