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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
20 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an SLT with relevant experience and an interest in working within Mental Health Services for Older People? We are looking for enthusiastic SLTs to come and work within our developing team.

We currently have opportunities within community services for people living with dementia and on both mental health and dementia wards.

The inpatient services are based at Millbrook Mental Health Unit (Mansfield) and Highbury Hospital (Bulwell).

The community teams are based at Lings Bar Hospital (West Bridgford), Highbury Hospital and Byron House (Newark).

We can offer full or part-time opportunities and you could work covering one or a mix of teams. We welcome applicants with transferrable skills who are keen to develop their experience within the mental health and dementia specialisms. We would welcome a conversation about which opportunity would be the best fit for you.

You will be regularly supported by our (part-time) Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, who have national reputations in the field of dementia care and will encourage your development through in-service and external CPD opportunities.

Previous applicants need not apply.
Main duties of the job

The role requires clinical and professional expertise to deliver a specialist, interdisciplinary, efficient and effective Speech and Language Therapy Service including to people living with a language led dementia.

You would be responsible for specialist SLT assessment and diagnosis, intervention and management, advice and education as appropriate.

You will have opportunity to discuss service needs and trends with your senior colleagues and will support your team with professional advice and training as required

For more information, please see the attached job description and person specification.

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

This role is both rewarding and a vital role towards the delivery of treatment to our patients.

In return, you will have access to internal and external training, quality improvement opportunities, not to mention a whole range of benefits including:
  • Up to 33 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Flexible working
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and sick pay
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of training and development opportunities
  • Working in a supportive environment
  • Retail discounts
  • Regular support and clinical supervision including CPD opportunities

Person Specification
  • Recognised SLT Degree/diploma
  • NQT competencies completed
  • RCLST Registered
  • HCPC Registered

  • Portfolio of relevant post qualification CPD
  • Post basic dysphagia training or completed competencies

  • Post basic dysphagia training or completed competencies

  • Working experience of assessing and managing caseloads within clinical area
  • Experience of effective multi-disciplinary/agency working
  • Experience of enabling different staff groups to understand issues around communication and/or dysphagia
  • Experience of supporting students and other staff

  • Experience of delivering a variety of approaches to SLT service delivery
  • Experience in developing evaluation / audit tools and resources as part of SLT team
  • Experience of delivering Learning and development opportunities for others

  • Knowledge of SLT delivery including the use of different approaches and multi-disciplinary working, across different contexts and environments.
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group)
  • Knowledge of different assessments and interventions to working with dementia and mental health diagnoses.

  • Experience of supporting other staff and students
  • Empathetic and psychologically minded
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Team builder and team member
  • Autonomous and able to work without direct supervision

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