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Speech and Language Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
At MPFT we pride ourselves on staff wellbeing and development and can we offer you:
  • Opportunities for flexible working
  • Career development opportunities and coaching plus access to in house training programs
  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)
  • Child Care Vouchers Scheme
  • Recognition and engagement through our staff LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and Staff Engagement Surveys
  • NHS discounts available via the Blue Card and Red Guava schemes
  • Our SOOTHE resources - supporting staff across the trust with their physical, mental and financial health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.
  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters
  • In our Gift providing a platform for your voice to be heard to inform change
  • The opportunity to purchase additional annual leave

Main duties of the job

The Speech and Language Therapy service is provided to adult patients with disorders of communication, dysphagia and associated problems within community and hospital settings.

You will work within uni/multi-disciplinary teams in assessing and treating adult acquired communication disorders and dysphagia. You will contribute to the prevention of unnecessary hospital admissions, more timely discharges and the improvement of the health and wellbeing of the population served.

You will need to have the following skills or experience:
  • Be a registered Speech and Language Therapist
  • Pursue post graduate dysphagia training
  • A willingness to undertake post-registration training relevant to the post

You will received enhanced support to complete the RCSLT Newly Qualified Practitioner Competencies if not already completed.

About us

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is an award winning organisation with over 9000 employees. We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, covering services across North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight and Essex.

Demonstrating our strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, and in context of our objective aligned to the growth of diversity across the workforce; we are particularly seeking applications from individuals who may be from under-represented groups, such as black, Asian or other ethnic groups, individuals with a disability, or LGBTQ+ individuals who meet the specific criteria.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Job description Job responsibilities

Working in a multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with Specialist Speech and Language Therapists, you will
  • Provide assessment for service users and formulate, develop, implement and evaluate programmes of treatment /care/support for individuals, families and carers. The care/support plans may include the following:
    • Promoting independence/self-management and maintaining safety
    • Increased functional ability
    • Improvement in health and wellbeing including mental health
    • Interventions in disease/condition management
    • Prevention and reduction of health inequalities
    • Admission avoidance
    • Early supported discharge
    • Case management/treatment/care plans
    • Palliative and end of life care
  • Be responsible for an agreed case load
  • Use professional knowledge and judgement to take into account the range of care/support packages and treatment options available and consider each service users personal circumstances and preferences in order to implement and adjust programmes of care and intervention.

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent.
  • Registration with HCPC
  • All newly qualified clinical/social work staff are required to complete their preceptorship/ASYE during the first 12 months of employment
  • Evidence of/willing to undertake post-registration training relevant to the post. A commitment to supporting mentorship /pre-registration training for students
  • Post Graduate qualification in dysphagia
  • Evidence of completing specialist short courses
Experience Essential
  • Relevant experience/placements to the role including assessment and management of communication disorders and dysphagia
  • Ability to manage time and caseload effectively
  • Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with the impacts of disability
  • Community working
  • Rehabilitation
  • AAC
  • Membership of relevant Clinical Excellence Network
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team

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