Speech and Language Therapist

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Bury New Road Manchester
£48,526 to £54,619 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
To be responsible for providing professional and clinical leadership to the Speech and Language Therapy workforce across the Trust footprint contributing to the development of high-quality Speech and Language Therapy services.

To act as an expert resource, responsible for managing a caseload of highly complex patients, championing evidence-based practice in Speech and Language Therapy to achieve clinical excellence and ensure that the highest levels of clinical practice and professional standards are delivered.

To undertake research, and lead on the implementation of national guidance and policies, audit and training programmes.

Main duties of the job

To provide clinical and professional leadership to the Speech and Language Therapy workforce across the Trust and be professionally accountable for the planning and delivery of high-quality Speech and Language Therapy, ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and efficient person centred care.

Budget holder for Speech and Language Therapy resource.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To effectively examine and assess patients, identify their problems, and needs and ensure that patients' medical, cognitive, psychological, social, environmental, and cultural factors are taken into account including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi-pathologies.
  • To utilise examination and assessment findings to competently plan and carry out specialist programmes of treatment from a range of therapeutic options appropriate to each patient, using evidence-based practice.
  • To be able to relate findings of assessment to presenting disease/pathology/ impairment.
  • To set appropriate treatment aims and objectives in negotiation with the patient and/or carer.
  • To take responsibility for devising specialist programmes of care for other professionals to carry out and for ensuring they are carried out appropriately.
  • To monitor and evaluate programmes of care carried out by other professionals and carers.
  • To provide specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of patients with communication and/or swallowing impairment.
  • To monitor and review care plans against outcomes and adjust care plans to facilitate achievement of goals
  • To raise awareness of communication and swallowing impairments via health promotion initiatives, educational initiatives, and health fairs.
  • To counsel and advise patients and/or carers as required to ensure that they are fully aware of the aims and objectives of SLT intervention.
  • To produce, disseminate and update reports/guidelines regarding individual care plans to carers and other professionals.

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.

27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years

Excellent pension

Cycle to work scheme

Salary sacrifice car scheme

Wellbeing programme

Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Essential Essential
  • oRCSLT accredited degree or equivalent certificate to practice as a speech and language therapist (SLT)
  • oHCPC registration
  • oMembership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • oPost basic training in dysphagia
Essential Essential
  • Evidence of post qualification
Desirable Desirable
  • Experience of working with both Older Adults and Adults of Working Age

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