Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This post provides an exciting opportunity for a speech and language therapist to move into a highly specialist role within the clinical area of long term neurological conditions.

0.6 WTE Band 7 SLT post in the Mid- Nottinghamshire LTC Team based from Mansfield Community Hospital.

You will be the clinical lead of this specialist outpatient team working with people who have long term neurological conditions; providing assessment, treatment and management from early diagnosis through to palliative care. We work as a uni-disciplinary service however, have excellent links with specialist teams across the county including the Parkinson's Specialist team, Neuro Rehab therapists and our regional Electronic Assistive Technology Service

We provide patient focused care consistent with national initiatives for people living with long term conditions. We strive to offer evidence based therapy and embrace new treatment initiatives ( eg: LSVT, EMST ). We have a robust programme of treatment groups operating across the county

We work in clinic bases, patients own homes and care settings dependant on client need. We offer individual and group therapy options and have the support of a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant.

Main duties of the job

To provide a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Service to Mid Notts Community patients with who have a communication or swallowing impairment due to a long term neurological conditions.

To take a lead role in assessment and treatment of a caseload of patients with complex communication and swallowing needs

To participate in multi-disciplinary assessment and therapy where appropriate and to engage with the agencies that can support service users and their carers during their rehabilitation journey

To provide day-to-day co-ordination, support and clinical supervision of Speech and Language Therapists, SLT assistants, and students.

To contribute to service development initiatives and audit where appropriate.

To keep up to date with specialist interventions specific to the caseload.

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Speech and Language Therapist with highly specialist skills within the clinical area of long term conditions. They will have experience of working with patients who have both communication and swallowing disorders, in community settings.

The successful candidate will provide clinical leadership; take a lead role in the assessment and treatment of a complex and diverse caseload of patients, and provide day-to-day co-ordination, support, clinical supervision and appraisal of less experienced Speech and Language Therapists, an SLT assistant, and students.

They will coordinate and deliver specialist training to other professionals, as required, and will become involved in service-wide initiatives related to their clinical specialism

The role also involves working closely with other Band 7 clinical leaders across the South and Mid-Notts Community Teams. The post holder would be expected to contribute to ongoing service development, innovation and improvement.

The successful post-holder will have experience of working in the community and enjoy working as part of a uni-professional team. The post holder will have experience of managing patients with long term progressive conditions, be able to identify patients needs, and offer appropriate packages of care.

They will also have experience of supervising SLT assistants and junior SLTs. They will have experience of using AAC in a clinical setting and using technology therapeutically.

There is close support from other team members with a peer supervision programme also available. Monthly line management will be provided by the Head of Service. We are a large Nottinghamshire county wide service which provides opportunities to further develop specialist skills and knowledge.

You will be joining the department at a really exciting time. Following a recent re-organisation we are able to focus exclusively on developing the Adult Community SLT service. We are keen to engage everyone who comes to work with us in this process. If, like us, you are passionate about working in the community there will be opportunities to really influence the direction of our service. We are keen to innovate and develop to ensure that we are meeting the current and future needs of our clients. We have already started the process of developing a clear vision, mission and values for our service. We need your ideas, experience and enthusiasm to really make a difference.

You must have a:
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification
  • Health Professions Council License to Practice
  • Registered member of RCSLT

The post-holder will be required, to travel out from the base to attend training events, meetings, domiciliary visits etc. However, there has been an increase in efficiency with the opportunity for some home working , when required, and the use of digital technology allows meetings and supervision to take place via Microsoft Teams. This platform has also been used to provide individual patient assessment and management, also group therapy.

Person Specification
  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy Degree Qualification.
  • Health Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Post-graduate experience in specialist area

  • Master's Degree

Previous experience
  • Experience of working with specialist client group
  • Experience of working in the community/outpatient setting
  • Experience of service planning and project management.

  • Advanced dysphagia skills
  • Advanced skills working with communication disorders
  • Experience of AAC and of using technology therapeutically.

Knoweldge and skills
  • Highly specialist knowledge underpinned by current evidence-based practice
  • Well-established knowledge of a broad range of assessments relevant to specialist client group and extensive knowledge of a range of appropriate specialist therapeutic interventions
  • Proven application of current theories and practices on rehabilitation
  • Evidence of strong commitment to team and partnership working, and leadership skills
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach
  • Well-established knowledge of national policies, guidelines and procedures related to client group
  • Established organsiational skills and experience of caseload management
  • Understanding of the principles of clinical governance/audit

  • LSVT Trained

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