Speech & Language Therapist-Community Stroke Service

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are passionate about stroke and improving the quality of life for our stroke survivors. The Stroke Quality Improvement for Rehabilitation (SQuIRe) Project has enabled us to expand our team and start fully implementing the National Model for Integrated Community Stroke Services. This is an exciting opportunity to significantly enhance our service, supporting all stroke survivors in Worcestershire.

The job would be to work 18.75hrs over 2-3 days covering the county of Worcestershire alongside your SLT colleagues. We support flexible working, and the Trust is excellent in supporting well-being.

The ability to use your initiative, work proactively, demonstrate excellent communication and influencing skills, work within a team, manage and prioritise your own workload and respond flexibly to changing demands are essential requirements of the post.

As a trust we offer a robust induction period and continue to promote opportunities for development through 1:1 supervision session, peer working and in-service training.

Main duties of the job

Day to day, with your SLT colleagues, you will be undertaking comprehensive assessments and treatment of stroke patients with speech, language, voice, fluency and/or swallowing disorders. You will formulate individual programmes of rehabilitation using clinical reasoning and utilise a range of treatment skills, targeting realistic and measurable, patient-led goals. It is also expected that you will offer support and education to carers/families and the wider team.

You will input into the weekly MDT in which the team will discuss the progress of patients and identify goals that are achieved and ongoing. You will also need skills in advising, educating, skills in motivating and counselling and providing patient-centred care.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Provide holistic assessment and evidence-based rehabilitation to stroke patients to enable them to achieve their best potential.
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of the SLT practice provided by the service.
  • To act as a source of expertise on stroke patients management.
  • To maintain accurate comprehensive and contemporaneous documentation/patient records in line with legal requirements and Trust guidelines including personally generated clinical assessments/treatment requiring computer skills.
  • To demonstrate a high level of SLT stroke skills.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Attainment of degree or equivalent giving eligibility to practice as a Speech & Language Therapist.
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Current full RCSLT membership
Experience Essential
  • Post graduate clinical experience of assessment, diagnosis and full case management of adults with communication disorders and dysphagia associated with Stroke
  • Fully independent in the management of dysphagia
  • RCSLT Newly Qualified Practitioner Framework completed, resulting in full membership of the RCSLT
  • Experience of delivering training to others
  • Documented evidence of CPD
  • Good range of clinical experience
  • Full-filling SLT student placements
  • Experience of working within multidisciplinary teams

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