Clinical Operational Manager for Speech and Language Therapy

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Senior Manager
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Derbyshire Healthcare Speech and Language Therapy team has a fantastic exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative Speech and Language Therapist, with extensive dysphagia experience, to provide highly specialist clinical interventions, working with adults with learning disabilities across community settings.

This opportunity would suit a committed Speech and Language Therapist to take the next step in their career as a Clinical Operational Manager, as part of the Speech and Language Therapy Team, within the Neurodevelopmental Division in Derbyshire, based in the community learning disability service.

We are looking for individuals who share our strong, value-based approach and have a highly specialist understanding of the support needs of people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism.

The successful candidate will also be expected to hold a caseload of complex cases for assessment and intervention in both communication and dysphagia.

Furthermore, this post includes the operational management and leadership of the Speech and Language Therapy Team, alongside the other operational managers and will also include wider supervision to SLTs across the neurodevelopmental division.

The individual will have strong communication skills and be a valued member of a team who aim to support service users.

Main duties of the job

Our Speech and Language Therapy team focusses on person-centred care, and aims to deliver excellent care to our service users, their families and carers, using interventions that are evidenced-based and outcome-measured.

Working across Derby and South Derbyshire, and predominantly holding a small complex clinical caseload, the post holder will work across the community in various settings, delivering highly specialist assessment and intervention, working closely with service users and their carers and other professionals in Health and Social Care.

Alongside clinical work, the post holder will be required to provide operational management to the Speech and Language Team, and will interface with other clinical operational managers across the Neurodevelopmental Service.

The post holder may be required occasionally to support the mental health wards, working with those with LD/A who are inpatients dependent on service and individual needs.

As a team, we are committed to continuing professional development and the post holder will have the opportunity to undertake development opportunities whilst with us.

About us

The Trust is committed to supporting research and offers flexible and agile working with IT support.

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of making a positive difference in people's lives.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues treated patients with compassion and kindness and felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/ year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days days after 10 year service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development

Job description Job responsibilities

Please review the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge of professional code of conduct/capacity/risk/clinical governance/legal and ethical responsibility
  • Developed specialist skills appropriate to post
  • Evidence of leadership skills, eg negotiation/conflict resolution
  • Extensive knowledge of LD/Autism
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Evidence of leading teams
  • Understanding of operational management policies
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience of supporting people with dysphagia
  • Experience of supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Experience of working as a part of community MDTs
  • Relevant, post-registration experience
  • Dysphagia experience
  • Experience of management of junior speech and language therapists.
Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree/Diploma
  • RCSLT and HCPC professional registration
  • Post-registration dysphagia training
  • Member of clinical excellence networks
  • Experiential training to demonstrate specialist skills
  • Completion of short courses

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