Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
3 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist with a passion for providing and developing high quality, coordinated Stroke specialist rehabilitation? If so, we have the opportunity you are looking for.

You will undertake the role of specialist Speech and Language Therapist working as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide a dynamic specialist integrated stroke care.

You will be working both in the community and at Albion Mill which is a new 'state of the art' facility which also offers rehabilitation as part of the stroke pathway. Over the coming months the service will be developing an early intensive intervention pathway, alongside routine care, and this role will be pivotal in leading change and supporting staff.

We hold regular team meetings, demonstrate commitment to continuing professional development and encourage clinical development.
Clinical supervision will be provided by therapists in Central Lancashire.
This post will be part of the seven day/bank holiday rota, as the service develops.

Supported by senior leaders who operate in partnership across Pennine Lancashire, we are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, motivated and creative individuals who can join our vibrant team. An ability to work independently, provide evidence based high quality, safe and effective patient care, be a positive role model and demonstrate the Trust's values is essential.

We look forward to meeting you and supporting you in your new role.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment, treatment, planning, delivery and evaluation of evidence -based highly specialised speech and language intervention within the areas of:
  • Stroke
  • Rehabilitation

This post offers an exciting opportunity as we are working towards the delivery of a Pennine Lancashire single stroke model including an integrated team. The post holder would have a key role in driving service development and ensuring excellent Speech and Language Therapy provision for Blackburn with Darwen residents.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required together with good organizational and time management skills. Flexibility in working patterns to meet the needs of the service is essential over 7 days a week. You will have access to transport.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Current professional registration with HCPC as Speech and Language Therapist
  • Masters module/post grad qualification in relevant field of clinical expertise (or working towards) / post-grad qualification/equivalent knowledge & experience to masters level
Experience Essential
  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
  • Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change
Knowledge Essential
  • In depth knowledge relevant to the post including dysphagia
  • Understanding of clinical governance framework and implications for practice including audit and research governance.
  • In-depth understanding of current NHS/government policy/Public Health/NICE guidelines on organisational change and the ability to adapt these appropriately to local service needs through publication of documents

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