Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Stroke
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to work within the Adult SLT team and the Integrated Community Stroke and Neurorehab Service team.
The post will have a clinical focus on patient care across the stroke pathway both within the acute stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital and the community setting. Both the Adult SLT Team and ICSNRS team are a friendly and supportive group of Therapists, Assistants and admin staff serving the Fylde Coast population. Both teams are dedicated to continued service improvement and over recent years have developed our telehealth capabilities within the community and our inpatient FEES service alongside our long-established videofluoroscopy service. You will have excellent training and development opportunities, alongside a robust supervision and appraisal system. You will have the opportunity to work alongside highly specialised staff both within the acute and community settings.
We will be holding a MS Teams Q&A session so you can learn more about the service and the post. Please email email@example.com for times and link.
Main duties of the job
The clinical commitments of this post include undertaking comprehensive assessments of swallowing and communication needs after a stroke. It also involves explaining and discussing treatment options and developing an agreed individualised, outcome-focused treatment plan, maintaining accurate records for all patients, and managing any identified risks appropriately.
You will be supporting the smooth transfer of patients from the acute hospital setting into the community to ensure effective response times and communication with patients, carers, MDT and referrers, avoiding any unnecessary hospital stays.
Along with developing achievable goals for rehabilitation, you will be responsible for working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure all our patients receiving therapy within the community setting have the same access as inpatients.
You will also support junior SLTs, Therapy Assistants and students; attend and contribute to departmental meetings e.g., daily huddles, multidisciplinary team meetings (MDT), case conferences etc., along with contributing and supporting service developments within the team.
Please see attached Job Description for further information.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the Fylde Coast. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.
As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.
Please see attached job description and job & person specification for further details regarding this role. Please ensure you address the job & person specifications within your application.
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