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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 317-2019-35-012

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Adult Speech & Language Therapy
Location:
317 03 Campus for Ageing and Vitality
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata, per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to provide specialist assessment and management, for complex patients on the combined Stroke Rehabilitation and Elderly Rehabilitation Ward and with the support of the Highly Specialist SLT to develop Speech and Language Therapy Services for stroke patients and their carers within NUTH NHS Trust which are in line with local and national guidelines.

Role Responsibilities

  • to be the Specialist SLT for the Trust’s acute stroke and elderly rehabilitation setting working with the supervision of Highly Specialist SLT and Expert Practitioner SLTs
  • to manage a clinical caseload of complex patients delivering the highest standard of SLT care to patients ensuring equity of access to stroke and elderly care, support and advice for patients, relatives, staff, wards and departments across the Trust
  • to be an active member of the stroke rehabilitation and elderly rehabilitation multi-disciplinary teams, ensuring service planning and delivery is managed and delivered to evidence based guidelines
  • to be responsible for own professional development and development of specialist skills in the area of acute stroke and stroke rehabilitation
  • to undertake audit and service evaluation to demonstrate the impact, effectiveness and outcomes of SLT within acute stroke and stroke rehabilitation and to the benefit of patient care
  • to provide education and training in elderly care for other SLTs and other professionals within the Trust.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

 

 

 

 

 




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