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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/06/2020.

Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 371-HOI277-NS-F

Employer:
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Therapy - Prospect Park Hospital
Location:
Occupational & Physio Therapy MH Inpatients, Reading
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.


This post is part of the Mental Health inpatient service at Prospect Park Hospital (PPH).

An exciting opportunity has become available within the Mental Health inpatient service at Prospect Park Hospital. The Mental health inpatient service at PPH is based on the ward and predominantly focuses on dysphagia and training relevant staff members.

What’s special about this opportunity?

The Therapy Team at Prospect Park Hospital comprises of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetic and Speech and Language Therapy staff. You will receive clinical supervision and be supported to attend specialist clinical excellence groups through the RCSLT. You will work directly with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nursing Staff, and the Therapy Team. You will provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy assessment and intervention to working age and older adults within the mental health hospital. You will play a vital leadership role in managing and supervising colleagues within your team, supporting them to fulfil their capabilities. The role will also involve delivering the Dysphagia and Airway Obstruction in Mental Health training to all professional groups and staff in the hospital.

The wider BHFT Adult SLT services have excellent links with the University of Reading, the University of West London and the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Clinical education placements are provided for SLT students and for other HCP students such as OTs, Psychologists and CPNs.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having a ‘Outstanding’ rating overall, having being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Community Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘There was a clear vision, underpinned by a set of values that were well understood by staff across the trust.’

About you

Through strong clinical and evidence based practice leadership, the Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy assessment and interventions to patients on their caseload. The post holder will ensure that all patients are treated with compassion, dignity and respect placing value on the diversity of the local community and beyond. The Specialist Speech and Language Therapist’s key responsibility is to ensure that the patient experience and clinical record is of the highest quality inspiring patient and public confidence. This will be achieved through high visibility and accessibility on the wards and in the Community Team. The post holder will be expected to work in clinical practice for the majority of their time and will be a specialist in the clinical area.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and you would be very welcome to arrange to visit our unit. Please don’t hesitate to Emma Davies at 0118 960 5170 or email Emma.Davies@berkshire.nhs.uk who would be delighted to help. In addition to a competitive & flexible working opportunities, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), support with childcare vouchers, free onsite parking, access to an onsite gym and, as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), support with childcare and, as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

 




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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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