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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/08/2020.

Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 267-CH2566142

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) to join our friendly Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy Team in Central Oxfordshire. You will be working within a dedicated community team offering triage, assessment and therapy to adults with acquired communication, voice and swallowing impairments in a variety of settings.

As part of an integrated locality team, you will support multi-disciplinary working for our clients within their homes and local community, utilising Telehealth to deliver interventions.

Newly Qualified Applications will be considered with relevant undergraduate experience. We will support you to achieve your Newly Qualified Practitioner competencies (NQPs) alongside locally developed voice competencies as well as the RCSLT dysphagia competencies with the aim to progress up to Level C (Specialist Dysphagia Practitioner) over time. The Trust additionally provides a Preceptorship Programme which provides structured support and guidance to develop independent professionals in the first year of practice.

This varied role will provide many opportunities to further develop your clinical skills and experience across a wide range of clinical areas.

We place a strong emphasis on team working and continuing professional development and welcome your involvement in projects and audit as well as contributions to service development and deliver our yearly team objectives. You will be well supported and encouraged to fulfil your potential through regular supervision and ongoing review of self-led yearly objectives.

You will have regular access to clinical supervision, line management, clinical excellence groups, departmental meetings, peer support and specialist clinics such as video-fluoroscopy and voice clinics.

We are a flexible service and cross-site working may be required. Applicants must hold a valid UK driving license and have access to a car or other suitable vehicle.

We also recognize the importance of caring for our staff and encourage involvement in the trust’s well-being events, offer childcare vouchers and a cycle to work scheme.

If you are committed to providing high quality patient care and enjoy working in a varied environment and want more information about this exciting opportunity or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Louise Peart, Clinical Lead SALT on 01865 904193. Due to the Covid situation all interviews will be completed digitally using Microsoft Teams.

Own car or access to alternative travel for business use is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameLouise PeartJob titleClinical Lead SALTEmail addresslouise.peart@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number01865 904193

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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