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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 419-2683108-SSLT-CG2-B

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
AHP Speech & Language - Scarborough
£31,365 - £37,890 pro rata

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Our Values

  • We are KIND
  • We are OPEN
  • We pursue EXCELLENCE

We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

Contract: permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours/week (applications for less hours will also be considered)

The beautiful North Yorkshire Coast, with miles of unspoiled countryside and long stretching coastlines….

We have an exciting opportunity for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to work on our acute general wards.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual, to work with a small, friendly team of Speech and Language Therapists. We are looking for a band 6 wanting to develop advanced dysphagia and leadership skills, or a current band 5 seeking development in a band 6 role. The ideal candidate should have achieved dysphagia training and should be skilled in managing complex dysphagia patients.

The post provides an exciting opportunity to develop skills and knowledge within the areas of stroke and acute wards and also developing your skills in video-fluoroscopy through our weekly SLT-led clinic and tracheostomy management as our critical care/respiratory service expands. If you don’t have VFSS skills, we have a dedicated training programme to help you develop the competencies required to work in the service.

You will be working alongside highly skilled and experienced colleagues with access to supervision from Advanced Clinical Specialists, and strong supervisory links from AHP peers. The post would also offer the candidate the opportunity to supervise and provide mentorship to junior colleagues including Band 5's, general rehabilitation assistants and SLT students and participate within service development projects.

You must be able to demonstrate an ability to work under pressure, in a busy acute environment, as part of a team and as an autonomous practitioner. You should be confident in managing a caseload independently, assessing and treating patients with a wide range of communication and swallowing difficulties. The speech and language therapy department at Scarborough Hospital provides both acute and stroke services across two sites, therefore access to a vehicle is essential.

You will take a clinical leadership role for the inpatient service across these two sites, contributing to overall service delivery and improvement. There are excellent opportunities for personal development and there is a robust CPD programme in place, with regular senior support and supervision, being readily available.

If you are interested in this post and would like further information about the opportunities available, please email or telephone to discuss the post further:

Laura Parlour - Team Manager SLT

(01723) 342250 / (07917) 513220

We would be very pleased to hear from you.

Please note that the interview will take place on 14th December 2020.

It's not just the area that's a great draw, as well: as a member of our team, you’ll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

Agile and Flexible Working - We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments whilst ensuring minimal service impact, and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

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A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our ‘Our guidance for applicants’ before applying. Good luck with your application!

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