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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/08/2021.

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 241-406B-21-A

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Speech & Language Therapy
Lever Chambers Centre for Health/ Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton
£31,365 - £37,890 pq pro rata

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was formed in 2008 and, in 2011, we became an integrated provider with community health services joining the trust. Covering a catchment area that also incorporates parts of Bury, Wigan and Salford, we deliver hospital and community based services from the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth and from 20 health centres across Bolton, to a catchment population of 320,000 people. We have a CQC rating as good overall and we have some key areas of outstanding practice with an outstanding rating for being well led at every level.

Buildings, names and models of care have changed over the centuries, but one thing has remained constant and is prevalent among our 5,900+ staff members: the enduring commitment to providing the best health and care for the people of Bolton.

Bolton Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service is looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated and dynamic Speech & Language Therapists to take on Specialist roles working within adult acute, stroke and community caseloads. We are an integrated service working across the borough of Bolton; with links to neighbourhood teams as part of the Bolton Integrated Care Partnership and opportunities to develop new and innovative ways of working. Bolton NHS Foundation Trust recently scored highest in the NHS Staff Survey as the best place to work in Greater Manchester.

Roles available will enable you to work with patients with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties across our acute stroke wards and community caseloads, dependent on service need and your clinical skills and/or interests. You will need to demonstrate specialist skills in dysphagia assessment and management and be able to take a lead on communication intervention. Experience in instrumental dysphagia assessment would be desirable.

We are a friendly and innovative team, where you will have opportunities to develop specialist skills further according to service need and your own interests. Clinical supervision is available from highly specialist SLTs and peer support is also available. You will be expected to take a lead on audit and/or service developments relevant to your role. You will be required to prepare and deliver training to health care professionals on the role of Speech and Language Therapy, dysphagia awareness and awareness of communication difficulties.

You will have a recognised Speech and Language Therapy qualification, HCPC registration and RCSLT membership, experience of working with an adult SLT caseload and excellent team working skills.

Flexible working is available and part-time roles will be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameAli CherrimanJob titlePrincipal Service Lead Adult Speech & Language TherapyEmail addressali.cherriman@boltonft.nhs.ukTelephone number01204 463210Additional contact information

Rachel Brennan

Highly Specialist Speech & Langauge Therapist

Royal Bolton Hospital

01204 390603

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed. We would particularly encourage candidates from a black and minority ethnic (BAME) background and candidates with health conditions or impairments.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

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