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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 370-AHP6SLT-3440

Employer:
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Speech and Language Therapy - 536217
Location:
Warrington
Salary:
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. WE provide a first-class service from our two acute (secondary) care hospitals across two sites in the boroughs of Warrington and Halton, supporting a diverse population of 330,000. It has approximately 4,700 staff and an annual turnover of c.£317m.

The majority of our emergency care and complex surgical care is based at Warrington Hospital. The Halton Hospital site is home to the Nightingale Building, a centre of excellence for routine surgery, and the Captain Sir Tom Moore Building, housing our orthopaedic surgery services.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Inclusive, Kind, Embracing Change

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey. WHH is also an Armed Forces Friendly organisation and welcomes applications from members of the Military Veteran and Armed Forces Community.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.


Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

We are delighted to have the opportunity to expand our adult SLT service with the introduction of two new full-time Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist posts in the acute setting.

The posts are based within the adult SLT team at Warrington Hospital covering all acute wards, including the Stroke Unit. The balance of sessions across these two clinical areas will be designed to reflect the successful candidates’ areas of interest and experience. The caseload consists of patients with communication and swallowing impairments arising from neurological conditions, including progressive neurological conditions and stroke. We are looking for experienced SLTs with strong clinical skills, including the ability to practice dysphagia independently.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of working with a range of acquired disorders. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team

With post graduate experience of adult acquired swallowing disorders, you will have a recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree or equivalent qualification and Health Professions Council Licence to Practice.

We are a small, friendly team, able to offer ongoing support, regular team meetings, and clinical supervision as part of your CPD

Successful applicants will be required to apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Turner, Clinical Lead SLT tel: 01925 662062

 




This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

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The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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