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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2021.

Speech and Language Therapy Support Worker - Stroke, Band 3

Job Reference: 427-M20211150

Employer:
Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Adult Therapies
Location:
Bath
Salary:
£20,330 to £21,777

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire. We provide 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding .

New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome and a future full of opportunities at our Trust. You will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are simple; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Bath is a wonderful place to live and work. Our main hospital site is 1.5 miles from the city centre and is served by great transport links including Park & Ride services and the national cycle route 24, 244. Bath offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene.

As part of our continued response to COVID19, we are closely following Department of Health and Social Care's (DHSC) guidance and the government’s legislation. It is a now a legal requirement that full COVID19 vaccination is a condition of employment in all healthcare roles which have face-to-face contact with service users from 1 April 2022. This also means that by 3 February 2022 all such staff will need to have had their first COVID19 vaccination. Should your role be identified as being within the scope of the legislation, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a legitimate exemption from these requirements as a condition of your employment.


Speech and Language Therapy Support Worker - Stroke, Band 3

Are you passionate about delivering a high quality service to patients who have had a stroke? Do you have a keen interest in Speech and Language Therapy and want to help our patients achieve their goals?

The Acute Stroke Unit (ASU) has an exciting opportunity for a Speech & Language Therapy Support worker to join a friendly, supportive and experienced team, to help us to deliver high quality care to stroke patients.

ASU is a busy, energetic place to work, with 31 beds, including a high care bay. The ASU has been awarded silver accreditation and is proud to deliver high quality care to patients from admission through to discharge. Staff on ASU work with a wider multidisciplinary team and have a dedicated team of stroke nurse practitioners, Physiotherapists, Speech and language therapists, Dietitians and Occupational Therapists based on the unit.

As the Speech and Language Therapy support worker on the ward, you will be a valued member of the team, providing vital input for patients with communication and swallowing difficulties following stroke. An interest in language and swallowing difficulties caused by stroke would be beneficial but not essential as all relevant training will be provided.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Emma Paulett, Clinical Specialist Speech & Language Therapist on 01225 821496 or emma.paulett@nhs.net




Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applications from job seekers needing Skilled Worker sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Skilled worker applicants, applying for entry to the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have lived continuously/ cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18) are also subject to this requirement.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas web site.

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If offered a position, your information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record database and a local file will be created and retained at the Trust. For further information about how we use your data, please refer to our privacy notice.

Notifications & Communication
All communication is via email/NHS Jobs. Please check these regularly. If you are not contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date (5 weeks for consultants) please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot provide feedback on application forms.

References
If offered a position, we will request references by email covering the last 3 years of work or study. One referee must be your current/most recent line manager or tutor. Please supply an organisational email address for your referees on your application form.

Disclosure & Barring Service
All posts are subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, as per guidelines set out by the DBS.

Smokefree Site

The RUH is an entirely smokefree site – colleagues, patients and visitors are not permitted to smoke anywhere in our grounds.

Please note, unless specifically agreed with the Recruiting Manager, the Trust does not pay interview expenses.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

For further advice, please visit Applying from overseas.


UK Registration

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



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