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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/01/2022.

Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 415-E21-723

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Speech and Language
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join our Community Speech and Language Therapy Team based at Holsworthy and Bideford Hospitals and Barnstaple Health Centre.

The Team sees patients in their own home, in clinic, in care homes or in Community Hospital settings as well as via telehealth. As a member of the Community team you will be expected to work collaboratively with the other team members to manage the locality caseloads as needed.

This post offers the opportunity to:

• Provide assessment, treatment and advice to adults with communication and/or swallowing difficulties arising from a wide range of aetiologies.

• Work collaboratively with community and specialist multi disciplinary teams and care homes.

• Refer and attend Videofluoroscopy clinic as appropriate.

• Attend regular community and wider adult SLT team meetings.

• Work with community SLT assistant.

• Work with speech and language therapist colleagues in the acute hospital and neuro rehabilitation teams to enhance transition and flow of patient care.

• Supervise SLT students.

• Be part of workstream groups for SLT service development.

There is an integrated acute and community speech and language therapy service for adults in North Devon. It is a friendly and supportive team with a strong commitment to continuing professional development, peer review, regular supervision, peer support and an annual appraisal system.

Please note that the ability to travel to different locations is essential.

For further information/informal visits Contact

Jo Pedler SLT Community Team Lead 01271 340524/07552 254631 or Claire Hakin SLT Professional Lead 01271 322388.

This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the JD required in the future.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1stand 2nddose) against COVID-19 by1stApril 2022.To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1stCOVID-19 vaccination by3rdFebruary 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Closing Date: 15 December 2021

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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.

UK Registration

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

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