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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/05/2019.

Speech and Language Therapists

Job Reference: 833-HK-SP-266-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
ST Marys Hospital /Leeds General Infirmary
£24,214 to £30,112 per annum

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Stroke services in Leeds are working together to develop new and exciting career opportunities. These include rotations across acute stroke, stroke rehabilitation and community stroke services, providing joint supervision and training between Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust and Leeds Community Healthcare Trust. Services are moving to a more integrated approach to patient care; supporting facilitation of early discharge, providing extended episodes of community rehabilitation (up to 12 weeks) and reducing the need for onward referrals.

We have an exciting opportunity, for an experienced band 5 Speech and Language Therapist who is passionate about stroke rehabilitation, to join our exciting and dynamic stroke rehabilitation rotation. Each rotation will last 12 months and will rotate between hospital inpatient and the community stroke rehabilitation team. This is an excellent opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in stroke rehabilitation within specialist services.

We have opportunities for:
A band 5 Speech and language therapist - Rotational post

What do we offer?

  • An opportunity to develop specialist skills and knowledge in stroke rehabilitation

  • An opportunity to extend your knowledge and skills in both acute and community settings

  • A commitment to your development – mentorship, audit, clinical supervision and opportunities to access training across acute and community settings

  • A supportive, friendly environment within teams that value their staff

  • Opportunities for involvement in service development and innovation

  • Flexible working hours

About you

You must be a registered Speech and Language Therapist with a commitment to high quality patient care, along with excellent clinical skills and experience in neurological rehabilitation. You must have completed post graduate dysphagia training with all competencies fully achieved. You should be able to demonstrate experience and competence in automatously managing an adult dysphagia and communication caseload. It is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

What will you do?

Community Rotation: The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team comprises of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, technical instructors, rehabilitation assistants, a nurse and psychologist. The service provides goal focused, time limited rehabilitation interventions. These are delivered in patient’s homes and in other community settings as appropriate. As the post holder, you will carry out holistic multidisciplinary assessments, speech and language assessments and treatment interventions. You will also work in an integrated way with colleagues from the Neighbourhood Teams, reablement and social care. It’s our priority to continue to deliver high quality stroke care.

Hospital Inpatient Rotation: You will join a team of dedicated Speech and Language Therapists, working alongside a multidisciplinary team to assess and provide therapy to adults following acute stroke. You will support a seamless transfer of care to community services.

Within both Trusts, you will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff that can help you develop your knowledge, skills and experience.

Working and living in Leeds

As a city, Leeds is a vibrant and diverse place to live and work. With the recent opening of the First Direct Arena, Trinity Shopping Centre and Victoria Gate Centre, Leeds is now considered the 3rd most desired location for retail in the UK. As for well-being, Leeds is a very active city with numerous parks and gyms. Located within easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, Leeds is an ideal place to balance city life near to the countryside.

If you would like more information, please contact Paula Hendron (SLT service manager for neurological service - LGI) on 0113 3922269/3923578 or Rachel Kelly (Specialist SLT, Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team) on 0113 8555082.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. 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.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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