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Lead Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: J123-665

The Huntercombe Group
Hucknall, Nottingham
£22,335.00 per annum

We are currently seeking a Lead Speech & Language Therapist to join our Specialist Brain Injury Neurological Care and Rehabilitation Service at The Huntercombe Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre - Nottingham, located in the town of Hucknall, 7 miles from Nottingham City Centre and just 2 miles from the M1 Motorway.

We are a specialist centre providing both short and long term rehabilitation and support for adults with either a brain injury or complex neurological condition.

Huntercombe will offer you a rewarding career where you are valued as a key member of our team and every day you’ll be able to make a difference to the lives of our patients and residents, supporting and encouraging them to achieve their goals and ambitions.

This exciting and dynamic role will place you at the heart of a clinical team, working closely with patients and other healthcare professionals.

As the Lead Speech and Language Therapist you will be assessing and managing service users with communication or swallowing disorders. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team you will be required to maintain high standards of clinical care whilst taking responsibility for the development and management of the SLT service and staff. You will take take an active role in wider service development.

As the Lead Speech and Language Therapist your main duties will be:-

  • Providing specialist management of communication and swallowing disorders for clients with brain injury and neurological disorders
  • Managing the SLT service in relation to staffing, service and organisational issues
  • Ensuring accurate documentation of assessment, treatment and outcome measures across the whole department are maintained
  • Initiating and taking a lead role in the development of SLT department policies, guidelines and service developments
  • Leading and undertaking research and audit activity within the SLT department and across the service at the request of the Head of Department
  • Initiating and taking a proactive role in the multi-disciplinary team service developments
  • Ensuring the provision of a high quality SLT service and it’s place within the multi-disciplinary team

To join The Huntercombe Group as a Senior Speech and Langage Therapist you will:-

  • Educated to Masters Levelor Masters level/ Post Graduate modules supplemented by specialist accredited training and experience in specialist field(s), or other demonstrable and equivalent post graduate learning.

  • Be a registered member of the HCPC

  • Be a registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists with a current license to practice

  • Dysphagia experience / accreditation, including management of complex cases

  • Experience of tracheostomy management.

  • Have demonstrable experience of clinical supervision of students and others

  • Be an excellent communicator - both written and verbally

  • Have demonstrable experience of developing and delivering training

  • Be an excellent team member with the ability to assume leadership responsibilities

  • Have highly developed interpretive skills

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills – including observation, listening and empathy skills

    In return we offer you:

  • A thorough induction program tailored to the hospital where you will be working
  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
  • A range of staff discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company.

If you like what you have read, are dynamic, forward thinking and keen to learn, with a confident ‘CAN DO’ approach in all you do, please click Apply now.

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.

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