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Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist (Adult Service)

Job Reference: 313-A-20-79063-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Adult Speech and Language Therapy
£30,401 / £32,525 / £33,587 / £34,782 / £37,267

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Band 6 Speech & Language Therapist - Adult Community Team (including stroke rehabilitation)

Full time (37.5 hours)

We have Band 6 sessions in our community team working with a mixed caseload of adults with acquired communication and / or swallowing difficulties.

Our Speech and Language Therapy Service is county-wide, and led by a supportive SLT management team and supported by a dedicated administration team to provide a high quality service to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Leicester is a vibrant and culturally diverse city. We provide care in community clinics and hospitals, acute hospitals and older person’s mental health units. We have around 50 clinical staff including specialists in voice and dysfluency, neurology, brain injury, stroke, head and neck cancer, dementia and critical care. We offer an excellent support network and are committed to clinical supervision and continued professional development. We have regular whole team and specific team meetings and provide in-service training.

This post is made up of:

Community Stroke Unit – 3 days a week working as part of the SLT team (including another band 6 therapist), alongside the MDT, in the 15 bedded community stroke rehabilitation unit in Coalville.

City Community Caseload – 2 days a week based at Prince Philip House in the city of Leicester. You will be working with people with a range of acquired communication and swallowing difficulties (e.g. stroke, progressive neurological disorders and dementia) alongside other SLT’s in our community team. You will have the opportunity to see patients in an out patient clinic, care homes and people’s own homes. You will have the opportunity to take part in treatment groups and training to care homes.

We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who enjoys the demands of community work, with proven time management and organisational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You must be competent in dysphagia management, and have evidence of completion of dysphagia competencies. You would be joining a team that is flexible and adaptable. Our team is open to new ideas and to trialing new ways of working.

Please contact us if you would like to have a chat about working in our team, or need any other information about the post Tel: 0116 295 4692

Rachel Finch – Adult SLT Clinical Team Lead for Community

Sophie Tomson – Adult SLT Deputy Team Lead for Community

Interview Date: 11th March 2020

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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