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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Rotational)

Band 6

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Specialist Neuro Speech and Language Therapist
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Dulwich Community Hospital
£33,660 to £43,307 p.a. inc HCA
19/11/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Can you contribute to a creative and dynamic service? Do you have neurorehabilitation skills, or are you looking to develop a specialism in this field? Do you enjoy working in the community?

Then we may have the position for you:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 specialist speech and language therapist to join a large, well-established multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation team as part of our Band 6 rotation scheme. Recent speech and language therapy innovations include a matchmaking project supporting people with neurological communication disorders to make friends (poster attached), and a collaboration with acute SLTs around risk feeding.

The Community Neurorehabilitation Service offers a comprehensive specialist service to adults with neurological conditions living in the inner city boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark as part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Staff across the two boroughs work together to ensure high quality, client-centred, responsive and efficient services for clients. Intervention is goal-orientated and follows a self-management approach that encourages clients to participate actively in their rehab.

There are three rotations currently within the community stroke service, Neuro Conditions Team and an in-patient neurorehabilitation unit. A neuro-navigation team and The Community Neurorehab Enhanced Transition Team (NETT) are also part of this service.

You will:

  • Manage your own caseload of clients with communication and swallowing difficulties.
  • Work closely with the multidisciplinary team and other health and social care organisations.
  • Contribute to service developments and have opportunities to supervise rehabilitation assistants and SLT students.
  • Be clinically supported and supervised by the lead SLT, and will have access to peer supervision and in-service training with other SLTs across Southwark and Lambeth, in addition to the benefits of belonging to Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Kings Health Partners, an academic healthcare centre.

This position would suit someone keen to enhance their skills in the rehabilitation of neurological conditions within a forward looking service. You will have postgraduate experience working with adults with neurological conditions.

Closing date: Monday 19th November 2018 at midnight.

Interviews are likely to be held on Tuesday 27th November 2018.

For further details

For further information about this post, please contact Jonathan Bose or Joy Merriman on 020 3049 8940.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information about this post, please contact Jonathan Bose or Joy Merriman on 020 3049 8940.



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