Local Partnerships (Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) Speech and Language Therapy Adult Service provides a range of services to adults with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties across Nottinghamshire.
The three county-wide specialist pathway teams (Stroke, Specialist Medicine and Dementia, Long Term Conditions) are led by specialist advisers who are respected in the clinical field.
Services are provided into the acute Trusts (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Sherwood Forest NHS Trusts), Community Hospitals, in Outpatient Clinics and as domiciliary visits.
There are regular clinical team meetings with case discussion and personal development planning to meet individual CPD needs, and regular management, clinical and peer supervision.
The whole service meets regularly and staff are encouraged to contribute to service planning, innovation and research. We benefit from experienced Admin & Clerical and Assistant teams and have excellent links with the users of the service.
We operate a positive approach to flexible working and will be happy to discuss options with any potential candidates.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to join the Speech and Language Therapy Team as an Assistant covering both our bases at QMC and City Hospital Campuses at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust.
The successful applicant will join our county-wide Speech and Language Therapy Assistant team, working under the supervision of members of the Speech and Language Therapy Department.
They will complete a variety of duties including both administrative and clerical tasks as well as direct patient contact with adults with a range of communication and swallowing difficulties, under the direction of qualified Speech and Language Therapists.
The successful applicant will work on the inpatient Stroke Unit as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team, and on other hospital wards eg health care of the elderly, neurological and surgical specialities.
They will be required to assist at our specialist swallowing clinics involving the use of videofluoroscopy (a radiological procedure) and FEES (Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing).
The post holder will be involved in creating communication resources for patients and in managing and using therapy software and augmentative communication devices with people who have communication difficulties.
You will be working in outpatient clinics, and in other settings within the hospitals, and will also carry out home visits.
The clinical work may involve both 1 : 1 and group work with SLT clients, There may be the opportunity to train in the delivery of LOUD therapy using Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, a specific technique for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
The role may also include some day-to-day supervision and mentoring of more junior staff.
As part of the county-wide speech and language therapy service, the post-holder will be required to travel out from the base to attend training events, meetings, home visits and offer occasional cover at other sites across the county.
A full UK driving license and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
If you require more information about the post offered please contact Sally Knapp (0115 9709221)
This advert closes on Thursday 30 Jul 2020
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