Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Community

London, Greater London, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
9 Oct 2019
8 Nov 2019

Job Description

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Tower Hamlets Community Neuro Team including Community Speech and Language Therapy Services (THCNT)

Barts Health is delighted to be able to offer a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapy post in a welcoming team, with opportunities for clinical development in specialist areas as well as experience in developing service-delivery.

The post-holder will deliver assessment and intervention to a varied and complex caseload of adults referred with swallowing and / or communication difficulties, with neurological and non-neurological diagnosis conditions. The caseload will offer a range of clinical experiences and would be ideal for someone interested in consolidating existing skills in managing dysphagia and acquired communication difficulties and developing skills in managing clients in the community setting. Assessment and provision of assistive and augmentative communication (AAC) aids will be integral to this role. An additional aspect of the role will be to manage clients in the community who have undergone Head and Neck cancer treatment once they are discharged home.

Tower Hamlets is a lateral thinking borough with primary care, acute and community sectors working in partnership as ‘Tower Hamlets Together’. This creates opportunity to be involved in innovative service and pathway development and integrated working. The post-holder will therefore liaise closely with other locality-based allied health professionals, community nurses, GPs and a community-based Consultant Geriatrician to optimise care delivered to clients. The community Speech and Language Therapists also offer in-reach support to the acute team to plan and facilitate discharge into the community.

Involvement with videofluroscopy clinics can be dicussed to support those interested in completing VF competencies.

Regular supervision will be provided as well as there being access to regular SLT / MDT CPD opportunities.

Interested individuals should have:
  • Broad clinical skills with neuro specific experience.
  • Evidence of CPD and postgraduate study
    • Excellent MDT working & communication skills.
    • Current HCPC registration.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Siobhan Lamb, Team Lead for Tower Hamlets Community Neuro including Community Speech and Language Therapy Services (THCNT) on Applyor Apply.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national N

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