Currently recruiting for one of the most well-known and respected healthcare businesses in the world. They are looking a Lead Speech and Language Therapist specialised nurses to join the experienced team at their state-of-the-art hospital. You will be part of a system that aims to provide the highest level of healthcare by helping people live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
•Ensure a high standard of service delivered in all areas of the Speech and Language Therapy Service for adult clients, which will include a wide variety of diagnosis in terms of patient age and condition. Inpatients are referred from the oncology, neuro, cardiac and intensive care units.
•Provide assessment and implement highly specialist SALT treatment and programmes of care, writing reports, reflecting specialist knowledge for a caseload mostly consisting of adult patients with tracheostomies and swallowing needs.
•Carry out instrumental assessments (VF/FEES) and assist in the training and supervision of other SALT staff in these assessments.
•Use a holistic, client-centred approach, gathering and synthesising information from other professionals and relatives/carers, in order to ensure that intervention packages are best suited to the patient.
•Ensure clinical effectiveness by reflecting current evidence base, national guidelines and use of outcome measures in clinical management of your caseload.
What we are looking for
•Speech & Language Therapy Degree
•Member of RCSLT and HCPC
•Sound and proven experience of a range of adult services including dysphagia and experience with a range of clinical groups, including critical illness, oncology and respiratory.
•Experience of working with ventilated patients and those with tracheotomy tubes.
•Independent practitioner in carrying out video fluoroscopy with patients with a range of clinical conditions
•Previous involvement in implementation/participation of the IDDSI framework.
•Experience in a range of staff management activities i.e. performance management/development and supervision.
•CPD support: In house training courses, CPD evenings, support with external courses
•Lecture Series: clinical lectures with external speakers held at academic institutions
•Clinical Leadership development programmes
•Career opportunities to move into other roles or other parts of
•Work life balance
•25 days holiday each year (pro rata for part time employees), increasing to 27 days after 5 years’ service
•You’re paid for all Bank holidays
•Contributory pension scheme
•Annual bonus scheme, based upon company performance
•Discounts on products
•Free health assessment every 2 years
•Access to health minds service and 24/7 anytime Health line
•High street Retailer discounts