Specialist Acute/Community Speech and Language Therapist

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 29-Mar-23

Closing Date: 28-Apr-23

Location: Dorchester, DT1 2JY

Salary: Not specified

Specialist Acute/Community Speech and Language Therapist

A Vacancy at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Acute – Community
Band 6

A newly created exciting opportunity for Dorset County Hospital and Dorset Healthcare to work together seeing and treating patients across the pathway. You will have the opportunity to develop extensive dysphagia and communication skills across both the acute and community setting.

You will work 3 days on the wards at Dorset County Hospital seeing a range of patients with different aetiologies. These will include patients admitted to ED, complex progressive neuro, respiratory and general medical wards.

You will work 2 days a week with the Jurassic Community Team within Dorset Healthcare seeing a variety of patients in their own homes requiring specialist intervention for both dysphagia and communication difficulties.

You will be joining an established Speech and Language Therapy Team and will within a MDT including Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Speech & Language Therapists and Therapy Support Workers supported by a Clinical Lead Therapist. You will be encouraged to take an active role in current projects, including service development and evaluation, internal and external training, audit and research review.

You will have responsibility for managing your own caseload across both settings and will act as the conduit between the two organisations.

You will be working in a rewarding and challenging clinical environment and will be responsible for the supervision of at least one team member. The therapies department at Dorset County Hospital and Dorset Healthcare is committed to ensuring staff feel supported with their wellbeing and career progression through supervision, appraisal, in-house and external training and leadership development. This role allows you to work within the four pillars of practice.

Dorset County Hospital and the Jurassic Community are set within beautiful West Dorset which is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the Jurassic coastline is protected by World Heritage status. There are numerous beaches within easy reach, and Portland Harbour (host of 2012 Olympic Sailing) promotes a wide range of water sport activities. The area is largely rural, with good rail and road links. The closest airport is situated in Bournemouth. Both Trusts celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in groups which are under-represented in our organisations.

If you are a forward thinking and dynamic therapist looking to further your professional experience then we would like to hear from you.

Our DCHFT Job Description and Person Specification (attached) tells you all about this role, what to expect and what is needed to succeed. When completing your application please make sure to tell us how your experience and skills fit the person specification.

Please contact us atRecruitment@dchft.nhs.ukif you are unable to view or download the attachment.

For all our roles, we are looking for staff who hold our Trust Values of Integrity, Respect Teamwork and Excellence, and who are passionate about providing the best patient care. To read more about our Trust and our Values search Dorset County Hospital online.

This advert closes on Wednesday 19 Apr 2023

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