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Bank Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

London – Bank
Clinical
Part time
0023260
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HCA UK are incredibly proud to be awarded ‘Private Hospital Group of the Year ‘ 2020 at the Health Investor Awards.

Job – Bank Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Location –The Wellington Hospital

Contract Type - Bank (Shifts will be based on your availability)

Other info – There is a fixed Bank weekend hourly rate. There is scope for ad hoc annual leave cover at Band 6/7 equivalent level.

Job Description

To support the highly specialist speech and language therapy service to adults who present with a range of complex swallowing and communication difficulties. To provide highly specialist assessment, diagnosis and intervention to inpatients and outpatients.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide a highly specialised speech and language therapy service to patients with complex neurodisability on the acute neurological rehabilitation unit.
  • To assess and treat inpatients with communication, cognitive and swallowing problems and independently manage a caseload.
  • To ensure policies and procedures are adhered to within each clinical area.
  • To keep up to date with current theory and practice in the field of neuro-rehab and ensure that the treatment offered is based on best clinical practice and research.
  • To plan and implement treatment using a goal planning system within the interdisciplinary team.
  • To maintain accurate, up to date and concise treatment records detailing the individual patient’s treatment plan and progress.
  • To ensure patients and carers are involved in the planning and delivery of their own care.
  • To work closely with the interdisciplinary teams to ensure that an agreed care plan and patient centred goals are set and that the outcome of intervention is monitored.
  • To comply with all health and safety, infection control and clinical risk management policies as indicated.
  • To work within the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Healthcare Professions Council and to be aware of the standards of practice

Skills & Experience

  • HCPC registration
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree qualified in Speech and Language Therapy
  • RCSLT membership desirable
  • Extensive rehabilitation clinical experience
  • Videofluoroscopy and tracheostomy competencies desirable but not essential

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