Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Stroke, Rehab and Trauma

Band 7

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Division B - Speech and Language Therapy
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
£31,696 to £41,787 p.a. pro rata
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Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Are you passionate about stroke care and dysphagia, and looking for a new challenge? Do you enjoy sharing your expertise and coaching others? Due to new investment an exciting opportunity has arisen within the Stroke and Rehabilitation team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Therapist to develop our service to patients with dysphagia, including increased access to videofluoroscopy and FEES, and implementation of latest evidence-based practice such as cough reflex testing.

This Advanced Specialist post offers an opportunity to a Therapist with expertise in rehabilitation and management of patients with complex acquired communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders post stroke and brain injury.

Based on the Hyper-acute/Acute Stroke Unit and the Lewin Stroke and Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit, you will work with SLT colleagues in a close multidisciplinary setting and contribute to assessment, patient-centred goal setting and intervention. Particular experience of MDT working, promotion of an aphasia friendly environment and the provision of holistic care is desirable, as well as knowledge of the social model of intervention.

It is expected that there will be a strong contribution to service development projects and audit, with a particular focus on dysphagia services. You will act as a resource for other Therapists and deliver competency-based coaching in the area of specialism, supporting the team to deliver an excellent service to our patients. Proven dysphagia skills including instrumental assessment are essential. Tracheostomy skills would be an advantage. Supervisory experience of less experienced colleagues and experience of audit, service evaluation and project implementation are highly desirable.

A team rota for weekend working will shortly be implemented and will be integral to this post, with pay enhancement and time off in lieu.

Speech and Language Therapy Services at Addenbrooke’s are progressive and structured to afford excellent support and in-house training and development opportunities.

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and as a result, you will be required to pay the associated fee of £47.50. This fee will be deducted from your second month’s salary.

This post could be considered as a job share opportunity.

Interviews are due to be held on 5 July 2018.

The closing date is 24 June 2018.

Pay award pending from 1 April 2018.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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