Senior Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6 + £2000 salary incentive

Location
Bromley (City/Town), London (Greater)
Salary
£37,152 - £43,994 inc HCAS per annum pro rata + £2,000 incentive
Posted
13 Jan 2022
Closes
30 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Permanent

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. Being born from NHS Bromley’s community provider unit we have been providing community services to the people of Bromley for many years and we have a wealth of experience.

Bromley Healthcare is a great place to work. The unique way we deliver services and offer everyone who works here a voice, means that your career with us will be rewarding. Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS (such as excellent training and development) with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Priority consideration will be given to Bromley Healthcare staff formally identified as being at risk.

Please note that for positions that require you to drive as part of your job role we will be asking for evidence of business insurance. 

 

Job overview

We will consider both full time, and part time applications for this opportunity, with opportunities for flexible working.

There is a salary incentive attached to this role of £1,000 after successful completion of probationary period (6 months) and a further £1,000 12 months after starting, subject to meeting the standards set by the organisation.

Our Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service are a supportive and friendly team who work across the community of Bromley providing a service to patients in their own homes, care homes and in outpatient clinics. 

 

Main duties of the job

This post would suit a dynamic and reflective therapist who is committed to working alongside other professionals and who is a positive team player.

The post holder will have the opportunity to provide SLT input into our generic community caseload as well as the community neuro rehabilitation service and Foxbury Rehab ward at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.

Postgraduate training and experience in dysphagia is a requirement of this post. You will have relevant experience in managing adults with acquired neurological conditions and will ideally have experience in the management voice disorders although this is not essential. 

You will be expected to contribute to audit and service development and will receive regular clinical supervision, support through team meetings, monthly clinical forums and access to further CPD opportunities. Evidence of appropriate qualification, RCSLT membership and HCPC membership is essential. A car driver with access to a car is essential.

 

Working for our organisation

Bromley Healthcare is a community interest company providing a wide range of services including community nursing services such as district nursing, health visiting to specialist nurses, as well as therapy services for children, young people and adults. 

Social Enterprises are a fairly new and exciting way to deliver healthcare, offering many of the traditional advantages of the NHS with the freedom for innovation by being able to reinvest any surpluses we make into the community.

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, access to EAP, high street discounts, Blue Light Card eligibility, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme and we are constantly looking to expand our staff benefits.

The successful applicant will have contact with patients and service users. It is expected that in early 2022, being vaccinated against Covid 19 will become a legal condition of employment unless an exemption applies. We will ask therefore for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

CLINICAL
1. To develop and provide a specialist speech and language therapy service to patients referred with acquired communication disorders and adults with swallowing problems.
2. To make a differential diagnosis including complex cases based on evidence from assessment, leading to decisions about intervention/treatment.
3. To make specialist clinical decisions following the assessment of complex cases.
4. To carry out specialist procedures and use of equipment as appropriate e.g videofluoroscopy, tracheostomy management, management of hearing aids and speech synthesisers 
5. To communicate complex condition related information from assessment to patients/clients, carers, families and members of the multi disciplinary team/other professionals.
6. To maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of patients/clients and their carers in particular when imparting potentially distressing information regarding the nature of the patient/client’s difficulties and implications of the same.

7. To initiate and provide a variety of treatment options according to patients needs, including the use of interpreters as appropriate.
8. To negotiate and work closely with clients, carers , other professionals and families agreeing decision- making and prioritisation relevant to the patient/client’s management, devising agreed care plans based on best practise, for more complex cases.
9. To use forms of alternative and augmentative communication e.g. signing, symbols, speech synthesisers as indicated from assessment, to maximise the client’s communication.
10. To demonstrate empathy with clients, carers and families and colleagues, aiming to achieve effective communication, particularly where barriers to understanding exist. 

EDUCATION & TRAINING
1. To provide training, supervision and assessment of undergraduate and post-graduate student Speech Therapists as part of continuing programme for student training. 
2. To respond promptly to any new published research, government initiatives and directives relating to specialist clinical area, identifying any required changes in practice locally and translating complex technical information to communicate at appropriate levels to other professionals and patients. 
3. To contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of evidence based policies, guidelines and procedures on matters relating to speech and language therapy which affect own practice and impact on the practice of other health care professionals and patients. 


PROFESSIONAL 
1. To maintain professional status and competence as a clinical specialist and work within professional codes of conduct and standards in line with requirements of the Health and Care Professionals Council. 
2. To accurately record all assessments and interventions, maintain appropriate documentation, data collection and entry in accordance with Bromley Healthcare’s and Adult SLT’s Service Policies and Procedures and Health and Care Professions Council guidance. 
3. To ensure any equipment used is safe for clients and complies with health and safety procedures and Medical Devices Agency directives, and to be responsible for ensuring patients and carers are trained in its safe use. 
4. To participate in Bromley Healthcare’s Clinical Supervision and Appraisal Scheme and to agree and review a Personal Development Programme for ongoing development, including mandatory training.

 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Recognised speech & language therapy degree qualification or equivalent.

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of a Masters

Registrations

Essential criteria

  • HCPC Registration

Desirable criteria

  • RCSLT Member

Training

Essential criteria

  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Desirable criteria

  • Post Grad Dysphagia training

Experience

Essential criteria

  • Experience managing a neuro caseload

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of managing voice disorders

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria

  • Good interpersonal skills/team work

Desirable criteria

  • Knowledge of BHC

Additional

Essential criteria

  • Car driver

 

We are passionate about caring for our service users, and their family and friends, and the wellbeing of our colleagues. That's why it's a requirement for everyone joining Bromley Healthcare in a regulated/patient facing role to have been fully vaccinated against Covid19 or to hold a qualifying exemption. Applicants are further advised that it is a condition of employment that evidence of vaccination status is provided.

You can get a flavour for what its like to work for Bromley Healthcare by viewing the following YouTube link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXqdJm17dcbXnfvh98qlJ0g

Salary is dependant on NHS experience and current banding/pay point, applicants from outside the NHS will receive the start point of the salary scale in line with NHS terms & conditions.

Excellent benefits package available including various pension schemes, discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, discounted electronics, opportunity to apply for low interest personal loans and an excellent lease car scheme.

Bromley Healthcare is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture, in a work environment where all colleagues feel supported, nurtured and celebrated. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. At Bromley Healthcare, diversity and inclusion is one of the key strands of our People Strategy, and we are fully committed to promoting diversity in all we do to make real and lasting change. 

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome and encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, religion /belief, sexual orientation or age. We are especially keen to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation across Bromley Healthcare, especially at senior levels.   

 We look forward to welcoming you to a rewarding career with Bromley Healthcare.  

 All offers of new employment with Bromley Healthcare are subject to a six month probation period

Bromley Healthcare CIC is an NHS community provider and part of the NHS family.

But we are a little different; we like to think that we stand out from typical NHS organisations as Bromley Healthcare CIC is actually a co-owned social enterprise, co-owned by its employees. This means that our staff remain on NHS Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions and are members of the NHS pension scheme (providing you are eligible), if not we can offer the Nest or Scottish Widows pension schemes.

 

IMPORTANT:

  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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