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Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) provides community health services for one of the largest healthcare communities in the country, covering an area of 2,350 square miles and a population of 714,000 within the picturesque rural settings, including a range of diverse communities from the historical city of Lincoln to the coastal town of Skegness. Lincolnshire has some of the best state schools in the country both at primary and secondary level as well as below national average house prices with an above average standard of living.
Lincolnshire Community Health Services employs 2,600 staff and would like to invite you to join us in our journey to deliver high quality care across Lincolnshire.
LCHS is a fast moving and innovative organisation characterised by passion and enthusiasm, delivering great care, close to home.
We deliver a wide range of community healthcare services across Lincolnshire, enabling patients and families to access care and support at, or as close to, home as possible. We work in partnership with other providers within both health and social care helping people to maintain independent lifestyles for as long as they can. We are committed to helping everyone we care for remain as healthy as possible and making their experience with us the best it can be.
We are proud to have been recognised for our great work nationally. Recent successes include being finalists in the ‘best use of IT to support integrated healthcare services' category of the EHI Awards, the ‘staff engagement’ category of the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Value in Healthcare Awards and the ‘costing award’ category of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Awards, to name a few.
LCHS now have 35 Queen’s Nurses part of the organisation.
Based on feedback from our staff, we have been named among the Health Services Journal’s (HSJ) and Nursing Times’ top 100 ‘Great Places to Work’ and placed in the top 20% of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2014 NHS National Staff Survey.
SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST
Based in Pilgrim Hospital, Boston
Speech & Language Therapist. Band 5 - Stroke Unit and General Adult Caseload, Pilgrim Hospital.
Suitable for new graduates or experienced Band 5 Therapist
We are currently recruiting to a Band 5 post within Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. If you are seeking a role in a supportive environment with excellent supervision and CPD opportunities, look no further!
Half the post is based within the 28 bed hyperacute, acute and rehabilitation Stroke Unit which serves the south of Lincolnshire. There is a well-established SLT team based on the Unit, which works as part of the multidisciplinary Stroke team.
You will work alongside a Band 6 SLT and two Band 3 SLT Assistants to deliver timely assessments and daily treatment. The Stroke Unit offers a 7 day a week service, with the therapy team working 1 in 4 Saturdays, and sharing Bank Holiday cover.
The Unit has a strong culture of interdisciplinary working, with frequent joint assessment and treatment sessions with other team members. There is an Assisted Discharge Stroke Service (ADSS) for appropriate patients, and you will liaise closely with the ADSS in-reach and community teams to ensure smooth discharge back into the community.
The remainder of the post is based within the hospital main department, working with an exciting and varied caseload. This includes inpatients on the hospital wards, outpatients in the main department and carrying out home visits when needed. The client group will involve adults with CVA, dementia, progressive conditions and voice disorders, and their issues include problems with both dysphagia and communication. You will work alongside a Band 6 and Band 7 SLT, and full support will be given in your new role.
We need a Band 5 clinician who is organised, adaptable, enthusiastic and resilient. Good dysphagia experience at undergraduate level is essential, a dysphagia qualification would be even better. Full dysphagia training will be provided if needed.
The Pilgrim team are friendly, welcoming and supportive. The wider adult team across Lincolnshire has quarterly meetings, and all clinicians receive regular clinical supervision. All new starters receive Corporate Induction, and you will be matched with a local SLT for support in your first few months. We encourage and support CPD.
Excellent single en-suite accommodation in newly built hospital residences is available if needed.
Boston is a busy market town on the east coast of the large and varied county of Lincolnshire. House prices and rental costs are lower than average, and the coast and countryside are on the doorstep.
We’d be delighted to hear from you. If you are interested in this post - please contact:
Important Information: All new employees will be subject to a charge if a DBS check is required for the post. The Disclosure & Barring Service application form (formerly CRB) will be provided by LCHS and the fee will be deducted from your salary over a 6 month period.
Any existing employees who have not had a DBS within 3 years or require a different level of check, will be subject to a charge if a DBS check is required.
Please note that the salary stated above is based on full time working (375 hours per week) and should be pro rata for part time working.
Continuous NHS service will qualify for yearly increments in accordance with Agenda for Change.
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has introduced probationary period contracts for all new employees with effect from 1st December 2014. A full copy of the policy can be found in the 'additional documents'.
We are working positively towards making our equal opportunities policy a reality and have a team to advise on childcare issues.
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Disabled people and people with a manageable mental illness or with a learning disability are very welcome to apply. We offer a guaranteed interview to all disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the job. Support and/or assistance with completing an application form is available from the Workforce Service Centre by calling ( Phone number removed ) .
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