Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest acute hospital trusts in the country. We provide a full range of services to more than 650,000 people across Portsmouth, South East Hampshire and West Sussex. Most services are provided at Queen Alexandra Hospital but we also offer a range of outpatient and diagnostic facilities closer to patients’ homes. We handle around 130,000 Emergency Department admissions a year and have the busiest maternity department on the South Coast. The Trust employs around 6,000 staff and is the second largest employer in Portsmouth.
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Speech & Language Therapist Rehab Neuro
Due to new funding, there is an exciting opportunity for an appropriately experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join the Neurological Rehabilitation service provided by Portsmouth Hospitals Trust.
What are we looking for?
The successful post holder will play a key role in providing a specialist Speech and Language Therapy Service to adults with stroke related disorders of communication and swallowing in an acute setting. As a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist you will work closely with experienced Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists Nursing and Medical staff within the Inpatient Rehabilitation setting.
You will be expected to manage an inpatient case-load treating patients who may have complex dysphagia and/or communication disorders. You will need a good understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and be able to support members of the wider multidisciplinary team in implementing this with communication impaired patients. You will have experience of multidisciplinary team working and be able to train and support team members both within the SLT team and also the broader MDT. A core understanding of UKROC data would be an advantage.
You must have a Diploma or Degree in Speech and Language Therapy and current HCPC registration and have achieved basic postgraduate dysphagia competencies. The post holder will be able to manage independently a range of patients with dysphagia and communication difficulties post stroke. A positive attitude to team working and flexible working is essential.
You will receive regular clinical supervision by senior members of speech and language
Closing Date 28th October 2016
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