• 178473 Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Dumfries
  • NHS Scotland in Dumfries, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist to work alongside the innovative interdisciplinary IDEAS Team (Interventions in Dementia: Education, Assessment and Support), based in Mountainhall Treatment Centre in Dumfries.

You must hold a degree or equivalent in Speech & Language Therapy, be registered with the RCSLT and UK HCPC, and have significant clinical experience working with adults with communication and swallowing difficulties. You will have experience of working in Mental Health across Health and Social Care Partnerships, in care homes and care and support at home. Excellent communication skills and the ability to take a flexible, creative and enabling approach to problem solving are required. The ability to balance a wide range of priorities whilst keeping focused on the team objectives is essential. You will provide specialist mental health Speech and Language Therapy cover to Midpark acute Mental Health Hospital and provide... support and supervision for SLTs working in the Mental Health Directorate.

The IDEAS Team is a tertiary team within the Community Mental Health Directorate, providing specialist advice, consultancy and training to staff across Health and Social Care who support people with dementia who may be experiencing stress and distress.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively in a small supportive team which includes a Mental Health Nurse, Clinical Psychologist and Occupational Therapist and an Administrator to provide communication and swallowing assessments to people with dementia with complex needs who may be experiencing stress and distress. The post holder will also develop and deliver staff training and education on aspects of stress and distress in dementia. The ability to travel independently across Dumfries & Galloway essential.

Our friendly innovative and enthusiastic team can offer you:
• The opportunity for learning and development tailored to your individual needs
• The opportunity to lead on specific projects and gain experience of contributing to national working groups
• Regular supervision and support structures
• Opportunity for hybrid/flexible working - to support work life balance

For informal queries please contact jacqueline.pike@nhs.scot or shelagh.kingstree@nhs.scot


To find out more about working with NHS Dumfries and Galloway and for an insight into our friendly, beautiful corner of Scotland please visit our Work With Us web pages https://www.nhsdg.co.uk/workwithus/

NHS Scotland is reducing their full-time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week for NHS Agenda for Change workers in Scotland from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period, for which you would be paid, until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.

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NHS Dumfries and Galloway is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Dumfries and Galloway welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

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