• speech language pathologist in Liverpool, England
  • NHS in Liverpool, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

Are you looking for a part-time post as a Band 7 Speech and Language Therapist within a highly supportive team? Do you want to further develop your experience with a different care group or in a community context? We are looking for an experienced Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our team in Liverpool for 4 days per week.

Our team works with adults who have communication and/or swallowing difficulties related to a broad range of acquired and congenital long-term conditions. We deliver care close to home to ensure that we meet the holistic and specific needs of the person. We pride ourselves on the quality of care we deliver through patient-centred goal-setting and collaborative working within the MDT. We work closely with our Speech and Language Therapy colleagues in the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities teams and hold joint CPD and case discussion sessions for shared-learning. We have robust clinical supervision and line management processes to further... encourage the development of colleagues' specialist skills and interests.

The service has Speech and Language Therapy Expert Practitioners and Mersey Care has excellent AHP leadership.

Shortlisting is planned for 28th July 2023

Interviews are planned for 10th August 2023

For full details of the duties and the detailed person specification, please refer to the documents attached to this advert.

The post-holder would be supporting people with swallowing and communication difficulties that can be complex to manage and this may relate to social circumstances or vulnerabilities as well as physical presentation.

You would be providing clinical supervision and line management to junior colleagues within the team and would be supported by peers and your own line manager in this regard.

You would share the role of 'Duty Therapist' with your Band 7 colleagues offering clinical or operational support as required.

You would have the opportunity to deputise for the Expert Practitioners / Operational Manager as appropriate in meetings and in project work.

You would support junior therapists to develop their clinical skills, taking the lead in case discussions and in promoting the use of the latest evidence-based practice.

You may be involved in staff performance monitoring and may have difficult or sensitive conversations with those who use the service or with colleagues.

This is a varied and interesting role in which leadership skills, compassionate communication skills, clinical prioritisation and time management skills are essential.

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

For full details of the duties and the detailed person specification, please refer to the documents attached to this advert.

Job Purpose:

To manage and prioritise a caseload of people (aged 18+) with communication and/or swallowing difficulties as a result of congenital or acquired neurological disorders and long-term conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis and COPD.
To work with the client, their family and/or carers and other agencies in a range of settings including the client’s own home, residential/nursing home, local health centre, or day centre.
To manage and prioritise complex and specialist caseload and workload independently and use specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgement/decision making.
To use highly specialist knowledge to develop protocols and care packages in areas of expertise.
To demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to RCSLT professional guidelines, as well as national and local clinical guidelines.
To participate in the development of local/national clinical guidelines informed by evidence for clinical specialism.
Ensure the delivery of the quality strategy within the designated area incorporating establishment of systems and processes
Liverpool UK


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