Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Lincolnshire Community
Venture House, Boston
Competitive salary
19 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date

We Listen, We Care, We Act, We Improve

We listen: we engage with everyone we work with, we are united, we are always positive

We care: everyone is valued, respected and developed, knowledge and skills are nurtured, success is celebrated

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....Fit for now, fit for the future.

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Base: Countywide hours on offer across Sleaford, Boston, Lincoln and Louth, community and acute locations.

Are you passionate about providing a high quality service to stroke patients? Are you an ambitious individual who relishes a challenge? Lincolnshire's Stroke Service has some exciting new developments happening across the county. We are now in a position to expand our service to widen our scope and have received an up-lift in staffing enabling us to create new posts. As a result of this, we have had movement of staff internally which has created this vacancy. If you are a team player with a special interest in the area of stroke, look no further, we are now looking to recruit to this exciting post.

We are particularly delighted that this post includes working across acute and community sites. This will enable us to provide a smooth, seamless service to patients and further integrate teams across the pathway.

The innovative Stroke Service provides high quality specialist stroke rehabilitation across Lincolnshire. We are a friendly and supportive team. Your post will require the ability to travel across Lincolnshire, and to work flexibility to meet service needs. You will play a key role in delivering high quality patient centred care and rehabilitation, to people who have recently experienced a stroke, in hospital, their own homes as well as in other community settings. You will be working with a full multidisciplinary team of specialist Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners and Rehabilitation Assistants. In an exciting development for the service our staffing uplift will also include recruitment of a Dietitian and Clinical Psychologist.

Experience of a multidisciplinary team, working with stroke and skills in dysphagia are a key aspect of this role. You would be supported and mentored by your Speech and Language Therapy band 7 and band 6 colleagues. We also have regular clinical supervision, and hold regular local and countywide team meetings; LCHS are committed to supporting continued professional development (CPD). The stroke service has good links with the Speech and Language Therapy service for supervision, countywide networking and CPD opportunities. Through this you will have access to support from other clinical specialists for example in ENT/head and neck, dysfluency and a well-established AAC service.

You will be required to have effective travel arrangements and may be required to work weekends to meet the needs of the service.

It is an exciting time to work in stroke rehabilitation in Lincolnshire. There are many exciting areas of service development happening, all with the aim of improving and shaping the future of the stroke service for patients to be 'fit for our own families', building on a model that already works well and is well-respected within the organisation.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCatherine StampJob titleAdvanced Speech and Language TherapistEmail addresscatherine.stamp2@nhs.netTelephone number01522 308766 07580 996166Additional contact information

Or contact Laura Thomas (Professional Advisor SLT for Acute Stroke) on 07583 680529 or laura.thomas29@nhs.net

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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'. We're in the top 20 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2014 NHS National Staff Survey

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 maximum of a 6 month period.

Any existing employees who require a DBS check as part of the application process will be subject to a charge for that DBS check.

We are a Disability Confident employer ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Support and/or assistance with completing an application form is available from the Workforce Services Team by calling 01522 308700.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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