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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Neurological Services

Full time or part time hours considered

£38,890 to £44,503 + £2000 Welcome Bonus **

The Dean Neurological Centre is one of three Neurological Centres within the Ramsay Healthcare group and is located in Gloucester, Gloucestershire.

If you are looking for your next move and want to join our friendly and progressive team rated “Good” by the CQC, with a real sense of community and partnership working, look no further.

We are currently seeking to recruit a forward thinking, dynamic and committed specialist Speech & Language Therapist to join our Multidisciplinary Therapy Team in Gloucester. We are looking for someone who will share our values of Teamwork, Honesty and Enterprise Developing Excellence Across Neurological-care.

The post holder will:

  • Be responsible for delivering a high standard of therapy input to individuals with complex neurological needs within a slow stream rehab setting. They must be confident treating residents individually and in groups.
  • Take clinical responsibility for the assessment, treatment and management of speech and language needs for patients with complex, traumatic, acquired or progressive and inherited neurological disorders. This includes palliative care as required.
  • Maintain resident documentation, records and accurate statistical information to reflect care provided and meet professional standards
  • Contribute to the writing of clinical reports associated with relevant clinical reviews and case conferences ensuring effective communication and coordination of patient care
  • Be an effective and active member within the multi-disciplinary working environment.
  • Be confident in the assessment, set up and implementation of AAC and Environmental Control Unit systems.
  • Have experience of communication needs and dysphagia and with those individuals who have tracheostomy and ventilators.
  • Provide training for communication and swallowing awareness to all staff within the centre.
  • Provide specialist therapy services for individuals with a variety of complex conditions including MND, MS, PDOC and rehabilitation.
  • Provide clinical supervision and direction to therapy assistants, acting as a mentor to junior colleagues and students.

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Diploma SLT/Pathology
  • HCPC registered
  • Relevant post graduate experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal), with residents, visitors, and the wider multi-disciplinary team
  • Commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and protection of vulnerable adults

Desirable

  • Degree level education
  • RCSLT Accredited
  • Experience of completing mental capacity assessments
  • Working with patients with a tracheotomy
  • Working with ventilated patients
  • Post graduate dysphagia experience

In return we will offer the successful candidate:

  • An exciting work environment and an opportunity to use technological advancements to enhance patient care.
  • Competitive Salary with an introductory bonus.
  • Enhancements for unsocial hours
  • 25 days annual leave (pro-rata for part time)
  • Private Health Cover
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Free Parking
  • Subsidised Restaurant
  • Employee ‘Benefit’s’ package

Ramsay Healthcare has a network of private Hospitals across the UK as well as treatment centres and Neurological Units. Staff working with us aspire to the Ramsay way:

  • We are caring, progressive, enjoy our work and use a positive spirit to succeed
  • We take pride in our achievements and actively seek new ways of doing things better
  • We value integrity, credibility and respect for the individual We build constructive relationships to achieve positive outcomes for all
  • We believe that success comes through recognizing and encouraging the value of people and teams

For more information please contact Harry Wallace, Head of Clinical Services, on 01452 420200 or email harry.wallace2@ramsayhealth.co.uk

All offers of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced disclosure certificate from the DBS and satisfactory references.

Closing date ” 11 May 2020 Interviews week commencing 25 May 2020

**(T&C’s apply)

Committed to quality, equality and opportunity for all.

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