Advanced Speech and Language Therapist
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, England
Permanent (Full time)
Band 7, Advanced Speech and Language Therapist for Critical Care
Due to a significant investment LCHS (Lincolnshire Community Health Services) are extremely excited to be advertising this band 7 post which will provide a clinical and leadership role on the critical care units at both Lincoln county hospital and Pilgrim hospital. Due to this investment we are able to recruit to a number of posts of varying bandings which will result in us providing a 7 day, GPICS compliant SLT service to critical care units on both sites.
The successful applicant will be a team player who is highly motivated, with clinical expertise in critical care and some leadership experience. The role will include managing band 6 therapists and working with the MDT to embed SLT onto the critical care units. Funding is available for FEES equipment, therefore the post holder will work with the current professional advisor for the acute service to develop this clinical area.
The post will require flexible working over a 7 day working rota. Enhanced pay is received for weekend working.
• To assess, diagnose and treat patients with speech, language and communication impairments and/ or dysphagia within critical care including managing complex patients and those with a tracheostomy.
• To be a clinical leader for the speech and language therapy service to inpatients on the critical care units in Lincoln County Hospital and Pilgrim Hospital.
We are highly committed to professional development and evidence-based practice, and there is support available within the wider service from a range of clinical specialists. We have a well-established local AAC Service and The East Midlands AAC Regional hub is based in Lincoln, with opportunities for training and joint working with AAC professionals from the hub. There is regular access to clinical supervision and CPD including countywide skill-sharing groups, and all staff participate in service improvement initiatives
Lincolnshire is a wonderful place to live and work. The county is predominantly rural and there is something for everyone. From rolling countryside with historic market towns and villages, to an award winning coastline and Britain's Best Small City.
Lincolnshire is a very affordable county with below average house prices, so is an excellent location to settle and build an exciting and stimulating lifestyle for you and your family.
Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of this role.
We would very much welcome your application if you are interested in this opportunity. If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us:
• Angelin Peeris (@,#########
• Emily Gelder (@,#########
This advert closes on Sunday 21 Nov 2021