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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
The Purpose and Activities of DCHS?
Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.
We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.
During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.
Source = Trust web-site
Bank Experienced Specialist Speech & Language Therapist (Adult)
Closed for applications on: 8-Nov-2021 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 8-Nov-2021 00:01
- As and where required
- As and where required
- DE56 1WH
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Flexible working - As and when required
- £32,306 - £39,027 pa, pro rata
- Salary period
- (NHS AfC: Band 6)
- Main area
- Speech and Language Therapy
The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.
Be outstanding – join an outstanding team!
COVID-19 We recognise that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on people in different ways. Please be reassured that at DCHS we understand this and have a risk assessment process in place, where this is needed, to ensure your safety.
IMPORTANT!! The Government recently announced their intention to make Covid Vaccination for all patient facing staff compulsory from April 2022, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Please bear this in mind when making your application as you will need to demonstrate that you meet this requirement by the 1st April 2022.
We have some opportunities for Speech and Language Therapists with an interest in working with adults with acquired disorders to work on the bank for the SLT service. The adult community service works across Derby city and Derbyshire, we also have a Service Level Agreement to provide the service to Derby Hospitals. There are established and highly experienced SLTs working in these areas, with strong working relationships with the wider MDT. Our service is primarily delivered to adults in their settings; home, care home, local hospital and acute hospital.
We are a large and dynamic Speech and Language Therapy service of around 100 staff working across all service areas in Derbyshire. We are looking for HCPC and RCSLT registered Speech and Language Therapists, with experience in a specialist area and established skills in dysphagia assessment and management.
You will be proficient in your abilities to deliver high-quality, evidence-based practice, with assessment and therapeutic abilities, including dysphagia management in this specialist area.
You will have a commitment to providing a high standard of patient-focused care and be a strong team player.
As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way.
Working for our organisation
Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire. We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations. During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- To reflect on all aspects of clients’ communication and swallowing difficulties and identify appropriate strategies to facilitate and enhance communication and safe eating and drinking.
- To negotiate with carers, clients and others around individual case management.
- To manage complex and specialist caseload independently
- To make a differential diagnosis on the basis of evidence from assessment
- To develop clear care plans based on best practice
- To adapt practice to meet individual patient/client circumstances
- To apply highly developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients/clients
- To provide specialist clinical/technical skills for highly interpretative assessment techniques and interventions, i.e. phonetic transcription, linguistic profiling
- To demonstrate skills in handling clients with disabilities
- To assess, develop and implement Specialist Speech and Language Therapy Treatment
- To provide specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of patients/clients with communication difficulties
- To demonstrate high level of clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and outcome measures
- To write reports reflecting highly specialist knowledge
- To adapt practice to meet individual patients’ circumstance, including due regard for cultural, linguistic and cognitive differences
- To ensure that patients are involved in the planning and prioritisation of their care plans wherever possible
- To provide appropriate specialist intervention and evaluate outcomes
- To apply good negotiation skills across a range of issues
- To apply skills in dealing complex issues to generate appropriate strategies for caseload management
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) is one of the largest providers of specialist community healthcare in England and we currently employ around 4,500 staff. We deliver a variety of services across Derbyshire, caring for nearly 1.8 million patients each year.
We deliver patient care through 11 community hospitals, 4 minor injury units, 29 health centres and a learning disability centre. Another key part of our service is out in the community where we care for people in their own homes via therapists, health visitors and district nurses, and promoting public health in the wider community. As a Trust we care for patients of all ages with a special focus on the needs of elderly people and the very young.
DCHS has been recognised as a top 10 NHS organisation to work for in the UK by the Health Service Journal and NHS Employers in their Best Places to Work 2015 campaign. The Trust is also the runner-up in the category for the best NHS community trust employer.
TWITTER/FACEBOOK - DCHS has its own Social Media accounts for recruitment. Follow us/like us via @dchsjobs
Our vision “to be the best provider of local healthcare and to be a great place to work”
1) To get the basics right
2) To act with compassion and respect
3) To make a difference
4) To value and develop teamwork
5) To value everyone’s contribution because everyone matters
The majority of our locations offer free parking facilities for staff.
We will communicate with you regarding your application via email so please check your email account on a regular basis. If using hotmail, MSN or yahoo email accounts please check your 'junk/spam' mail regularly.
If you require any support in completing the application form please do not hesitate to contact the People Resource Team, 01332 564856, option 1, option 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to provide assistance.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Education and qualifications
- Recognised SLT Degree
- HCPC registered
- Registered member of RCSLT
- Membership of relevant CEN
Experience and Knowledge
- Relevant experience post reg including dysphagia, stroke and /or rehab experience
- 2 years post qualification as an SLT
- Experience of delivering training
- In depth knowledge of appropriate assessment and therapeutic interventions for the role
- 3 years post qualification experience
- Experience of supervising students and assistants
Skills and Attributes
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Demonstrates good analystical and reflection skills
- Good presentation skills both written and verbal
- Ability to understand and apply capacity/demand issues in service area and prioritise caseload, explain rationale for decision making to others
- Demonstrates ability to be a good team player, providing mentorship, and second opinions.
- Demonstrates leadership skills as well as ability to be a good team member
- Able to work as part of MDT
- Adaptable to change
- JD (PDF, 396.7KB)
- T&C's (PDF, 183.8KB)
- Rewarding place to work (PDF, 202.3KB)
- Terms & Conditions (PDF, 312.3KB)
- Terms & Conditions (PDF, 312.3KB)
- Working the DCHS Way (PDF, 614.2KB)
- Application Guidance Document (PDF, 331.4KB)
- An Introduction to DCHS (PDF, 545.8KB)
- The DCHS Outstanding Way (PDF, 174.0KB)
- Terms & Conditions - DCHS (PDF, 312.3KB)
Further details / informal visits contact
- Lisa Salton
- Job title
- SLT Service Manager
- Email address
- Additional information
SLT Team Leader
If you have problems applying, contact
- People Resource Team
- Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
- Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
- Whitecotes Lane
- S40 3HW
- 01332 564856, opt 1, option 2