Specialist Speech and Language Therapist B6 Stroke

NHS

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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, StrokeBand 6

We have a new opportunity for a motivatedand experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join our dynamic Stroke Team at Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust. The post is full time, working 37.5 hours per week, but part time and flexible working may be considered if raised at interview.

The post involves providing specialist Speech and Language rehabilitation for patients on the Acute Stroke Unit at Dorset County Hospital and the Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne ensuring that rehabilitation continues across the stroke pathway.If you have experience or a keen interest of working within a stroke service and are looking for a new challenge this may be the job for you! This post will offer the opportunity to develop specialist skills in the assessment and management of swallowing and communication difficulties for patients post stroke and will allow you to work within both an acute and rehabilitation setting.

You will be joining an established Stroke Therapy Team of Physiotherapists, Dietitians, Speech & Language Therapists and Therapy Support Workers supported by a Clinical Lead Therapist. You will be encouraged to take an active role in current projects, including service development and evaluation, internal and external training, audit and research review.

You will be working in a rewarding and challenging clinical environment and will be responsible for the supervision of at least one team member. The therapies department at Dorset County Hospital is committed to ensuring staff feel supported with their wellbeing and career progression through supervision, appraisal, in-house and external training and leadership development.

The Therapies Service at Dorset County Hospital is an integrated Therapies Service working together to ensure that Therapies provision is the best that it can be, balancing quality and resourcing to provide and improve patient centred services. The Therapies Team is committed to theprinciple of seven day working and is currently working towards it. Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a modern District General Hospital offering an excellent working environment. Much of West Dorset is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the Jurassic coastline is protected by World Heritage status. There arenumerous beaches within easy reach, and Portland Harbour (host of 2012 Olympic Sailing) promotes a wide range of water sport activities. The area is largely rural, with good rail and road links. The closest airport is situated in Bournemouth. We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in groups which are under-represented in our organisation.

If you are a forward thinking and dynamic therapist looking to further your professional experience then we would like to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gill Faley, Head of Speech and Language Therapy, [email protected], 01305 255165

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