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Highly Specialist SLT/Team Lead (Stroke) - band 7 posted by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Full Time
£39,332 - £45,534 / year

Job Description

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Our Trust

Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has been rated outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and our staff tell us that we are a great place to work.

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill; a community of over 535,000 people.

At East Surrey Hospital in Redhill, we provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. East Surrey Hospital is also the nearest trauma unit for Gatwick Airport.

We are one of the best performing Trusts in England:

  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has given us an outstanding rating
  • SASH are in the top 20% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment
  • Our workforce are amongst the most motivated in the country; SASH is well above the national average for overall staff engagement
  • We are one of the safest hospitals in the country according to CQC’s intelligent monitoring
  • Up to 96% of people surveyed would recommend us to their friends and family
  • We are a National Patient Safety Awards Winner

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual, to work with a friendly team of highly motivated and experienced speech and language therapists (SLT), all based at East Surrey Hospital. This acute hospital and the SLT service, is growing rapidly, with specialities including respiratory medicine, stroke, critical care and voice.

The Stroke Unit is a busy 28 bedded ward (Hyper Acute & Acute Stroke beds).You will work within an established multidisciplinary (MDT) team and will contribute to the Keyworker role, daily board rounds, weekly MDT goal setting and discharge planning meetings. You will be expected to support the MDT in the delivery of National Stroke Targets and results of the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) inform service review and development.

The post holder requires leadership skills, being responsible for the clinical supervision of more junior speech and language staff in their designated clinical specialism. You will also work collaboratively with other Leads in the SLT Team who cover medical wards; critical care; head and neck; voice and paediatrics. The senior SLT team support the Head of SLT in the delivery of a high quality, person centred therapeutic service at East Surrey Hospital.

This role is actively involved in a weekly-run, SLT lead videofluoroscopy clinic. The post holder will also work jointly with the critical care lead to take forward the development and delivery of a FEES Service, with funding for equipment having recently been approved.

The successful applicant must be able to work under pressure, in a busy acute environment, whilst being flexible to the needs of the service. They will be required to work as an autonomous practitioner, as well as being an integral team, member of a multidisciplinary team. The post holder must be able to demonstrate skills in working collaboratively with team members, individuals and their families.

The speech and language therapy department at East Surrey Hospital provides inpatient adult services to this busy acute hospital, along with a range of outpatient clinics. There is excellent IT support, opportunities for personal development and there is a robust CPD programme in place, with regular senior support and supervision, being readily available.

For informal enquires and further discussion, please contact Zoe Malyon, Highly Specialist SLT/ICU Lead on Apply Now >> ext 6086/bleep836 or email ( Email address removed )

Interview date: 15th November 2019

We are proud of our diverse workforce and actively encourage applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, race and ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process.

Staff benefits include on-site car parking for staff, Boots and WHSmith shops, restaurant facilities, full educational library services, on-site nursery at East Surrey Hospital and excellent rail and bus links. Metrobus are offering all new staff one month's free travel to East Surrey Hospital when they first join (please contact the company for details and Terms & Conditions). We also participate in a car sharing scheme and provide lockable storage for cycles.

Successful candidates will be appointed to the first pay step within the band when they start with the Trust (unless they have previous relevant NHS continuous service), thereafter individuals will progress up the pay steps in accordance with Agenda for change terms and conditions. For part time roles you will receive a pro rata'd (proportional) salary payment based on the appropriate pay step/point and hours worked in accordance with AfC and all medical & dental terms and conditions.

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust operate a 24 hour 365 day a year service and all nursing, clinical and operational roles will require staff to work 24/7 shifts (if required) unless you are specifically advised otherwise as part of the recruitment process.

On rare occasions some vacancies may expire before the advertised closing date.

Due to the volume of applications received we are unlikely to advise individual applicants if they have not been shortlisted. If we have not been in contact within four weeks of the closing date please consider that your applications has been unsuccessful.

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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