Advanced Speech & Language Therapist Critical Care

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Oldham, UK
13 Jun 2019
18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations - Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of 'Saving lives, Improving lives', the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

Would you like to work in a dynamic, motivated and friendly hospital team? Are you ready for an exciting challenge in your role as an advanced SLT? The newly established Pennine Acute critical care team consists of 3 Physiotherapists, 1 Occupational Therapist, 2 Dietitians and this Speech and Language Therapy post.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated SLT with at least 5 year's clinical experience, to join our team to assist in the delivery of a high quality acute integrated service that supports patients, carers and staff. The Intensive Care Unit has 18 beds which are a mixture of Level 2 & 3 patients. You will also provide a service to patients across the general wards when required. You will be able to demonstrate a caring and compassionate nature, with good interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to manage a busy and varied workload in a timely manner is essential and to have a flexible approach to day to day tasks and to be a team player is important, in order to meet the demands of the service.

The post provides an excellent opportunity for a Specialist SLT to develop both personally and professionally. We have a well-structured support system across the department and support professional development. This includes a cross trust critical care working group which provides an opportunity to work on joint projects and gain further continued professional development knowledge. You will partake in regular personal development reviews and access to professional training. You will be actively involved in regular trust wide audits.

The departments are established as trainers and you will also provide training for a variety of health professionals.

You will have the opportunity to represent the department at trustwide groups and contribute to departmental service developments. In addition this post holder will need to act as the professional lead for SLT at Oldham.

The Trust has excellent IT facilities and is in the process of developing an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system.

Candidates must be a qualified SLT, registered with the HCPC and committed to promoting nutrition to improve health within the local area

For further details / informal visits contact:

Zoe Wilks,

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