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Lead Speech and Language Therapist - Stocksbridge Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care

Yorkshire and Humber
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Start Date:
The Huntercombe Group
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Salary Details: from £36,855 per annum to £40,638 per annum

About The Role

We at The Huntercombe Group are looking for a Lead Speech and Language Therapist to join our Specialist Brain Injury and Neurological Care Service at Stocksbridge Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Neurological Care Centre.

The centre is a specialist facility providing both long-term and short-term person-centred rehabilitation, care and support for male and female adults (aged 18+ years) with a brain injury or other complex neurological conditions.

As the Lead Speech and Language Therapist you will:

Take responsibility for the development and management of SLT service and staff.
Ensure practice is evidence based where possible, using national SLT clinical standards.
Contribute to the Centre’s service development as requested by the Centre Management
Offer support to create best practice communicative environments.
Take a lead role in Speech & Language Therapy (SLT) assessment and management of service users with communication (or swallowing disorders), maintaining high standards of clinical care and working with in a multidisciplinary team frame work.

Key Accountabilities:

Provide specialist management and management of communication and swallowing disorders.
To manage the SLT service in relation to staffing, service and organisational issues.
To ensure accurate documentation of assessment, treatment and outcome measures across the whole department are maintained.
To take an active part in the key worker scheme.
To initiate and take a lead role in the development of SLT dept policies, guidelines and service developments.
To lead and under take research and audit activity with in the SLT department and across the service at the request of the Head of Department.
To initiate and take lead role in the multi-disciplinary team service developments.
Ensure the provision of a high quality SLT service and it’s place with in the multi-disciplinary team.
Coordinate the induction and training of all new SLT staff, SLT students and participate in the induction and training of wider multi-disciplinary team members and key stake holders.
To organise and provide specialist training to SLT staff and the wider MDT in collaboration with other Head of Departments.
Take responsibility for the CPD, supervision and annual appraisal of SLT staff.
Take responsibility for own professional & personal development through performance and development reviews and attending all relevant training regular supervision at an appropriate level.
Ensure that all relevant codes of practice and regulations (MHA1983 & Care Standards 2000) are upheld.
Contribute and adhere to risk management strategies for an individual service users
To participate in the admissions process of the service as requested by the Centre Management.
To participate in outcome measurement and regular review of service delivery.
To comply with all company policies and procedures including Health & Safety and Fire Safety etc.

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Closing Date:
Contact Details:
The Huntercombe Group
Tel: 020 8694 5443
Contact: The Huntercombe Group

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