NHS board : NHS GrampianDepartment : Adult Acute Speech and Language TherapyJob type : Allied Health ProfessionsHours of work : 37.
5Advanced Speech and Language Therapist 37.5 hours per week (full time) Band 7 (£40,872 - £47,846) Permanent Adult Acute Speech and Language Therapy Aberdeen Royal Infirmary We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and well-motivated Speech and Language Therapist to join our established and supportive Acute Sector Adult Team based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
For this Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) role within the acute and critical care team you will demonstrate significant depth and breadth of clinical knowledge, specialist skills and experience of working with adults in an acute care setting.
Your role will be part of a wider SLT team who collectively provide high quality and effective patient care across critical care and major trauma, acute medicine, frailty and palliative care in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Roxburghe House.
Within acute care wards you will work with in-patients as a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist working alongside a lead SLT in critical care and acute care, a band 7 in critical care and support two band 6 therapists within the Acute and Critical care team.
As a team we provide a highly responsive and timely service for all patients admitted with speech, swallowing and communication difficulties across medical and surgical specialties.
We work closely with our SLT colleagues in Woodend Hospital and community SLT services to support patient transition out of hospital, and maintain our involvement in the frailty pathway with health and social care services.
The MDT approach is central to effective working, and as a team, one of our key aims for 2022 is to focus on enhancing these relationships to support higher quality outcomes for patients.
Within this post an additional interest in developing the service we offer to patients who require palliative care is highly desirable.
with specific inpatient and outpatient caseloads within these specialities. Shared values to promote optimal patient rehabilitation and recovery, an active contribution to collaborative working and to service development initiatives is important to the team.
There will be opportunities to be involved in weekly videofluoroscopy clinics and we are currently developing our in-patient FEES service.
Within our small, supportive team there are established pathways for peer support, mentoring and supervision, and a commitment to providing CPD opportunities.
Informal enquiries to Clare Emerson (Lead SLT), or Clare Tarr (Lead SLT in Acute and Critical Care) on 01224 553566. Advert will close on Monday 24th January and interviews are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 9th February. ???????