Job descriptionFollowing an internal service re-design we are looking to recruit into an interesting new position within the acute SLT service. Our new SLTA will have a varied job role supporting the acute SLT team with a number of different administrative and clinical tasks including gathering background information, liaising with community services and completing face to face therapy programmes and assessment activities designed by the SLT team. You will be joining 2 further SLTA’s within the service working in Neuro and Head and Neck Cancer as well as an experienced and friendly SLT team and our amazing administrator. If you are looking for a new challenge, considering a career change or perhaps have always thought about a career in Speech and Language Therapy then this could be the post for you. We are looking for someone with a passion for people and an interest in the role of the Speech and Language Therapist. The nature of working in an acute hospital environment means that every day is different with new learning opportunities. You will be supporting our team to support our patients with a variety of communication and swallowing difficulties. This may be through direct provision of therapy programmes, gathering background information or collating discharge paperwork to ensure that our care is well informed and smoothly transferred to community services. The Speech and Language Therapy Team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital are a committed and friendly group of individuals who support one another on a daily basis to provide the best service possible to our patients. Our team is important to us, please have a look at out Twitter page to see what we get up to @RBH_SALT Our recently developed guiding principals highlight what is important to us as a team: Inclusivity We ensure a voice for all Our team is a safe space, where it is ok to make mistakes Working Together We celebrate our expertise and share our knowledge We value each others differences Encourage Innovation Aim high We take risks, opportunities and always try again Display Passion We never miss an opportunity to empower others We will always find something to say "yes" to Focus on Patient The patient is at the heart of what we do We work creatively to enable the best patient outcomes Clinical To carry out designated patient assessments in liaison with qualified speech and language therapy To independently perform specific tasks, for individual or groups of patients as part of their treatment and rehabilitation programmes, including computer based therapy and group If caseload demands work with patients with dysphagia as directed by speech and language To communicate effectively with the speech and language therapists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding changes in the patient’s condition, or any other relevant information, if appropriate To prepare therapy materials, patient personal history books and low tech communication aids such as therapy mats under the direction of speech and language therapists. To be able to provide and receive information using tact, sensitivity and diplomacy. g. when treating patients. To carry out treatment interventions, evaluating results and communicating progress or outcome with qualified therapy To consider patients understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have capacity to work within legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to To have knowledge and understanding of the different communication disorders e.g. dysarthria, dyspraxia and To provide information on supportive agencies that are available for patients to maximize recovery For full job role information including person spec please see attached job description.
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