Job Reference: 846-05835-RP
Employer:Kent Community Health NHS Foundation TrustDepartment:ICT Speech and Language TherapyLocation:Westbrook House, MargateSalary:26,565 - 35,577 pro rata per annum
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people, in their community, in a range of settings including people's own homes; nursing homes; health clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units; a walk-in centre and in mobile units.
We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of about 1.4 million. We employ 5,000 staff, including community nurses, physiotherapists, dietitians, and many other healthcare professionals.
Our vision is to deliver excellent services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need to have outstanding people who share a common set of values and aspirations.
Our values (CARE) demonstrate that the Trust acts with integrity and professionalism. CARE stands for:
An opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join this well established and proactive Intermediate Care Team (ICT). You will be part of a multi disciplinary team consisting Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses and Support Workers, providing short term rehabilitation to patients referred into the Team following stroke, and/or exacerbation of long term medical conditions. You will see patients at home, or local care homes, where intervention and advice on communication and swallowing difficulties is needed.
This is a stand alone position within the Thanet team, but with clinical supervision and support as needed from the ICT Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist in the Dover/Deal team. You would also be part of a small but supportive SLT team within ICT.
Experience of working closely with individuals requiring dysphagia management and communication impairment intervention is essential. An interest in stroke, experience of working with family/carers, providers, social care and third sector agencies is desirable in order that constructive links can be established and positive health outcomes are achieved, in particular for those patients with complex and enduring health needs. Applicants currently at Band 5 level, looking for a move to a more specialist role, would be considered.
Car owner/driver essential, subject to the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995)
Interview date will be on 2nd October 2017
For further details / informal visits contact:
We welcome informal enquiries and/or visits - contact:
Sue Williams (SLT Lead) on 01304 865 310
Mina Sohrabe (Rehab Lead) on 01843 254134
As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements.
For Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust also receive an allowance of a 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary up to a maximum of 1,682. Please note that this element does not apply to bank positions.
Successful applicants will be contacted via email with regards to interview details.
Please note that where the salary stated above is based on full time working it should be pro rata for part time working.
We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.
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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:37.5 hours per weekPay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:6Staff Group:Allied Health ProfessionalsSpecialty/Function:ICT Speech and Language Therapy
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