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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Posted 8 September by NHS Ayrshire and Arran Featured Ended
As an experienced motivated and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist you will work within the Adult team delivering a service to Adults with communication and/or swallowing disorders within the hospital setting and across East Ayrshire. There may be a requirement to work flexibly across Ayrshire and Arran to meet service demands and a new effective and efficient ways of Partnership working develop.

You will be expected to work autonomously to provide specialist assessment diagnosis and treatment/management across a complex range of conditions for in-patients out-patients and patients within community settings. In-patients include medical surgical acute stroke stroke rehabilitation ICU and oncology. Out-patient clinics include dysphagia communication and voice.

In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. The post holder is required to work collaboratively in a safe caring and respectful way.

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to communicate effectively and work constructively within a multi-disciplinary and mutli-agency environment. You will supervise junior Speech and Language Therapists and students.

You will have a recognised 4 year Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent and substantial relevant experience working within the Acute setting and in the community. Current or recent experience in working with adults with dysphagia is essential.

Regular support and supervision and opportunities to enhance skills will be provided in line with KSF.

Hours: 18.75 per week

A car owner / driver is essential

Informal enquiries to Louise Steel Speech and Language Therapy Manager oor Karen Barclay East Adult Locality Lead oAll correspondence will be sent by email. We have experienced some issues with personal email addresses and there is no guarantee correspondence will be sent to your inbox. It is therefore your responsibility to check all email folders including your junk folder as we have no control over which folder the correspondence will be sent to.

PLEASE RESTRICT YOUR SUPPORTING STATEMENT TO NO MORE THAN 500 WORDS IF LIMIT IS EXCEEDED TEXT WILL BE CUT-OFF. PLEASE AVOID USING SYMBOLS &/? SIGNS BULLET POINTS ETC THROUGHOUT YOUR APPLICATION.

Closing Date: 22 September 2017
We are in the process of amending the online application form. Please note that the current online application form requests that you supply information regarding sickness absence. Please do not complete this section as this information does not form part of the initial selection process.

Reference: 33265371

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