Senior Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6 Rotations

London, Greater London, England
EC2V 8AF
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust £ 38.768 - 46.124 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 38.768 - 46.124 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
10 Jun 2022
Closes
9 Jul 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To manage an autonomous caseload on the acute wards, which will include assessment, contribution to differential diagnosis, and specialist SLT management for patients with acute, acquired communication and swallowing disorders, following King's College Hospital (KCH) Speech and Language Therapy evidence based guidelines and abiding by KCH Speech and Language Therapy service standards.


  • To assess, diagnose, treat and manage patients with tracheostomies in a critical care setting and on the general wards in accordance with KCH multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Trust Guidelines and provide feedback for the tracheostomy ward round weekly as required.


  • To identify barriers to effective communication within the environment and suggest and implement solutions where feasible.


  • To introduce low and high tech communication aids as appropriate and train the patient, their family and friends and the staff on using alternative and augmentative communication aid systems or to refer on to the communication aid therapist at Bowley Close.


  • To co-ordinate and promote communication developments under the guidance of a senior therapist e.g. mental capacity act issues, developing and delivering training on supporting communication, advising on environmental changes that support those with communication difficulties.


  • To co-ordinate with the Therapy Training and development co-ordinator and present, on the annual “SLT as a career” course and liaise with local acute and community services providing a contributory role


  • To maintain and develop the use of AAC techniques and equipment across the team.


  • To discuss, advise and plan appropriate patient goals with clients, carers and the multidisciplinary teams.


  • To act as a key worker where appropriate.


  • To write SLT information in EPR & ICCA where appropriate, including assessment conclusions and management plans/recommendations


  • To provide clinical support and advise to junior therapists within the team.


  • To provide complex and sensitive clinical information to patients and carers in clear, accessible and empathetic format, both in written and verbal form


  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team negotiating appropriate therapy packages, length of stay and discharge arrangements


  • To attend ward rounds and MDT meetings as appropriate


  • To liaise on a regular basis with relevant hospital and community therapy teams.


  • To liaise with other agencies to ensure appropriate follow up and care arrangements for patients


  • To contribute to the Videofluoroscopy Clinic at King’s College Hospital, providing general organisational cover where necessary


  • To develop and deliver training regarding communication and swallowing to carers, relatives and staff.


  • To participate in a 3 X yearly rolling nurse dysphagia screen training programme run by the SLT department.


  • To take part in the clinical training for SLT students as agreed and appropriate including preparation for and participation in practical exams.


  • To participate in the SLT Department in service training programme.


  • To pursue an active programme of continuing professional development including feedback to the team on any courses or conferences attended.


Supervision, Training and Education:

  • To maintain and record an active programme of continuing professional development, including feeding back to colleagues on any courses or conferences attended.


  • To make recommendations on service development and governance.


  • To be an active member of relevant special interest groups.


  • To participate regularly in the evaluation of the effectiveness of intervention and models of service delivery, maintaining up to date knowledge of relevant clinical practice and research


  • To undertake specific departmental audit projects and contribute to departmental research where appropriate




Managerial and Administrative:

  • To maintain full, accurate and contemporaneous records within EPR


  • To provide timely and accurate reports including transfer and discharge reports.

Ref: PRUH3771

Job Details

Senior Speech and Language Therapist - Band 6 Rotations

London, Greater London, Englandd King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 38.768 - 46.124 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
10 Jun 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
9 Jul 2022

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