Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Children’s Therapies
Band 7
Fixed Term 12 months
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£31,696 to £41,787 pa
25/06/2017 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Band 7 Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist
Children’s Rehabilitation Service / Acute, Speech and Language Therapist

Hours: Up to 1.0 wte Salary £ 31,697 - £41,787 (pro rata)
Fixed Term for 1 year.
Part time and job share applications welcome.

An exciting new opportunity has occurred for a dynamic and creative Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist within our Children’s Rehabilitation and Acute Paediatric Service. The post holder will contribute to the development and running of the Children’s Rehabilitation Service and support the management of the Children’s Therapies Service. The post holder will also have the opportunity to work in the Acute Paediatric Service providing specialist dysphagia support across a tertiary level children’s hospital.

The Children’s Rehabilitation Service supports children and young people requiring rehabilitation from 2 or more members of our multi-disciplinary team comprising of clinical psychology, Occupational Therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy alongside our Oncology and Neurosurgical/ Neurology Consultants. The Speech and Language Therapist will be an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team liaising closely with colleagues across acute and community settings to work towards patient/family centred goals. You will provide specialist intensive inpatient/outpatient based assessment and therapy management for a small caseload of children with primarily neurological based rehabilitation needs. These will include predominantly acquired brain injuries (from illness, trauma or oncology), but may also include some work with children with spinal injuries and musculo-skeletal needs.

You will be expected to manage your own caseload providing a high standard of holistic, individualised speech and language therapy to patients with complex swallowing and communication needs.

The Acute Paediatric Service supports children with eating and drinking difficulties across a range of acute specialisms including; neurology, gastroenterology, ICU/HDU, oncology, cardiology and respiratory. The post holder will work as part of a team consisting of the Acute Paediatric Lead and the Neonatal Specialist Speech and Language Therapists.

You will ideally be working at RCSLT Dysphagia Competency Level C or above. Experience of working in an acute setting and/or with patients with tracheostomy would be desirable. Clinical supervision will be provided within the acute Speech and Language Therapy Team.

You will have the opportunity to develop high quality, evidence based training packages and be involved in student clinical education. You will participate in outcome measurement projects and
be actively involved in regular reviews of service delivery.

This position is being offered up to 1.0 WTE, however we would welcome applications from candidates that wish to be considered for part of the role, part time working or a job share.

An informal discussion or visit to the department is encouraged.

Interviews will be held on 3-Jul-2017

Closing Date: 25-Jun-2017

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emma Glisson, Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist: emma.glisson@ouh.nhs.uk
Tel: 01865 227793 or 01865 231999

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