Dysphagia Speech Therapist

  • Cumbria
  • £35 - £45 per hour
  • Locum/Temporary
  • Band 6

Posted September 20, 2022

Job title: Speech & Language Therapist

Band: Band 6

Location: Carlisle

Hours: Full and part time hours available

Salary: Negotiable rates of pay/£35-£45 an hour dependent on experience

Job Description

Athona’s AHP division is currently recruiting for a new locum opportunity based in Carlisle. You will be working as a Band 6 Speech Therapist for an NHS Trust.

You will as a member of the adult team:

  • Provide a speech and language therapy service for the adult population in Carlisle and Eden
  • Assist in the delivery of a highly specialised speech and language therapy service to adults with a range of eating/ drinking difficulties and dysphagia, and communication disorders in Carlisle and Eden.
  • Work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary framework to achieve integrated care for patients.
  • Be responsible for the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, delivery and evaluation of evidence based speech and language therapy intervention in appropriate locations, mainly on hospital wards, patients’ homes, and outpatient clinics.
  • Assess and treat a caseload which includes complex cases, in line with experience and ability, as an autonomous practitioner with appropriate supervision, evidencing problem solving and reasoning skills and independence of judgement.
  • Establish individualized management and treatment plans, using clinical reasoning and utilizing a range of evidence based treatment skills and options to formulate interventions and programmes of care.
  • Promote health and reduce inequalities for adults and communities, so that they may be able to maximise their potential in terms of health, employment and social well-being.
  • Build upon undergraduate experience and develop new skills, knowledge and experience through external courses, in service training and joint working.

In order to be considered for this post applicants will need:

  • HCPC registration
  • recent NHS experience
  • enhanced DBS
  • right to work in the UK

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Why Athona:

Athona is one of the UKs leading on-framework healthcare recruitment agencies, with a reputation for building professional and personable relationships with our candidates and Trusts nationwide. After almost two decades in the business, we pride ourselves on taking great care and detail in every candidate that we place, and we believe that there is an art to being a good recruiter. This is what we call ‘The Art of Recruitment.’

  • Negotiable excellent rates of pay, with weekly payroll
  • One point of contact and 24/7 out of hours support available
  • We’re CPD accredited
  • Industry-leading revalidation and appraisal support team
  • Benefit from our exclusive discount codes
  • Referral scheme – receive up to £150 for every allied health professional recommendation

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