Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
WHO WE ARE:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.
We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.
The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.
Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.
Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
This is an exciting opportunity that has arisen from investment to join our strong and innovative out-patient team. Your focus will be on developing highly specialist skills in order to deliver effective person-centred care to our patients across Cardiff and the Vale and providing clinical support to junior members of the team. There is a strong ethos of clinical and professional support including monthly journal clubs, clinical peer support and daily wellbeing drop ins. We also have very close links to the wider acute SLT team offering opportunities for shadowing and CPD in more specialist and tertiary services as well as monthly In-Service Training sessions.
We need an SLT who has the confidence to thrive on variety and the fast pace of out-patients. You will have specialist skills in dysphagia assessment & management and be keen to develop VF and FEES skills. You should have experience in communication assessment and support with an interest in developing skills within prog neuro, transgender, voice and dysfluency. You will be an innovative thinker, able to lead on a new project, work autonomously and as part of a team and be able to demonstrate skill for collecting and analysing data.
Main duties of the job
The Out-patient Team is a friendly and supportive team with an excellent skill mix of Band 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8a staff. You will work closely with the Bd 7 Out-patient Team Lead and as well as the Bd8a Out-patient Manager regarding service development and clinical innovations.
This role offers the opportunity to work clinically across the following rotations:
- Dysphagia: incl the development of videofluoroscopy and FEES
- Transgender: being an integral part of the local Gender Identity Team (including sharing office and clinical space)
- Prog neuro: building on current links with the MS, MND and Parkinsons MDTs
- ILO & chronic cough: continuing to work closely and attend joint clinics with our Respiratory and Airways clinics and development of clinical pathways
- Voice: being an integral part of the joint ENT voice clinic and working closely with our ENT colleagues
- Head and Neck Cancer: assessment and management of latent effects of treatment
Training and support will be provided across rotations to facilitate skill development and CPD is positively encouraged.
Our team is very mindful of the trust’s values of kindness, respect, trust & integrity and personal responsibility and would welcome anyone who is able to demonstrate these values.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Working for our organisation
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.
- Speech & Language Therapy Degree
- HCPC Registration
- MSc or equivalent. This should include a post-graduate dysphagia qualification to at least RCSLT level C.
- Evidence of specialist post graduate CPD relevant to clinical area.
- Membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
- • Significant post graduate experience of working with a wide range of acquired communication and swallowing difficulties.
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Experience of using Microsoft Office and other IT packages
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Sarah Clements
- Job title
- Clinical Lead SLT
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 02920 743012