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NHS AfC: Band 6
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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
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As and where required
As and where required
AfC Band 6: £30,401 - £37,267 pa, pro rata
16/02/2020 23:59

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Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust logo

Bank Experienced Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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We have some opportunities for Speech and Language Therapists with an interest in working with adults with acquired disorders to work on the bank for the SLT service. The adult community service works across Derby city and Derbyshire, we also have a Service Level Agreement to provide the service to Derby Hospitals. There are established and highly experienced  SLTs working in these areas, with strong working relationships with the wider MDT. Our service is primarily delivered to adults in their settings; home, care home, local hospital and acute hospital.

We are a large and dynamic Speech and Language Therapy service of around 100 staff working across all service areas in Derbyshire. We are looking for HCPC and RCSLT registered Speech and Language Therapists, with  experience in a specialist area and established skills in dysphagia assessment and management.

You will be proficient in your abilities to deliver high-quality, evidence-based practice, with assessment and therapeutic abilities, including dysphagia management in this specialist area.

You will have a commitment to providing a high standard of patient-focused care and be a strong team player.

As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Lisa Salton SLT Service Manager

Sarah Spray SLT Team Leader



If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
Whitecotes Lane
S40 3HW
01332 564856, opt 1, opt 1