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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Speech & Language Therapy
Band 7
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Livingston Drive Health Centre
£38,890 - £44,503 pro rata per annum
31/05/2020 23:59
Interview date

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Thanks to additional investment in Mersey Care's Speech & Language Therapy services, we are delighted to be able to advertise this new part-time Band 7 position within our team.

Our Community Speech & Language Therapists work with adults who have communication or swallowing difficulties, related to physical and/or mental health challenges. We work across a range of community settings but operate from a central base near Sefton Park in Liverpool. We pride ourselves for the quality of care we deliver through patient-centred planning and collaborative working with the wider MDT across Liverpool.  We work closely with our colleagues in the South Sefton team and have shared in-service training/CPD and team-building sessions. We also work closely alongside our colleagues in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities teams.  We have robust clinical supervision and appraisals to further encourage therapists’ specialist skills, interests and development of ideas. The teams are led by our clinical managers who are Expert Practitioners within Dysphagia and Communication and we have excellent support within Mersey Care across all the AHPs

Within this post you would be expected to manage complex dysphagia presentations and to support junior staff via  clinical supervision and line management.

We are looking for qualified speech and language therapists who share the Mersey Care values of Care, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support, which are fundamental to our care delivery and professional relationships.

For an informal conversation or to arrange a visit please ring Gill Dowman or Clare Grace on 0151 296 7403.

Shortlisting is planned for 01st June 2020

Interview is planned for 11th & 12th June 2020

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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

Gillian Dowman or Clare Grace on 0151 296 7403