Specialist Speech and Language Therapist Adult Neurosciences Band 6 - University College Hospital

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Main duties and responsibilities





To provide a high quality speech and language therapy service within the Trust, in collaboration with the rest of the SLT team and the multi-disciplinary teams in which the post holder works.


To comply at all times with the RCSLT’s and HPC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of his/her own work, including: the management of patients, use of equipment and all written documentation


To undertake specialist assessment for patients with acquired communication and swallowing problems within NHNN, including diagnosis and interpretation of results using specialist analytical skills.


To demonstrate highly specialist knowledge in these clinical areas underpinned by current evidence based practice and outcome measures


To demonstrate highly developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment diagnosis and treatment of patients


To make appropriate differential diagnoses and specialist clinical decisions on evidence from assessment/monitoring of cases, reflecting SLT theory and philosophy


To use/apply specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements/decision making for case management, developing clear care plans based on best practice


To demonstrate clinical effectiveness reflecting on evidence based practice and outcome measures


To provide advice to others regarding the management and care of patients with communication and/or feeding and swallowing difficulties


To monitor and review the progress of patients against the targets set and agreed, and to modify targets as appropriate


To adapt practice to meet individual patient circumstances


To reflect on clinical practice both individually and with peers identifying strengths and needs and providing evidence of sound clinical judgements, based on research and evidence based practice


To develop the ability to reflect on auditory, visual and kinaesthetic aspects of patient’s communication and to identify appropriate strategies to facilitate and enhance communicative effectiveness


To maintain up to date and accurate case notes and write reports reflecting specialist knowledge, ensuring that they meet departmental standards and are in line with local Trust Policy, and RCSLT professional standards


To independently manage and prioritise a discrete caseload, advising line manager on issues of service delivery including shortfall, service pressures etc


To demonstrate skills in dealing with the pressures of managing a caseload including prioritisation, teamwork and flexibility


To contribute to multi-agency assessment procedures as required


To ensure that children and young people are referred to other services as appropriate


To monitor and evaluate specialist service delivery and provide progress reports as required


ToT To demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the issues associated with clinical governance and their application to professional practice. This will include compliance with/adherence to, and implementation of service and service area policies, National and Local guidelines and RCSLT Professional and Clinical and Guidelines


To develop a working knowledge of relevant procedures including: Safeguarding Children, Working with Vulnerable Adults and other legal frameworks


To To contribute to the local Trust’s systems of clinical governance, developing innovations in areas of risk management, quality standards setting and clinical effectiveness in collaboration with others


To be accountable for professional action and recognising professional boundaries, and working within defined departmental and national protocols/policies and professional code of conduct


To work independently accessing appraisal within an Individual Performance Framework at pre-determined intervals


To maintain a high standard of patient records and data of all patients, (including uni-disciplinary / multi-disciplinary reports and therapy activity statistics) documenting all relevant information according to standards of practice. Documentation will include Integrated care pathways, medical notes, uni-disciplinary notes, initial interim reports and discharge reports.


To key work individual patients, negotiating with patients, carers and others around case management in complex cases, using effective conflict management skills, co-ordinating referrals, co-ordinating and chairing case conferences and to actively participate in structured multidisciplinary goal setting





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