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  • Speciality: Adult Acute
  • Grade: Senior Speech Therapist
  • Salary: £23 - £35 per hour
  • Location: East Of England
  • Start Date: Required ASAP
  • Duration: Temporary
  • Reference No: J114573

Mediplacements are looking to recruit a band 6/7 Speech and Language Therapist for a locum position with our client in Essex.

The pay for this position is £23-£28 per hour, and we are looking for someone who can start as soon as possible for an ongoing duration.

JOB SUMMARY
To support the Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy Service across South East Essex by assessing of and planning management for adults with a range of acquired and progressive communication and swallowing disorders seen within the service.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
To provide assessment, diagnosis and management of people with a range or communication and swallowing disorders.
To support and supervise less experienced therapists, and assistant practitioners treating people on these case loads.
To keep Lead Speech and Language Therapist advised of any changes or developments that may affect planning
To be responsible and accountable for the independent prioritisation and management of own clinical caseload.
To make a differential diagnosis of communication and swallowing difficulties on the basis of specialist formal and informal clinical assessments; to ensure that all interventions are based on accurate, appropriate and sufficient assessment.
To support and facilitate all patients in expressing their own views and needs, to enable them to take an active part in the planning of treatment.
To use clinical assessment of patients' communication skills to support decision making about a patient's capacity to consent to interventions and make decisions affecting future management.
To develop clear individual care plans based on clinical guidelines and established best practice.
To use appropriate outcome measures, such as Care Aims, to evaluate personal clinical effectiveness.
To provide programmes of therapy activities and demonstrations of those activities to those concerned (family, staff, visitors) to enable carry over and generalisation of new skills into the wider communicative environment.
To consider the need to adapt clinical practice to meet the needs of patients and carers including issues relating to disability, culture and educational attainment e.g. the format of written advice, wheelchair access and interpreters.
To ensure smooth and appropriate handover of care from one agency to another; to provide reports, reflecting specialist knowledge and interpretation of specialist assessments, to other health professionals, including GPs and Hospital consultants as requested; to make and/or recommend onward referrals to other professionals or agencies, as appropriate.
To maintain up to date and accurate case notes in line with RCSLT professional standards and local guidelines and policies.
To submit activity data, using SystmOne, accurately, regularly and promptly in accordance with agreed guidelines and policies.
To share information with others, observing data protection guidelines.

If you're interested in working as a locum speech therapist with Mediplacements, apply now!

When you work with Mediplacements, you will have access to a range of benefits that will support you in your role. Our dedicated one-to-one service ensures that you have the support you need to thrive in your role. Our fast-track registration process allows you to start your new role as soon as possible. The excellent rates of pay, and assistance with travel and accommodation are designed to make your transition as smooth as possible. We also offer weekly pay that is always on time, and access to exclusive NHS and private sector jobs. There is no registration fee, and you will have access to free online training.

If you are not available for this position, we encourage you to refer a friend and take advantage of our £250 referral bonus. T&C's apply.

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