Band 6 Older Adults Dysphagia Speech Therapist - Mental Health - Berkshire

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Pulse is currently seeking a compassionate Speech Language Therapist with Dysphagia experience to join a fantastic NHS trust based in Berkshire. This position is available to start as soon as possible, offering full-time and part-time hours for an initial 3-month duration.

The successful speech therapist will work as part of an older adults mental health team. They will be responsible for completing detailed assessments using knowledge of specific assessment tools relevant to the client group, differentially diagnose, develop care plans and identify goals appropriate to knowledge of prognosis, and plan, implement and evaluate detailed programmes of specialist SLT treatment for the designated caseloads.

Some main duties will include: 
• Assessment of older adults to determine specific areas of need
• Managing a caseload of clients with varying diagnosis and complex needs
• Report writing
• Work within a multidisciplinary team – liaising with other healthcare professionals 
• Coaching, training and consultation work with service providers
• Work with all staff to support the implementation of the therapeutic approach through training delivery and development of the environment 

To be considered for this role you must: 
• Have previous experience working with dysphagia patients 
• Be HCPC registered 
• Hold the relevant degree/qualifications 
• Have exposure to working within a mental health environment
• Showcase excellent communication skills and a person-centred approach
• Be empathetic and caring, with a passion to help patients that have a range of speech therapy disorders

Why Pulse?
• Variety of work opportunities in the NHS and private sector
• Regional Compliance Team of trained phlebotomists 
• iPoint – Electronic timesheet processing app
•Access to high-quality voluntary training
• £300 Recommend a Friend scheme*
• HireVue online interview
• Advice and support from a friendly and dedicated team of consultants 
• Daily payroll 
*Terms and Conditions apply

Not for you but know the ideal Speech Language Therapist?

If you are registered with Pulse and recommend a friend to us, you can earn £300 per recommendation, once they have worked over 200 hours*. 



Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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