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To lead the DCHS Adult Community SLT Service, working alongside the SLT Service General Manager and with SLT Team leaders and the SLT Quality Manager
You will provide leadership and support to your team and have a focus on delivering efficient and effective patient care.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist, with skills and experience in leadership and staff support, to contribute to team and service development in the Adult Community SLT team.
There is an established team of SLT team leaders, managers and experienced clinical leads working in our service.
We are looking for an HCPC and RCSLT registered Speech and Language Therapist to be part of our large and dynamic Speech and Language Therapy service.
The service is made up of around 100 staff, working across all service areas in Derbyshire, with a reputation for delivering innovative ways of working and having a strong focus on delivering patient-focussed input and supporting staff wellbeing.
You will be proficient in your abilities to lead and focus on the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based practice; you will have a commitment to providing a high standard of patient-focussed care and be a strong team player.
The post holder's base can be negotiated and flexible working opportunities are encouraged.
You will need to support staff across the county and city and be willing to travel to locations across the patch.
The post holder will provide ad hoc clinical support as required across the county/city.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 4th November 2021
Here at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) our vision is to be the best provider of local healthcare and a great place to work.
We care for patients across a wide range of services, delivered from 205 sites including 12 community hospitals and 28 health centres across Derbyshire, touching the lives of more than 4,000 patients every day.
We employ approximately 4,500 staff, making us one of the largest providers of specialist community health services in the country, serving a patient population of more than one million.
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To lead SLT services provided by the Adult Community speech and language therapy service in Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust. The service covers adults with conditions affecting communication and eating, drinking and swallowing.
This post is responsible for staff from Bands 3-7.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.