Speech and Language Therapist

Location Drogheda
Job-type Temporary
Salary €37022 - €53002 per annum
Reference J345031
Date Published about 1 month ago
Locum Speech and Language Therapist position available


THE OPPORTUNITY:
Locum Speech & Language Therapist - Drogheda
ASAP start, 3-6 month contract initially


THE BACKGROUND:

At TTM Healthcare we are proud to have partnered with one of Ireland's leading HSE Acute hospitals in Drogheda.

They have an available opportunity for a Staff Grade SLT with Acute experience.

If you think the position is right for you, let's talk.


THE RESPONSIBILITIES:

The overall responsibility within this role;

• Be responsible for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment / intervention programmes for service users according to professional standards.

• Be able to make highly specialist clinical decisions following assessment of complex cases

• Arrange and carry out assessment and treatment / intervention programmes in appropriate settings (e.g. clinic, home, school, day centre) in line with local policy / guidelines.

• Communicate results of assessments and recommendations to the service user and relevant others as appropriate.

• Document all assessments, diagnoses, treatment / intervention plans, clinical notes, relevant contacts and summaries in accordance with department and professional standards.

• Collaborate with service user, family, carers and other staff in goal setting and treatment / intervention planning

• Provide clinical leadership in the day-to-day running of the service by supporting and supervising staff, prioritising and allocating work and promoting positive staff morale.

• Be responsible for maintenance of standards of practice of self and designated staff

• Foster close working relationships with colleagues and other relevant professionals in maximising the service users potential.
• Actively engage in team based performance management

• Provide support and information in relation to communication and / or feeding, eating, drinking and swallowing disorders etc. to service users and relevant others.

• Participate in teams as appropriate, communicating and working in collaboration with the service user and other team members as part of an integrated package of care.

• Attend clinics and participate in relevant meetings, case conferences and ward rounds as appropriate

• In conjunction with the Speech and Language Therapist Manager, contribute to the development and implementation of procedures, policies and guidelines while adhering to existing standards and protocols.

• Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation

• Seek advice and assistance from the Speech and Language Therapist Manager with any assigned cases or issues that prove to be beyond the scope of his / her professional competence in line with principles of best practice and clinical governance.

• Operate within the scope of Speech & Language Therapy practice as set out by the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists

• Participate in and develop activities which support health promotion

• Carry out other duties as assigned by the Speech & Language Therapist Manager


THE REQUIREMENTS:

To be eligible for the role, you will need:

• A recognised qualification as a Speech & Language Therapist.
• Full CORU registration.
• Acute experience.
• Dysphagia experience.
• Ability to adapt to changing work environment.
• Professional approach to work
• Flexibility in work practice.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, teamwork and effective caseload management skills.
• Good planning, organisation and effective time management skills together with the ability to work on your own initiative.

THE REWARDS:
You will enjoy the following benefits:
• Market leading rates of pay
• Opportunity to work in an award-winning agency 2002-2018
• Continued personal & professional development
• The opportunity to gain additional experience working with the best employers in the market
• Access to our training department
• Exceptional trainings both internally and externally
• Flexible working hours
• Assistance and detailed review of CV content and format & interview technique if required
• Consultants with knowledge of employment procedures concerning agency workers and compliance to ensure you always receive the most up to date information

THE DETAILS:
Location:Drogheda
Job-Type:Temporary
Salary:€37, 022 - €53,002 per annum



TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer

THE CONTACT:

Katelyn 065 686 9300 (ext. 106)


TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.