Senior Speech & Language Therapist In Paediatric Mental Health, Dublin, Vhi

Published 2023-01-24
Expires 2023-02-24
ID #1360997173
Senior Speech & Language Therapist In Paediatric Mental Health, Dublin, Vhi
Ireland, Dublin, Dublin,
Published January 24, 2023

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Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior speech & language therapist in paediatric mental health

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A full-time, permanent vacancy has arisen for the role of Senior Speech & Language Therapist in Paediatrics Mental Health. Vhi Health & Wellbeing are looking to secure a Senior Speech & Language Therapist for our Paediatric Clinics with the experience and training required enable Vhi [email protected] to deliver high quality child and adolescent mental health services as part of a multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will work as a member of the paediatric team providing services to children and families in the Vhi 360 Clinic at Carrickmines. The post holder will be responsible for the provision of Speech and Language Therapy services to include assessment, collaborative treatment planning and intervention to children from 0-18 years.
Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Be responsible for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment / intervention programmes for service users according to professional standards.
Demonstrating clinical reasoning and skills in Speech and Language assessment intervention and diagnostics to meet the specific needs of children which a range of presentations
Will be adequately aware of policy, legislative and professional requirements to ensure appropriate standards in their area of responsibility
Ensuring that all records and technical data are up to date and available if required
Taking initiatives to move the service forward and show willingness to try out new ideas that add service delivery value
Provide individual and group interventions which will include assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment programmes tailoring interventions for specific ages and or/presenting difficulties
Taking responsibility for the achievement of service delivery targets by regularly monitoring, recording and reporting performance outcomes and statistics
Collaborate with service user, family, carers and other staff in goal setting and treatment / intervention planning.
Make it possible for service users to advocate for their own needs.
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.
Be responsible for managing own caseload and for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment programmes for service users according to service standards.
Operate within the scope of Speech and Language Therapy practice within Ireland and in accordance with Vhi standards & guidelines.
Maintaining ethical and personal standards at all times
Undertake Key Worker role as required.
Foster close working relationships with colleagues and other relevant professionals in maximising the service users potential.
Attending and actively contributing to relevant clinical, professional and service meetings
Participating as a full member of the MDT
understanding and facilitating multidisciplinary team working
working in collaboration with the other members of the team in the planning and delivery of services for children
Support MDT colleagues with case load management.
Demonstrating innovation in working within resource limitations to sustain and enhance the service
Liaise with primary care colleagues as a conduit of information and ensure timely referral where appropriate.
Represent the department / team at meetings and conferences as appropriate.
Promote good team working, and a culture that values diversity.
In conjunction with the planned care management team, clinical team lead and MDT contribute to the development and implementation of procedures, policies and guidelines while adhering to existing standards and protocols.
Develop and implement service / business plans, quality initiatives, audits etc. and report on outcomes in collaboration with the planned care management team
Actively participate as a member of the MDT in team building and change management initiatives.
Participate in mandatory and recommended training programmes in accordance with departmental/organisational guidelines.
Maintain and develop professional expertise and knowledge by actively engaging in continuing professional development.
Promote a safe working environment in accordance with Health and safety legislation.
Be aware of and implement agreed policies, procedures and safe professional practice by adhering to relevant legislation, regulations and standards.
Promote good working practice and uniformity of standards of best practice.
Engage in IT developments as they apply to service user and service administration.
Keep up to date with developments within the organisation and the Irish Health Service
Proficient in navigating IT systems and comfortable using digital platforms
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills.
Exceptional planning and time management, effectively prioritises tasks and has the ability to manage multiple complex tasks.
Ability to analyse and interpret data to measure success of health and wellness initiatives.
Flexibility to work evenings / weekends if/as required by the role.
Demonstrate clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning skills and evidence based practice appropriate to carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the role in line with relevant legislation and standards.
Demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of the Speech and Language Therapy process, the underpinning theory and its application to the role.
Demonstrate evidence of having applied / used appropriate assessment tools and treatments and a knowledge of the implications of outcomes for service users.
Demonstrate the knowledge, abilities and technical skills required to provide safe, efficient and effective service in the area of practice.
Demonstrate a willingness to engage and develop IT skills relevant to the role.
Demonstrate the ability to lead on planning and managing the delivery of an optimum service in an effective and resourceful manner.
Demonstrate Alignment with Vhi Values.
Knowledge & Experience
Registered as an Speech and Language Therapist by the Speech and Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU.
Three years full time (or an aggregate of three years) post qualification clinical experience.
Experience in community based mental health services
Experience of developing, applying and reviewing an evidence-based approach to decision making.
VHI is an equal opportunities employer.
Closing date for this role is 31st Jan 2023

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