1 SPECIALIST SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST Joint Learning Disability Team Stobhill Hospital Job Reference: G Closing Date: 01 June 2018
2 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information pack. We hope this exciting and rewarding role catches your imagination and that you are encouraged to apply. As the largest Health Board in Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde plays a vital role in the education and training of doctors, nurses and other health professionals, working closely with local universities and colleges. It also provides the full range of community hospital services. The Board has an annual turnover of billion per year. It serves a population of 1.14 million people and employs 39,286 staff. The following is included in this information pack to help you with your application: Job description Person specification A summary of the terms and conditions for the post Agenda for Change pay bands and points The application process Guidance for completing your application form Working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde If you have a disability or long-term health problem, the Board is committed to offering reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and employment. If you require further information or support, please contact Recruitment Services. We very much look forward to receiving your application. Recruitment Services
3 JOB DESCRIPTION JOB IDENTIFICATION Job Title: Responsible Department: Directorate: Specialist Speech & Language Therapist GG&C CHCP Service Manager / Band 8A SALT NHS GG&C Learning Disabilities - Speech & Language Therapy NHS GG&C Health and Social Care Partnership 2. JOB PURPOSE 1. To provide a specialist SLT service to adults with learning disabilities. 2. To be an autonomous practitioner, managing complex and specialist caseload independently in one or more specified ALDT area. 3. To work as an integral member of an inter-disciplinary team. 4. To supervise the work of SLT Assistant and SLT students. 5. To participate in research and audit relevant to clinical work. 3. ROLE OF DEPARTMENT Speech & Language Therapists are specialists in communication disorders and are the only profession qualified to: Comprehensively asses a person s capability to communicate and understand verbal information Advise on and provide the best means by which someone with a communication disability might overcome or manage their disability The ability to communicate is central to all that we do to who we are, how we learn and how we relate to each other throughout everyday life. Thousands of people have difficulty accessing health, education, social, economic and other opportunities of day to day life due to communication difficulties. Speech & Language therapists work to assess, diagnose and develop interventions, including programmes of care, to maximise the communication potential of the people under their care / referred to them. Such work will involve direct contact with people with communication difficulties as well as their carers and significant others in their lives. In the aim of enabling an individual to function to the best of their ability, an SLT may work Directly with a person with communication difficulties And will also be involved in breaking down communication barriers by influencing and supporting those in the person s communication environment. And will work with communities e.g. via training and education of businesses and services and other health promotion activities.
4 Speech & Language Therapists (with appropriate post grad qualification) are also specialists in swallowing, eating and drinking disorders (dysphagia). Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for dysphagia require the SLT to influence, support and educate carers who are supporting or feeding the person at mealtimes increasing their understanding of the swallowing process, reason for swallowing difficulties specific to the person and strategies to reduce the associated health risks (e.g. reduce the risk of chest infections and maintain adequate levels of nutrition and hydration). The Speech & Language Therapy service is part of NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.The Joint Learning Disability Team is a specialist health team for adults with learning disabilities. 4. ORGANISATIONAL POSITION HSCP Service Manager Band8A SALT This post Band 6 SLT Assistant SLT Student Professional Lead SALT Operational Professional
5 5. SCOPE AND RANGE Client Group Postholder works with individuals, their environment and their community. Client group for postholder therefore includes: Adults with learning disabilities who have severe and enduring communication difficulties and / or dysphagia (swallowing problems) A consultative service to client s communication partners e.g. family, paid carers, work colleagues A remit to deliver training to family and paid carers, other professionals working with people with learning disability. Adults with Learning Disabilities (profound cognitive to mild cognitive impairment) frequently have coexisting health, social or emotional difficulties which result in a complex presentation. Mental Health difficulty / disorder Visual Impairment Hearing Impairment Challenging Behaviour Autistic Spectrum Disorder Physical Disability Epilepsy English as a second language Supervisory Responsibility The postholder will be required to support, supervise and delegate tasks to the Speech & Language Therapy Assistant, and to the JLDT Community Care Assistants as required. This may involve the provision of relevant training to ensure effective service delivery. The postholder will be responsible for: Delegating SLT tasks to Assistants The supervision and monitoring of sessions / tasks that have been delegated The creation of detailed written plans to inform the work of the Assistants The postholder is required to advise and support professional colleagues in planning interventions and interacting with individuals with simple and complex communication disorders. There is also a requirement to act as a placement educator for SLT undergraduates, providing the necessary experience for students, and participating in the examination schedule.
6 6. MAIN TASKS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Clinical Expertise 1. To provide highly skilled communication/ swallowing assessments of clients, based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources including standardised assessments, self-report measures, rating scales, direct and indirect structured observations and semi-structured interviews with clients, family members and others involved in the client s care. 2. To formulate plans for the formal treatment of a clients communication and or swallowing problems based upon an appropriate conceptual framework of the client s problems and employing methods based upon evidence of efficacy across the full range of care settings. 3. To be responsible for implementing a range of communication and or swallowing interventions for individuals, carers, families and groups within and across teams working individually and in synthesis, adjusting and refining professional formulations by drawing upon different explanatory models and maintaining a number of provisional hypotheses. 4. To make highly skilled evaluations and decisions about treatment options taking into account both theoretical and therapeutic models and highly complex factors concerning historical and developmental processes that have shaped the individual, family or group. This includes providing reports used in legal and procedural contexts e.g. Adults with Incapacity, Adult Support and Protection, Child Protection. 5. To provide detailed reports on specialist assessment and intervention regarding clients communication and / or dysphagia. Reports will: include the skills & needs of clients and other people interacting with the client; take into account social, environment & health factors; include details of the impact and implications on health and well being and on quality of life. 6. To exercise full responsibility and autonomy for the treatment and discharge of SLT clients, ensuring appropriate assessment, formulation and interventions communicating with the referral agent and others involved with the care on a regular basis. 7. To ensure that all members of the inter-disciplinary team, clients, families and other agencies have an understanding of the range of specialist skills available from the SLT postholder through the provision of advice and consultation and the dissemination of SLT knowledge, research and theory. Professional supervision 8. To supervise and direct SLT work delegated by the postholder to the SLT Assistant and Community Care Assistants. This includes devising work programmes for delegation and setting of standards by which to monitor performance. 9. To supervise SLT students on placement. 10. To provide peer supervision to one other SLT at a similar grade within the service, as appropriate. Teaching and Consultancy to other professionals 11. To work within the multidisciplinary team to plan, deliver and evaluate interventions. 12. To provide specialist professional advice to multi-disciplinary team regarding local policies and initiatives and to make recommendations relating to policy development within SLT 13. To devise and deliver training and teaching to team members, family carers and staff from other agencies.
7 Member of SLT department 14. To initiate, plan and execute small scale audit and participate in research within specialist area. 15. To develop personal networks across services through involvement in special interest groups and other forums as appropriate. 16. To engage in further training as dictated by service requirements 17. To adhere to the code of ethics and professional conduct of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. 18. Comply with corporate and professional standards, policies and procedures. 7a. EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY The post holder is responsible for assessing and recommending purchase of specific high tech communication machines (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) for individual clients. ( ,000) Responsible for programming, updating, maintaining and training nominated clients, carers and family in the use of such AAC systems.. Using computer programmes including graphics packages e.g. Boardmaker for producing accessible information and therapeutic materials. In assessment of eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) postholder is responsible for using adapted cups and utensils, assessment materials e.g. mirror, pentorch, stethoscope and for deciding appropriate referral for videoflouroscopy. Use photographic equipment (including digital camera) e.g. to prepare communication books (AAC) Use video camera recording equipment to provide interaction and language samples for analysis Use other presentation equipment in training carers and staff e.g. Power Point. The post-holder will daily use a vehicle to drive to client s homes, clinics and meetings. 7b. SYSTEMS The postholder is required to: be responsible for recording personally generated clinical observations in client case notes in accordance with professional and corporate standards and procedures. provide monthly caseload statistics to line manager. use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, , Boardmaker picture communication software and other computer graphics systems. access and update shared electronic specialist equipment and resource list. prepare data for others to programme into a computer based communication aid collate information in response to data collection requests, e.g. waiting times, surveys, research and audit
8 8. DECISIONS AND JUDGEMENTS The postholder is expected to represent the SLT department as link SLT, as appropriate, to working parties, network meetings etc The role of link SLT may include: To provide information on behalf of the department To relay information back to the department To provide comment on any suggested course of action The post holder works independently and is accountable for their own professional actions, managing their own caseload independently and takes full responsibility for working with even the most complex presentations. This includes having responsibility for accepting/ refusing clients, assessing clients, planning and implementing therapy/ interventions, making onward referrals and discharging clients. The postholder, as a qualified speech and language therapist, is an autonomous and independent practitioner, responsible for their own work and interventions and for the interpretation of agreed guidelines and policies. Work is supervised clinically*. The postholder is expected to: recognise potential breakdown and conflict when it occurs e.g. prevent placement breakdown due to communication dimensions of challenging behaviour To develop clear care plans based on best practice Demonstrate the ability to reflect on practice with peers/ clinical supervisor Identify and assess the learning needs appropriately of participants in communication training Demonstrate the ability to reflect on and evaluate all training and clinical interventions they provide *clinical supervision occurs via pre-arranged CPD sessions (approximately 6 per year) and is not to be confused with managerial supervision e.g. being closely watched over or regularly monitored. 9. COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS All clients are referred to SLT due to major difficulties in communication. Sometimes carers can also have communication difficulties. This results in problems with understanding, and/or in expressing themselves effectively. Clients may also present with severe cognitive or behavioural impairment, causing difficulties with communication. The role of SLT is to overcome these difficulties in their own communications with client AND to provide advice and training to all other professionals in how to overcome these barriers. The post holder conveys highly complex, sensitive information to a wide range of individuals and organisations requiring the post holder to: Convey details of their assessment, diagnosis, treatment plans, prognosis and interventions to clients in a manner that is sensitive to their level of knowledge and understanding. Present highly sensitive clinical information to clients, for example those who are receiving end of life care. Receive unpleasant information and be exposed to stressful situations whilst in a community setting e.g. bereavement issues, rapid clinical deterioration, pain, emotional relatives, distressed clients, difficult social/relationships issues. Provide advice and respond to sensitive social situations e.g. where children are overburdened with caring responsibilities, neglect issues or substance/alcohol abuse.
9 Engage in decision making that could be contentious, requiring a high degree of persuasiveness and negotiation skills e.g. agreeing clinical interventions with non-compliant clients, agree service boundaries with other services. Use highly developed interpersonal skills to persuade and motivate individuals and break down barriers e.g. agree clinical interventions with potentially resistant or hostile relatives/carers. Maintain effective cross agency communication pathways to ensure a consistent approach to care e.g. formal/informal communication with GPs, social work colleagues, the voluntary sector, housing, education, care agencies and the multi-disciplinary team within the acute services. Ensure that clients from ethnic minorities have accessible information in relation to the team, and access to interpreting services when necessary. Receive verbal complaints directly from clients/carers/other agencies and respond appropriately to these events. Receive and interpret complex verbal and/or written information for clients and significant others, on behalf of other professionals and other agencies. Interpreting, translating and devising complex documents into an accessible format e.g. plain English, with graphics for people with limited comprehension or literacy skills. Providing this information may be on behalf of other professionals and agencies. The post holder is expected to develop and deliver formal presentation about the above complex issues to groups of carers and other professionals (15-30 people) The post holder also communicates information about: Appropriate management of communication/ swallowing difficulties. The neurological basis of impairments. Appropriate services for clients. The role of the SLT in working with people with communication impairment. Developing role of SLT within multi-disciplinary team. Raising awareness and sharing information. The integration of theories of interventions into clinical practice. 10. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB Physical Demands: The post holder is routinely required to demonstrate very highly developed listening and observational skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients with complex speech and language disorders. The post requires physical skills used in the assessment of swallowing impairments. The post requires occasional moderate physical effort. Examples of this include: Physical management of a client who is having an epileptic seizure Working with people with severe physical difficulties necessitates regular kneeling,crouching, crawling, (working on the floor) to get the best position for effective communication. Occasionally require to push clients in wheelchairs Carrying of equipment between buildings e.g. laptop, flipchart stand, PowerPoint projector, TV /training equipment (7-12kgs)
10 Rearranging of light furniture. e.g. chairs and desks The post holder is required to have keyboard skills and to use a computer for long periods of time. The post holder is required to have well-developed skills in using audiovisual equipment for long periods of time. Standing for prolonged periods while presenting training (up to 2hrs) Long periods of travel across the GGHB area to training/ client visits 1-2 hours a day Mental Demands: The work of the post holder frequently requires intense, prolonged concentration. Assessment and treatment sessions of up to two hours in length require the post holder to make and respond to multiple observations simultaneously. For example, the post holder may conduct a therapeutic session with a client who has a combination of severely impaired intelligibility of speech, social or sexual disinhibition, anger management difficulties and poor concentration. In such a session the post holder may need both to monitor and modify his or her own behaviour and treatment plans and to make subtle observations relating both to the therapeutic focus of the session and to significant other behaviours, such as changes in eye contact and posture indicating increasing aggression. In group sessions several such demanding clients may need to be managed simultaneously. High level of frequent, intense concentration is required for example during: Training (2 hours+ daily), Assessment ( often 2 hour+ daily) and review, particularly where a client s communication is severely limited Complex assessment and diagnosis of often unresponsive clients Concentration is required for complex report writing (up to 2 hours daily) Memory skills for complex detail Dealing with frequent interruptions during training, report writing and planning Carrying out complex assessment in distracting environments i.e. day-rooms/ dining rooms Dealing with lone working in community setting Emotional Demands: The post holder is frequently required to engage in and manage highly emotional interactions with clients. This includes: Having to give potentially distressing diagnoses and prognoses relating to long-term severe disability to clients and their significant others. Highly emotional interactions with clients include having to engage with and manage clients who are extremely distressed and/or aggressive. Informing service users & carers that oral feeding is unsafe & that surgery for tube feeding is required and supporting them in coming to terms with this. Working with people who have challenging behaviour, mental health disorders and emotional distress associated with enduring & severe communication difficulties.
11 Regularly working with people who have degenerative conditions related to complex health problems, and people with Downs Syndrome who have early onset dementia. The postholder s role includes helping the individual and their carers to cope with the distress associated with the increasing communication and cognitive impairment, loss of independence and ailing health. Supporting family /paid carers and service users with empathy towards their difficulties, but also proactively to stabilise or maximise their potential. Individuals with learning disabilities are at risk of significant abuse including sexual abuse and postholder may be involved in overcoming communication difficulties in reporting abuse, in being supported with the consequences of abuse and in being helped to understand the outcome e.g. legal proceedings, service changes. Individuals with learning disabilities have difficulty understanding significant life events e.g. closure of hospital or day service, becoming pregnant, death of family members. Postholder is responsible for assessing levels of understanding, providing support and advice at an appropriate level for the person, and for enabling other people to provide appropriate support. NB one or more of the above situations will be encountered by the postholder on at least a weekly basis Environmental Demands / Working Conditions: The post holder is occasionally (at least weekly) exposed to highly unpleasant working conditions such as experiencing and managing verbal aggression and implied threats, experiencing inappropriate personal/ sexual comments from clients and being touched inappropriately by clients with poor impulse control or social understanding. The postholder is required to have awareness of personal safety and that of clients/ carers within the clinical setting and the community and to work within infection control and Health & safety guidelines in order to deal appropriately with unpleasant conditions related to client contact e.g. body fluids, infectious conditions Whilst risk assessments are undertaken, postholder is required to visit people in their own homes throughout East Dunbartonshire and wider geographic area as required, and inevitably may include contact with highly unpleasant conditions on occasions e.g. dirty homes, lice, scabies. Clients or carers may be verbally and physically aggressive. Dysphagia intervention is central to the role of the post and includes feeding individuals and contact with sputum and body fluids. People with dysphagia frequently drool, cough, experience sickness due to gastric problems and may have poor oral health. Visiting client s in their own homes often unpleasant conditions, pets, unhygienic conditions Exposure to clients who may have Hepatitis C, MRSA, etc.
12 11. MOST CHALLENGING/DIFFICULT PARTS OF THE JOB The most challenging parts of the job include: Assessing and managing people who may be verbally and physically aggressive. Conveying poor prognoses to clients and their significant others. Eliciting and listening to client accounts of very serious assaults. Eliciting and listening to client accounts of abuse experienced. Making initial assessment and management decisions relating to people who present a serious challenge to services. Eliciting and listening to clients and carers accounts of distressing life histories.. Eliciting and listening to clients reports of their current psychological state. Formulating a meaningful treatment plan within very difficult social circumstances. Frequent exposure to emotionally demanding and complex social situations, necessitating the frequent need to make clinical judgements whilst working alone in the community setting. The challenging nature of the above is compounded by the fact that the clients involved have complex communication difficulties which affect their ability to understand others, to express themselves and to engage in interactions. The post holder is required to adapt method of communication to suit the needs and abilities of all clients and carers. This includes guiding and supporting other team members, to conduct sessions with people with complex communication and psychological difficulties. 12, KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO DO THE JOB Requirements to undertake the role: Essential /Desirable 1. Relevant first level degree or equivalent e.g. BSc., Bed., Ba, Post Graduate Degree E 2. Professional membership and registration with HPC and RCSLT E 3. Qualification to practise as SLT- obtained either as a clinical qualification alongside degree or via a 2 year post-graduate course E 4. Minimum 2 years post qualification with some experience in the specialism. E 5. Post graduate experience/training in dysphagia E 6. Excellent auditory perception skills e.g. ability to transcribe speech phonetically E 7. Excellent interpersonal skills E 8. Good presentation skills involving the use of complex multi-media materials as appropriate E 9. Prioritisation skills E 10. Ability to work effectively as a member of the inter-disciplinary team to support the planning and achievement of local service objectives E 11. Knowledge and experience of range of formal and informal assessment and therapeutic tools and interventions relevant to client group E 12. Knowledge of all relevant national and local policies and procedures E 13. Knowledge of the legal and ethical frameworks relevant to specialty E 14. Commitment to corporate training e.g. moving and handling, disability awareness E 15. Commitment to ongoing professional development E 16. Some experience of providing teaching and training to undergraduates, Speech and Language Therapists, other professional s and agencies D 17. Experience in audit and research. D
13 18. History of attendance at conferences, certificated short courses, training days relevant to specialism D 19. Experience of interdisciplinary and inter agency working D 20. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders D 21. Skills in mentoring/ peer review D
14 Job title Summary of terms and conditions The terms and conditions of service are those approved and amended from time to time by the National Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions Agreement. Job reference number Specialist Speech & Language Therapist G Closing date 01 June 2018 Vacancy enquiries to Agenda for Change band: Band 6 Salary Hours Base Contract type Annual leave Superannuation For information specific to the role, contact: Val Kerr, Please refer to Agenda for Change Payscale on the following page. All values are per annum (pro rata where applicable). Please note candidates new to the NHS should expect to start at the entry point of the payscale shown hours per week Stobhill Hospital Permanent The basic annual leave entitlement in a full year commencing 1st April to 31st March is 27 Days on appointment, rising to 29 days after five years and 33 days after 10 years. Leave entitlement is pro rata where applicable. All employees are automatically enrolled it the Scottish Public Pensions Agency. Healthcare Support Workers All NHS Scotland postholders that are not governed by a regulatory or professional body are considered to be healthcare support workers. On appointment, you will be expected to comply with the NHS Scotland Mandatory Induction Standards and Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers. Smokefree policy Equal opportunities Healthcare Support Workers are expected at all times to practice competencies that demonstrate insight, understanding and mutual respect of patients, their families, carers and work colleagues. Whether in a clinical or non-clinical role the post holder is expected at all times to be an exemplar of person centred care, embracing their Code of Conduct to a high standard as part of an integrated health professional team. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates a smokefree policy on all premises and grounds. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is as an equal opportunities employer.
15 Agenda for Change pay bands and points Point Band 1 Band 2 Band 3 Band 4 Band 5 Band 6 Band 7 Band 8 Band ,532 16, , , ,760 17, ,295 18, ,903 18, , , ,302 20, ,727 20, , , , ,440 22, ,910 22, , , , ,830 26, ,911 27, ,034 29, , , ,013 32, ,058 33, ,234 34, ,933 35, , , , ,833 40, ,205 42, , , ,562 47, ,000 49, , , ,232 57, ,799 58, , , ,599 68, ,559 70, , , ,011 81, ,932 84, , , , ,450 Range A Range B Range C Range D
16 The Application Process Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification along with the guidance notes on completing your application form. The hiring manager will shortlist an application for interview based on its content, therefore it is in your best interests to ensure you submit a fully and appropriately completed application. You will receive confirmation that your application submission has been received when you submit your online application form. When we begin to process your application, you will receive an from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde confirming receipt. If you have not received a confirmation within 3 days working days from the closing date, please Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde receive, we are unable to write to applicants who are not successfully shortlisted for interview. Accordingly, if you have not received an invitation for interview within six weeks of the closing date please assume on this occasion you have been unsuccessful. We hope this will not deter you from applying again. We will use several methods of communication to advise you of each stage of the recruitment process this includes: , letter, SMS text, or telephone. It is essential that you regularly check your and your phone to see if we have been in contact with you to update you on the progress of your application. Please ensure your account does not treat NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as spam or junk by adjusting the necessary settings. Please ensure you retain a copy of the job description and person specification for the post you are applying for you will need this to help you prepare if you are selected for interview. Please retain details of the job reference number you will need this if contacting NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Services. Should you require further information or assistance in relation to your application please visit or your enquiry to Please ensure you have the job reference number to hand. For details on what happens once you have submitted your application, please visit the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde recruitment guidance for applicants.
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20 Working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde About us NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest health board and provider of healthcare in Scotland and one of the largest health care providers in the UK. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde s purpose is to: Deliver effective and high quality health services, to act to improve the health of our population and to do everything we can to address the wider social determinants of health which cause health inequalities. The Board works in close partnership with other NHS organisations, local authorities and other agencies including the third sector to ensure that social work, education, housing, employment and environmental services unite effectively and efficiently with the NHS in tackling inequalities and underlying health problems in local communities. The future shape of health and social care provision is changing following the move to establish new statutory Partnerships between NHS and Local Authorities, responsible for the planning and delivery of Health and Social care for local populations. This requires the development of very different relationships between primary care, mental health services, community and acute services. NHS GGC serves a population of 1.2 million (over 1/5 of the population of Scotland) with services provided by 39,000 staff. The geographical area covered includes: Glasgow City, West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and North Glasgow (Stepps-Moodiesburn corridor). Our services NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde provides a full range of Secondary and Tertiary Clinical services, Primary Care, Mental Health and Community services included in which are a number of world-class specialist services. Find out more about NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde at If you want to know more about the NHS Scotland, visit If you are successful in your application to join us, you will be working within one of our Acute, Primary and Community Care Services. These services are in turn supported by a range of Corporate Service functions including Administration, ehealth, Finance, Human Resources, Public Health, Corporate Planning, Facilities and Estates.
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ASSISTANT PSYCHOLOGIST - ACUTE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Clinical Psychology Royal Hospital for Children Job Reference: 0000049109G Closing Date: 13 October 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in
COMMUNITY ADDICTION NURSE - ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICE Alcohol and Drug Service - East Dunbartonshire Kirkintilloch Health and Care Centre Job Reference: 0000047107N Closing Date: 26 May 2017 Dear applicant,
STAFF NURSE - GYNAECOLOGY Royal Alexandra Hospital Job Reference: 0000049871N Closing Date: 26 January 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this
CLINICAL SUPPORT WORKER - MENTAL HEALTH Job Reference: 0000049645N Closing Date: 01 December 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information
COMPLAINTS MANAGER West Glasgow ACH Job Reference: 0000051128G Closing Date: 06 April 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information pack.
CATERING ASSISTANT - CATERING DEPARTMENT - FACILITIES Gartnavel General Hospital Job Reference: 0000050448G Closing Date: 16 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for
HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKER - COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH Riverside Resource Centre Job Reference: 0000047503N Closing Date: 09 June 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking
LEAD CLINICAL RISK COORDINATOR Obstetrics and Gynaecology The Princess Royal Maternity Unit Job Reference: 0000050456N Closing Date: 23 rd February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this
WAITING LIST ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR - ORAL HEALTH Job Reference: 0000046330G Closing Date: 17 March 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this
Formatted: Right: 154.3 pt OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - OLDER PEOPLES COMMUNITY HEALTH Parkview Resource Centre Job Reference: 0000051049G Closing Date: 30 March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest
CHARGE NURSE - FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH Job Reference: 0000047799N Closing Date: 30 June 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information pack.
DISTRICT NURSE - OUT OF HOURS Victoria ACH Job Reference: 0000050745N Closing Date: 09 March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information
ADMIN ASSISTANT\ WARD CLERK North East Mental Health Im- Patient Stobhill Hospital Job Reference: 0000048915G Closing Date: 29 September 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and
SENIOR QUALITY IMPROVEMENT NURSE EXCELLENCE IN CARE (EIC) Job Reference: 0000050308N Closing Date: 02 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read
COMMUNITY STAFF NURSE - SCHOOL IMMUNISATION TEAM (ANNUALISED HOURS) Gorbals Health Centre Job Reference: 0000051346N Closing Date: 27 April 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post
LINK NURSE THERAPIST - LEARNING DISABILITIES Specialist Childrens Services West Glasgow ACH Job Reference: 0000051396N Closing Date: 04 May 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST - ALCOHOL AND DRUG RECOVERY Occupational Therapy Festival Business Park Job Reference: 0000049298G Closing Date: 27 October 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this
COUNSELLOR, SANDYFORD COUNSELLING SERVICE Counselling & Support Service Sandyford Initiative Job Reference: 0000052306G Closing Date: 06 July 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post
HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKER - CHILDREN AND FAMILY HEALTH TEAM (HEALTH VISITING) Job Reference: 0000049734N Closing Date: 08 December 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for
COMMUNITY STAFF NURSE- CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES North Job Reference: 0000052280N Closing Date: 29 June 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the
CLINICAL ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY Job Reference: 0000050250G Closing Date: 02 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information
DIABETES SPECIALIST NURSE - DIABETES CENTRE Inverclyde Royal Hospital Job Reference: 0000047566N Closing Date: 09 June 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time
SPECIALIST NURSE - CLINICAL GENETICS Qeuh-Genetics Lab Clinical Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000049772N Closing Date: 15 December 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest
PRINCIPAL CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST - ADDICTION SERVICES Back Sneddon Centre Job Reference: 0000050129G Closing Date: 19 January 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST - CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH Larkfield Child & Family Centre (Invercl Job Reference: 0000049942G Closing Date: 5 January 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in
SPECIALIST CHILDREN'S SERVICES NURSE (VULNERABLE PATHWAY) Templeton Business Centre Job Reference: 0000050761N Closing Date: 09 March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for
OPERATIONAL MANAGER - INTEGRATED HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Job Reference: 0000050463G Closing Date: 16 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE - CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Job Reference: 0000046902N Closing Date: 21 April 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read
HEALTH CARE SUPPORT WORKER - ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000052244N Closing Date: 29 June 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST - GLASGOW TRAUMA SERVICE THE ANCHOR Job Reference: 0000048368G Closing Date: 11 August 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read
PRINCIPAL CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST Rowanbank Clinic Job Reference: 0000050931G Closing Date: 23 March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information
COMMUNITY STAFF NURSE - HEALTH VISITING Shettleston Health Centre Job Reference: 0000050217N Closing Date: 2 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time
Healthcare Support Worker: Inpatient Mental Health Staff Bank Agenda for Change: Band 3 Inverclyde area Job Reference: 0000049736U Closing Date: Sunday 03 December 2017 Dear Applicant Thank you for your
COMMUNITY NURSERY NURSE - CHILDREN AND FAMILIES Maryhill Health and Care Centre Job Reference: 0000050269N Closing Date: 02 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for
RETINAL SCREENING PHOTOGRAPHER Job Reference: 0000048666G Closing Date: 01 September 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information pack.
PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT NURSE - MENTAL HEALTH Dykebar Hospital Job Reference: 0000050844N Closing Date: 16 March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read
SPECIALIST CHILDREN'S SERVICES NURSE - HOME / ASL SCHOOL (DISABILITY PATHWAY) Specialist Children's Services Job Reference: 0000051120N Closing Date: 20 April 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest
TRAUMA LIAISON NURSE - ORTHOPAEDICS Royal Alexandra Hospital Job Reference: 0000049269N Closing Date: 27 October 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to
NURSE PRACTITIONER/ BED /SITE MANAGER Hospital at Night Team Vale of Leven General Hospital Job Reference: 0000050312N Closing Date: 02 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this
COMMUNITY PAEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Job Reference: 0000049040G Closing Date: 06 October 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information
HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE SENIOR CHAPLAIN Job Reference: 0000052265G Closing Date: 29 June 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information pack.
REGISTERED NURSE Cohort Recruitment Band 5 South Sector Job Reference: 0000050121N Closing Date: 9th February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
RESEARCH NURSE - GLASGOW CLINICAL RESEARCH FACILITY Job Reference: 0000048458N Closing Date: 25 August 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this
FAMILY NURSE PARTNERSHIP SUPERVISOR Job Reference: 0000051284N Closing Date: 27 April 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information pack.
SENIOR RESEARCH NURSE - CLINICAL RESEARCH FACILITY Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000050999N Closing Date: 30 March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and
SENIOR RESEARCH NURSE - CLINICAL RESEARCH FACILITY West Glasgow ACH Job Reference: 0000050239N Closing Date: 02 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the
SPECIALIST PRACTITIONER CLINICAL TECHNOLOGIST (MEDICAL PHYSICS) Royal Alexandra Hospital Job Reference: 0000051637G Closing Date: 18 May 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and
CHARGE NURSE / EMERGENCY NURSE PRACTITIONER Royal Alexandra Hospital Job Reference: 0000050765N Closing Date: 09 March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time
NEONATAL NURSE / MIDWIFE EDUCATOR - NEONATAL UNIT Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000051324N Closing Date: 27 April 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and
COMMUNITY NURSE - DIABETES SERVICE Community Care Job Reference: 0000046457N Closing Date: 24 March 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information
SURGICAL NURSE PRACTITIONER General Surgery Glasgow Royal Infirmary Job Reference: 0000047211N Closing Date: 26 May 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time
REGISTERED NURSE Cohort Recruitment Band 5 North Sector Job Reference: 0000050982N Closing Date: 30 th March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST - PALLIATIVE CARE Pallative Care Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000046480N Closing Date: 31 March 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this
SENIOR CHARGE MIDWIFE Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000050506N Closing Date: 16 February 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL NURSE West/ Health And Social Care Partnership G12 0YN Job Reference: 0000047042N Closing Date: 12 May 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and
ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER West of Scotland Major Trauma Centre Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000052141N Closing Date: 20 June 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your
SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPIST - DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE FOR THE ELDERLY Physiotherapy Gartnavel General Hospital Job Reference: 0000048064G Closing Date: 21 July 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest
MEDICAL SECRETARY - ORTHOPAEDICS Orthopaedics Inverclyde Royal Hospital Job Reference: 0000050778G Closing Date: 02 March 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the
NURSING ASSISTANT Nursing Rowanbank Clinic Job Reference: 0000046586N Closing Date: 07 April 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information
HIGHLY SPECIALIST PAEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPIST - MUSCULOSKELETAL SERVICE Royal Hospital for Children Job Reference: 0000050196G Closing Date: 26 January 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in
CHARGE NURSE - CRITICAL CARE Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000049949N Closing Date: 12 January 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time
REHABILITATION SUPPORT WORKER - REHABILITATION SERVICE Rehab Service - Elderpark Job Reference: 0000051532G Closing Date: 11 May 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking
ROTATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Occupational Therapy Job Reference: 0000051362G Closing Date: 27 April 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this
JOB DESCRIPTION 1. JOB DETAILS Job Title: Rotational Physiotherapist Band 5 Responsible to: Department & Base: Date this JD written/updated: 24/06/2011 Senior Physiotherapist / Team Leader across rotations
HIGHLY SPECIALIST PHYSIOTHERAPIST Rehab Service - Northwest West Glasgow Community Centre for Health/other NW locations Job Reference: 0000049347G Closing Date: 17 th November 2017 Dear applicant, Thank
COMMUNITY PHYSIOTHERAPIST Job Reference: 0000051689G Closing Date: 25 th May 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post and for taking the time to read this information pack. We hope
REGISTERED NURSE Cohort Recruitment Band 5 Clyde Sector Job Reference: 0000051472N Closing Date: 06 th July 2018 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in working for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
HEALTHCARE SCIENTIST PRACTITIONER Laboratory Genetics Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Job Reference: 0000046823G Closing Date: 21 April 2017 Dear applicant, Thank you for your interest in this post