Location
Grafton Manor, Church Lane, Grafton Regis, Northampton, NN12 7SS
Priory Group Division
Healthcare
Vacancy Type
Permanent - Part Time
Salary
£26607.00
Hours
26 hrs p/wk
Job Advert - Division Information

Partnerships in Care is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK. With hospitals around the country, 30 years of experience in our sector and highly skilled and experienced teams, we help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways without the need for multiple reassessments.

 

Job Advert Location Description

Grafton Manor provides highly specialised neuro-behavioural rehabilitation for men and women aged 18 years and older, with an acquired brain injury, including traumatic brain injury and strokes. The rehabilitation programme at Grafton Manor is particularly aimed at helping people who have experienced cognitive, behavioural and emotional changes as a consequence of brain injury to ensure they can access all areas of rehabilitation.

The site, set in a quiet village in peaceful countryside, includes an attractive, historic and purpose-fitted cottage called The Chantry, a flat and a studio flat. We also have two community houses situated in Kingsley just outside of Northampton. The split consists of:

Grafton Manor - 13 beds
The Chantry - 5 beds
Cottage, Flat and Studio flat - 3 beds
Community Houses in Kingsley - 6 beds

This established care pathway of 27 beds enables people with acquired brain injury to maximise their independence at any stage of their post-acute recovery journey.

Job Advert Role Description

•           To work within the trans- disciplinary team in delivering appropriate rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injury.

•           To assess and report on resident’s speech, language and communication.

•           To devise, deliver, communicate and monitor appropriate programmes and treatment for the residents’ specific communication needs.

•           To compile and implement appropriate care and treatment plans.

Dysphagia

To take a central role within the TDT in assessing, documenting and implementing appropriate intervention with residents with eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties:

•           To screen all new admissions to Grafton Manor within the first week for dysphagic involvement.

•           To provide dysphagia care for all residents within BIS Northampton.

•           To carry out assessment of dysphagia where the need is indicated by the SLT or any other team member.

•           To document the findings of assessment and to compile and implement a riskmanagement plan with guidelines to reduce risk of choking or aspiration for all TDT members to follow.

•           To liaise closely with the TDT and to work within area of competence.

•           To provide training and information about eating and drinking issues with all staff.

•           To monitor and review progress and report to the TDT.

•           To plan and communicate a detailed discharge report regarding dysphagia and recommended interventions.

Management plan with guidelines to reduce risk of choking or aspiration for all TDT members to follow.

•           To liaise closely with the TDT and to work within area of competence.

•           To provide training and information about eating and drinking issues with all staff.

•           To monitor and review progress and report to the TDT.

•           To plan and communicate a detailed discharge report regarding dysphagia and recommended interventions.

Qualifications

  • HCPC registration.
  • Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • Specialist level dysphagia practitioner     ( Level C )
  • Maintain required continuing professional development.

 

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Care first – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Career development
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Voluntary Benefit
  • NMC payment in full
  • £250 contribution towards CPD

 

Division DBS info

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description
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