Role description for clinical advisers
The clinical adviser role is to advise:
- SLTs on management of specific clinical cases, e.g. the range of approaches to consider for assessment/diagnosis/intervention; therapy resources; relevant literature and personal development in the area.
- The RCSLT on research priorities in their field of expertise and clinical standards, guidelines and policies.
- Other professionals.
They also respond to regional/national media enquiries including:
- Writing articles for publication, as appropriate.
- Talking to the media, as appropriate.
Advisers coordinate, in conjunction with the RCSLT (via liaison with oteher clinical advisers and CENs):
- Responses to white papers and legal and government queries.
- Submit reports and recommendations as appropriate and required.
- Act as RCSLT representatives on advisory groups, guideline development groups etc, as appropriate and when required.
- Help respond to NICE consultations (England only).
This role does not include:
- Giving an opinion on specific cases.
- The provision of supervision to therapists/professionals.
Advisers are required to:
- Maintain their continuing professional development (including attending regular supervision/peer review, membership of relevant CEN and local HUB, professional log) and annual membership of the RCSLT and HCPC registration.
- Act as a resource to other advisers; the RCSLT; and local/national CENs and Hubs.
Advisers have access to RCSLT resources and support structures, e.g. RCSLT officers and advisers as well as CEN and Hub networks.