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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Band 6

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Band 6
Fixed Term - 12 Months (Maternity Cover)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£31,878 - £42,046 per annum inclusive
18/02/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is a better place for patients and staff alike. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. On Grafton Way, we are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service.  Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

NHS staff survey results from 2016, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Band 6 1.0wte UCH SLT Team Tower Post Advert

FTC 12 months maternity cover

Are you an experienced therapist looking for an exciting new challenge? We are looking for a speech and language therapist with a broad range of clinical knowledge and skills, to join our friendly, supportive and hardworking team to cover The Tower at UCH.

You will be responsible for providing assessment, diagnosis and management to a range of patients with communication and swallowing disorders from a wide range of teams including Medicine for the Elderly and general medicine, which make up our core business. You will have experience of acute hospital work, including respiratory disease, degenerative neurological illness, dementia and issues related to capacity. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently under pressure in a challenging environment are essential, as is the ability to work successfully in many teams, including regular liaison with the local community SLT teams. You will also be supported in tracheostomy management and videofluoroscopy. You will be provided with strong managerial and leadership support and the SLT service offers an established supervision system and a range of opportunities for learning and participation in self and service development.

Please note this role’s fixed term contract is for the purpose of covering maternity leave and therefore the end date is subject to change in line with this.

Provisional interview date 27th February 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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