Lead Speech & Language Therapist (Acute Services) - Harrow

The Wellington Hospital
02 Dec 2017
10 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Develop your career with HCA Healthcare UK - World's largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016'. We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Speech and Language Therapist (Acute Services) to join our Neurological Rehabilitation unit at The Wellington Hospital in St Johns Wood, London (NW8 6PD). Our Speech Therapy department provides a high quality service to rehab and acute in-patients with communication, cognitive and swallowing problems.Job Description
As a Lead Speech and Language Therapist you will be responsible for leading the activities of the Speech and Language Therapy Services on the Acute Inpatient Services. This involves leading and clinically supervising a team of adult Speech and Language Therapists.Job Type: Part-Time, permanent role. Hours: 30 hours per week (Split across 4 or 5 days). Salary: £43,801 - £49,901 (Pro Rata) plus HCA benefits package. Benefits: Structured career development, funded courses, health and wellbeing support system, private pension, private medical care cover and much more.Duties
Lead, develop and provide a high quality Speech and Language Therapy Services on all the acute inpatient wards across the hospital, including Neurosurgery and Intensive Care Units.Work closely with the Clinical Services Manager to establish and promote the delivery of high quality treatment, including implementing quality initiatives and quality assurance methods.To assess and treat inpatients with communication, cognitive and swallowing problems and provide comprehensive initial and ongoing assessments for each patient.Identify individual training needs in order to ensure that a high level of professional and clinical skills are maintained within the department.Work as an effective team member of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams; organising team meetings and in-service programmes, and driving initiatives and developments for the service.Skills & Experience
Registered member of RCSLT / HCPC.Highly specialist experience in neurology field with experience working within an adult, inpatient setting including work on ITU.Advanced knowledge and skills in Videofluoroscopy and the management of patients who have tracheostomy tube in-situ.Knowledge of alternative and augmentative communication systems with experience of FEES.Involvement in audit and/or service development activities.Supervisory and team leadership experience.Excellent communication skills with the ability to work with consultants and other Specialists as well as the flexibility to respond to the needs of the department.About The Facility
Part of the world's largest private healthcare group, HCA Healthcare UK is the country's biggest provider of privately funded care. The Wellington Hospital is the UK's largest independent hospital with over 250 beds and the largest independent rehabilitation unit in the UK. We have an international reputation for excellence in complex healthcare and have gained four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas. CLOSING DATE IS 20th OCTOBER 2017