Specialist Speech & Language Therapist- Head & Neck/Voice

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
08 Nov 2018
14 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Adult Speech and Language therapyGrade NHS AfC: Band 6Contract PermanentHours Full Time - 37.5 hours per weekJob ref 337-NP-1615SC Site Northwick Park HospitalTown HarrowSalary £32,257 - £41,308 per annum inclusiveClosing Today at 23:59

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals. To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate
  • Responsive
  • Innovative

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty
  • E quality
  • A ccountability
  • R espect
  • T eamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

We are looking for an enthusiastic therapist to join our innovative department, with a reputation for excellence. We are one of only two adult departments to be accredited by the RCSLT and a dynamic, well-resourced team of over 30 with a strong commitment to supporting the CPD of our therapists. You will have the opportunity to further develop your skills in communication and swallowing, including instrumental assessments such as FEES and Videofluoroscopy.

This is a full time post within the Adult Speech & Language Therapy ENT and Head and Neck Service (covering acute ENT wards, outpatients & community). You will also provide support to our well-established SLT-led voice clinics and Combined voice clinics. The primary focus of the role will be within the head and neck service, with four sessions within the Voice service. Experience working in the field of Head & Neck and Voice is desirable, however, not essential. You will be based at Northwick Park Hospital working under the supervision of our Lead therapists.

The London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust adult speech and language therapy department has merged with NHS Brent and Ealing adult speech and language therapy team with the aim of providing an excellent integrated service to the people of Ealing, Brent and Harrow.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is able to offer:

• A friendly working environment;

• Regular SLT Department & team training sessions;

• Excellent professional development via our appraisal & supervision system

• In-service training and excellent library facilities;

• Support for further post-graduate training;

• Support for active participation in research and clinical audit projects;

• Involvement in the nationally-recognised Northwick Seminars;

• FEES & Videofluoroscopy clinics

• Key worker accommodation on and off site.

• The Trust is able to offer holiday playscheme, crèche (subject to waiting list) and social events.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We promote the wellbeing and safety of all our patients and carers by acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately, according to the standards determined by our policy and procedures. All posts working with vulnerable groups will be subject to an enhanced criminal records check upon appointment and staff will need to give their consent for the Trust to receive regular updates on their criminal records status throughout their employment.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive for certain posts, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. After the closing date we strongly advise you check the email account which is registered. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Our employment checking processes require that all shortlisted applicants provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If shortlisted you will be sent an email reminder to present the contact details of your HR Department at the interview.

Please note the Trust uses identity checking software for verifying the authenticity of identity documents provided by candidates.

Please note, as per updated UKVI guidelines, from April 2017 candidates appointed to any role that we are able to request sponsorship for a Tier 2 (general) visa will be required to provide an overseas criminal record certificate for themselves and any adult dependents from each country that they have lived in consecutively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Further information on obtaining the criminal record check for time spent abroad can be found on the www.gov.uk website.

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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