Speech & Language Therapist

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
London (Greater)
08 Nov 2018
16 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area AEMGrade Band 5Contract PermanentHours 37.5pwJob ref 197-SG7468 Site Speech Therapy QEHTown LondonSalary £23,023 to £29,608 pa+HCAClosing Today at 23:59

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experiences. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join a rotation into the multi-professional acute medical team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Stroke team at University Hospital Lewisham & Community Therapy Service in the Lewisham Adult Therapy Team. You will be working with adults with swallowing and communication disorders in 3 different settings allowing you to develop a wide range of experience and skills. Each rotation period will last for 9 months and your salary will be aligned to the local high cost allowance allocated to that hospital/service.

Ideally you will have experience in working with adults with acquired neurological disorders and a keen interest to develop specialist skills in dysphagia. You will be supported to complete a structured dysphagia competency programme and will have the opportunity to develop further competencies in interpreting videofluoroscopy examinations. There will be the chance to contribute towards the supervision of assistants and students and participate in some of the training packages we offer to the wider hospital team.

Within our supportive and friendly teams, you will receive regular clinical supervision by Specialist and Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapists in the areas into which you rotate. You will attend regular team meetings and contribute to well-established in-house CPD programmes. In addition to this there will be opportunities for cross site working and peer supervision.

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust offers first-rate clinical facilities and excellent training. Accommodation and a crèche are also available. All 3 services can be accessed from central London by overland rail and bus.

Please note that the as part of the application process for non-medical roles, you will need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date, please apply early. We do not contact applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. If you have been shortlisted, you will receive an invite to an assessment day or interview.

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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