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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist- ICU

Greater London
Contract type:
Full time, Part time / Job share
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Specialist areas:
Hospital wards
Start Date:
Cleveland Clinic London Hospital
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Full time and Part time opportunities available.

Salary: £45,000 - £48,000 depending on experience

As a world-recognised centre of clinical excellence and research, Cleveland Clinic is expanding its global footprint to London. We are opening a brand new, state of the art, hospital in January 2022 and are recruiting now for skilled and enthusiastic allied health professionals to form our exceptional therapy team. Through collaboration and learning, Cleveland Clinic London will combine the best of Cleveland Clinic, with the best of UK Healthcare, ensuring holistic patient care and best possible patient outcomes.

As a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, you will work as an autonomous practitioner assessing, treating and managing patients with complex communication, swallowing and tracheostomy weaning needs for patients with multiple aetiologies and comorbidities across the intensive care unit requiring advanced clinical reasoning, together with integrated clinical management with the wider MDT. This post will also have responsibility for representing SLT on the tracheostomy weaning team.

You will be working on a 29 bed ICU, with full provision of high tech monitoring and lifesaving equipment. You will deliver highly specialist skills in acquired communication disorders and AAC, instrumental assessment and tracheostomy and ventilator management, working alongside Consultant Intensivists who are experts in their field.

This role will report directly to the Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist and be part of a highly innovative, evidence based, forward thinking ICU therapy team, as well as working within the wider therapy team providing speech and language therapy expertise.

What we want from you:

●Recognised Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) degree qualification or equivalent
●Post–graduate experience in SLT within an acute hospital context at senior level
●Experience in SLT in Critical Care, Neurosurgery and Neuro-rehabilitation
●Experiential post graduate learning and development of specialist skills such as Videofluoroscopy assessment, Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow and tracheostomy management
●Experience of specialist assessment and intervention for complex dysphagia, including management of risk feeding in order to advise on optimal consistencies to minimise risk and distress and maximise quality of life.
●Experience of specialist assessment and intervention for complex communication impairments including cognitive communication disorders and voice disorders using current literature and best practice. This may include Above Cuff Vocalisations (ACV), tracheostomy manipulation and low/high-tech augmentative or alternative methods of communication
●Extensive experience of multidisciplinary / multi agency working at senior level including in the context of mental capacity assessment
●Experience of audit, quality improvement, clinical effectiveness and project planning
●Experience of supervision, appraisal, development and managing performance including competency development and the provision of training relevant to specialist area
●Experience of delivering multidisciplinary education and training
●Experience at supporting a research and quality improvement culture
●Experience of empowering and engaging patients to make informed decisions over their care

What we can offer you:

●25 days Annual leave plus 8 days Bank holiday a year
● Auto-Enrolment of 5% pension ~ Cleveland contribute 10%
●Gym facilities located within our Admin Office Building at a discounted rate
● Seasonal Ticket Loans
●Private Medical Insurance
●Free Flu jabs and eye tests

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Contact Details:
Cleveland Clinic London Hospital
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Contact: Hiring Manager

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