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Advanced Clinician Speech Language Therapy, Adult Speech Language Therapy

New Zealand
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Adult, Hospital wards
Start Date:
Adcorp NZ Ltd
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Auckland DHB
Auckland, New Zealand

• Are you an experienced, driven Speech Language Therapist looking for an opportunity to develop both your clinical and leadership skills?
• Are you interested in working in a fast paced clinical environment, across both inpatient and outpatient settings, in one of New Zealand’s largest teaching hospitals?
• Are you committed to ensuring you and your team deliver high quality patient care?
• Are you an excellent communicator, with a can-do attitude and an innovative approach to problem solving?

If the answer is yes, then we have the job for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly skilled, dynamic and enthusiastic Speech Language Therapist to join our friendly team.

We are looking for a senior Speech Language Therapist with advanced skills in the assessment and management of dysphagia and communication impairment in patients under the care of the Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) service here at Auckland City Hospital.

Auckland City Hospital is the centre for head and neck cancer treatment for the northern region of New Zealand, with a team of Speech Language Therapists delivering care before, during and after cancer treatment. We also provide a regional voice assessment and therapy service with several weekly stroboscopy clinics.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 8 years post qualification experience, with at least 4 years working within an acute surgical, preferably head and neck cancer, service. You will be expected to deliver high quality evidence-based clinical care, with proven advanced skills in the use of FEES, Videofluoroscopy, and tracheostomy management. Advanced skills in surgical voice restoration are desirable.

This position will provide cover to the head and neck surgical ward as well as ORL outpatient clinics. There is also an opportunity to work in other surgical wards at Auckland City Hospital. You will be working alongside a supportive inter-disciplinary team and part of one of the largest and most progressive Speech Language Therapy services in New Zealand. There are plentiful opportunities to work collaboratively with partners across the region to develop high quality, innovative Speech Language Therapy services in the areas of head and neck cancer, voice, transgender, and airway.

To be successful in this role, you will have a Bachelor’s qualification in Speech Language Therapy or equivalent, and will be eligible for NZSTA membership.

In return, we commit to you to provide excellent support from the Clinical Lead for SLT, peer review, formal supervision and excellent professional development opportunities. There will be many opportunities for on-going professional and personal development here at ADHB.

This position is permanent, full-time position (1.0 FTE).

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For further information about this position, please contact Vickie Shakur, Recruitment Consultant at or Carlene Perris, Clinical Lead, Speech Language Therapy at

To submit application, click Apply button below or visit and enter job number CEN07784.

Applications close: Friday 29th June 2018

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Adcorp NZ Ltd
Tel: +6449311400
Contact: Vickie Shakur

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