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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Greater London, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 7
Specialist areas:
Hospital wards
Start Date:
Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust
Job Ref:

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are very proud that the CQC has recently rated Homerton Hospital’s A&E department as 'Outstanding' medical care at the hospital as 'Outstanding', and our acute services and community services for adults, children and young people as ‘Good’.

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.

The local City and Hackney community served by the Trust is highly diverse with a complex mix of clinical and cultural needs. Good working relationships, strong multi-agency working arrangements and integrated pathways already exist between hospital and community health services, primary care, local authority and mental health services.

The trust is an active partner in bringing different services together across City and Hackney to provide integrated care closer to home, and in the development of an ‘Integrated Care System’, of which the Trust is a major partner, which aims to bring together health and care services, the wider community and voluntary sector to work closer together to provide great services for local people in City and Hackney.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to have been included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list, and has recently achieved 'Excellence' status in the Healthy Workplace Charter, as awarded by the Greater London Authority.

The Role

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a part time Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to further develop their clinical and leadership skills within a fully integrated multi disciplinary team.

You will be part of the integrated health and social care Integrated Independence Team, a busy, friendly and supportive Intermediate Care Team which incorporates Early Supported Stroke Discharge and provides short term multi disciplinary intervention and rehabilitation to people in the community to increase independence, avoid admission and support timely hospital discharge.

You will work with senior staff across the team, Trust and across the borough to monitor and improve the acute-community Stroke Pathway and enable effective Early Supported Stroke Discharge.

As a Band 7 you will be developing or furthering your leadership and clinical skills, have some experience with the operational demands of managing a team and be an excellent advocate.

You will have evidence of your commitment to trust values and appropriate post graduate development in rehabilitation, Stroke and neurology. You will have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills which will allow you to be an effective team member, lead and have a good understanding of trust and NHS wide issues. You will be committed to your own development and the development of those around you.

The Homerton University Hospital Foundation NHS Trust has an excellent supervision structure and CPD opportunities both in house and externally which would be used to support any successful candidate into the role.

General Guidance

Please ensure that you read the "Guidance Notes On Submitting An Application" under "Additional Documentation" before completing your application.

Please note: we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The Trust welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

Homerton will be smoke free for all staff from October 2017.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust
Tel: 02085105194
Contact: Andy Williamson

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