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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Acute Team Lead

Greater London
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 7
Specialist areas:
Start Date:
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Band 7 Adult Acute Speech and Language Therapy Team Lead.

There is an opportunity for an experienced SLT within the Milton Keynes Adult SLT team to lead the team of therapists delivering speech and language therapy within Milton Keynes University Hospital, for inpatients and outpatients. We are ideally looking for a therapist with specialist/highly specialist experience in a range of clinical areas, and with a passion for developing the skills of others so that the team can deliver an excellent service:

instrumental assessment of swallowing (we have a weekly videofluoroscopy clinic)
intensive care working, including tracheostomy management
complex stroke/neurological conditions
ENT/Head and Neck Cancer services
We will offer

Regular supervision and clinical discussion forums led by Aphasia and Dysphagia specialists
Internal/external training as appropriate to role
Annual appraisal with personal development plans
Access to excellent administrative support
You will have

Experience of independently assessing and treating people with complex communication and/or swallowing disorders
Experience of supervising less experienced therapists
A flexible and positive approach
We are a friendly, supportive, and innovative team of therapists, and an associate practitioner, who are passionate about delivering high quality speech and language therapy where and when it is most required. We are lucky to be able to work within a variety of multidisciplinary teams, and also maintain close links as a Speech and Language Therapy team.

Benefits include

Staying Well at Work Service
Salary sacrifice schemes for bike purchase, car leasing, and gym membership
BME, LGBT+, Carers at work, Disabled Employees, and Lived Experience of Mental Health staff networks
Access to MyTrustBenefits for shopping and leisure discounts

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
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Contact: Hiring Manager

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