Professional and Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)

Greater London, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 8, Unbanded
Specialist areas:
Hospital wards
Start Date:
St George's Healthcare Group
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced SLT to provide strategic and professional leadership across the Speech and Language Therapy services for St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, working with the clinical lead SLTs to plan, implement service development and support service delivery of highly specialist, evidence based care across the Trust. Services to be managed include: Head & Neck Cancer, Voice Disorders, Acute & Senior Health, Neurosciences, Neurorehabilitation and the total SLT workforce is over 30 members of staff.

You will also offer professional support to local and Paediatric SLT Services. Cross site working is essential. Key duties include having oversight of clinical governance for SLT services, demonstrating up-to-date knowledge of current national policies and agendas, including RCSLT professional practice, HCPC guidance and research priorities and embedding these within the service. The post holder will also have directresponsibility for the Instrumental Dysphagia services, including videofluoroscopy clinics at St Georges and Queen Mary’s

Hospitals and the FEES clinics at St Georges Hospital, together with support from the clinical lead SLTs.

The post holder will represent the SLT service at Trust Governance, Care Group and Board meetings and demonstrate skills in dealing with high

level information, challenging situations and complex issues to ensure safe and reliable SLT service delivery within the Trust

The post holder will be supported with continuing professional development and as part of a motivated and progressive department within a large

teaching Trust. There will be the opportunity to access training, lead on quality improvement initiatives and implement Trust and NHS wide


The post holder will report to and be supported by the Chief Therapist and AHP Lead, and have strong links with the Therapies Management

Interviews with take place on the 11th of November 2020

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
St George's Healthcare Group
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