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Band 7 - Senior Speech and Language Therapist (fixed term)

Job Description

25 million people living in east London and beyond look to the services run by the Barts Health group of hospitals to provide them with the healthcare they need. We are the biggest NHS teaching trust in the country, and our challenges are those of a large and complex organisation. Coming to work for Barts Health mean you will gain experience like no other NHS trust. We offer you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Band 7 Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist- The Royal London Hospital


06wte (225 hours a week)

Barts Health Acute SLT Team based at The Royal London Hospital cover a large number of high profile specialist services including acute neurosciences, hyper acute stroke, and major trauma as well as a large critical care unit and district general hospital services such as elderly care, respiratory and general medicine.

We are looking for a skilled, enthusiastic and motivated Band 7 SLT with a strong clinical background in acute care and established skills in working within an MDT. The post holder will take a major role, with the support of other Band 7 SLT’s and the Clinical Lead, in supporting the SLT team in the provision of specialist SLT clinical input, including tracheostomy management, videofluoroscopy and FEES assessment.

The post holder will need to be independent with complex dysphagia, complex communication difficulties and experience in service development and supervision is essential. Ideally you will have lead competencies in videofluoroscopy, the ability to independently manage tracheostomy patients and have some experience with FEES. Support with developing advanced skills in videofluoroscopy, tracheostomy and FEES is available depending on previous experience.

For an informal discussion please contact Emily Talbot, Clinical Lead Speech & Language Therapist on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

Please note: -

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees. This does not apply to Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) roles.

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