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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Job Description

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH, because our success starts with you. All of our staff have been involved in developing our values. We believe that they make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Many of our services operate from new or newly refurbished facilities including the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in 2012. So why join UCLH…?

We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence

Our hospitals are in great central London locations

We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology

We have a wide range of career opportunities that we can offer

For the previous three years, UCLH has been in the top 20% of all NHS Trusts for the overall staff engagement score in the NHS Staff Survey.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Do you have proven clinical competence in the management of complex older adults with acute and rehabilitative needs? Are you a dynamic, advanced practitioner with strong interpersonal skills and clinical competence? If so, you could be the Speech & Language Therapist we are looking for.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Medicine for the Elderly team at University College Hospital that offers a rewarding and challenging clinical environment. Multi-disciplinary working is well established in the team and we are looking for an enthusiastic Speech & Language Therapist to work within our well established service.

You will be responsible for providing a comprehensive assessment and management plan for complex, frail elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. You will be a key member of the MDT in relation to assessing the capacity of patients to make a decision regarding their care and discharge destination. You will have experience of acute hospital work, including respiratory disease, degenerative neurological illness, dementia and issues related to capacity.

You will be able to demonstrate competent independent diagnosis and management of acute and chronic communication and swallowing disorders. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently under pressure in a challenging environment are essential, as is the ability to work successfully in a large team. Experience of working within a community setting is desirable due to the regular liaison required with the local community SLT teams.

There are opportunities to supervise junior staff including student SLTs as appropriate. You will be provided with strong managerial and leadership support and the SLT service offers an established supervision system and a range of opportunities for learning and participation in self and service development.

For further details / informal visits contact:
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All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.

If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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