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1wte B6 Speech and Language Therapist
Adult In patient service
Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals
Closing date: 30th October 2016
Interviews: 8th November 2016
We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and motivated Speech and Language Therapist to join our busy in-patient team in our active and dynamic department at ASPH. This role involves delivery of high quality dysphagia and communication assessment, management and therapy across a wide range of disorders. The post is part of a rotation within the team offering the opportunity to fully engage with all areas of service delivery across both our hospital sites, St Peter’s in Chertsey and at Ashford Hospital, Middesex.
Ideally you will have had experience working with adults within acute and rehabilitation SLT services, and be able to demonstrate a range of specialist skills and knowledge. Experience within the area of video-fluoroscopy would be beneficial, as there is the opportunity to contribute to this service. In addition you will need to demonstrate commitment, flexibility, an ability to work under pressure, and to provide support to more junior staff.
In addition to the adult services, the department has specialists in paediatric dysphagia and voice therapy. Our team has an excellent senior team of Band 7 and 8 specialists. Staff are encouraged and supported to develop and share skills with regular supervision, access to trust wide education programs and a well-established Surrey-wide Adult Speech and Language Therapy Team network. Since 2013 the Speech and Language Therapy and Dietetics teams have been merged into one the department which has facilitated collaborative working with patients with dysphagia in particular, and has opened up opportunities for service development.
ASPH Trust can offer a range of support services including on and off site accommodation and an on-site crèche (see links).
For further information please contact:
Heidi Merlin-Owen Speech Therapy Team Lead on ( Phone number removed )
Liz Hedges, Dietetic & Speech Therapy Service Manager on ( Phone number removed )
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