Team Lead Speech and Language Therapist

Orpington, Greater London, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
7 Nov 2019
6 Dec 2019

Job Description

We are seeking a Band 7 Team Lead Speech and Language Therapist to work across the Frailty and Elderly wards on both the Princess Royal University Hospital site and Orpington Hospital site, part of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

With proven clinical skills in the management of the complexities associated with advancing age and frailty, you will provide a highly specialist inpatient service to these adults with communication and/or swallowing needs, working closely with the MDT to deliver optimal clinical care in the acute and post-acute phases of hospital admission.

The successful post holder will act as a link between all Speech and Language Therapists involved in treating patients in Frailty and Elderly beds in order to ensure each patient receives treatment from the most appropriate therapy and that knowledge and resources are shared across the service.

You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to teach and develop more junior staff and students. Working in a department which offers a wide range of experience, you will be encouraged and supported to develop your clinical, teaching, and managerial skills as well as contribute towards service development. You will be part of a well-structured CPD program and responsible for wider service level projects with access to relevant MDT in-service training programs.

King’s employs 40 Speech and Language Therapists across our Denmark Hill, Princess Royal and Orpington sites. The majority of staff are employed within inpatients – both acute and rehabilitation. There is also a small outpatient Neurology service.

King’s College Hospital has a large Therapy department with over 400 therapists from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Nutrition & Dietetics. Each service is organised under a Head of Profession. The department has a well-established provision of education and training, supervision and appraisal, ensuring that all staff have opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge and to reach their full potential.

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals operating from a number of sites within South East London. King's has a unique profile of strong local services and whilst also delivering care to a focused set of tertiary specialties.

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