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Speech & Language Therapist

Orpington, Greater London, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
11 Jul 2019
9 Aug 2019

Job Description

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

Speech and Language Therapist Band 5 (rotational posts) - Princess Royal University Hospital & Orpington Hospital Sites

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals operating across a number of sites with a unique profile of strong local services and a focused set of tertiary specialties. We have an opportunity for a suitably qualified Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our team at The Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley.

We are looking for a qualified Speech and Language Therapist who wishes to work in a rotation post on our PRUH/Orpington sites. There are 4 rotations a) Stroke, b) Medicine, c) Neuro-rehabilitation and d) Frailty. Band 5s work in each clinical specialty for a maximum of 9 months in order to develop a wide knowledge base and range of skills. This post will commence on the frailty rotation.

The SLT service offers comprehensive supervision and CPD with a range of opportunities for learning and participation in both self and service development. There is a strong emphasis on the management of both communication and swallowing difficulties and the impact of SLT within the acute setting. Posts require a flexible approach to working and some rotations require the post holder to work as part of a rota’d seven day working pattern.

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

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 with a Director of Therapies heading up the service and representing Therapies across the Trust. 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.

Closing date: 2 weeks after placement of advert (but may close sooner if an appropriate number and quality of applications is received). New graduates must have received their results by the time the advert closes. The successful candidate can commence employment as an assistant whilst awaiting HCPC registration if needed.

Interview Date: provisionally Tuesday 6th August. Unfortunately alternative dates are not available. Please note that Kings is unable to offer Skype interviews.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Caroline Taylor, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist, Princess Royal University and Orpington Hospital sites. Apply

Please note that due to the expected high volume of enquiries about this post we are not able to take telephone calls or offer informal visits prior to interview.

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