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Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital
£34,961 - £42,010 per annum, inc HCA
27/02/2020 23:59

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 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

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, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

Speech and Language Therapist – Band 6 (rotational), Princess Royal University Hospital / Orpington Hospital sites

King’s are inviting applications for a band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join our award winning team on our Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) and Orpington Hospital sites.   The post offers a fantastic opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills in a supportive acute inpatient team.  King’s offers high quality band 6 rotations on the PRUH & Orpington sites namely a) Medicine, b) Stroke, c) Respiratory/Surgery/ITU d) Frailty. 

The successful applicant will provide Speech and Language Therapy within each clinical specialty, remaining within each area for 9 months.  This will allow the opportunity to develop a wide knowledge base and range of skills.  In addition, each rotation offers the opportunity to develop broader specialist skills, such as supervision of band 5 therapists and tracheostomy and videofluoroscopy competencies.

The acute SLT team works closely with the wider multidisciplinary teams.  The SLT service offers a comprehensive supervision and CPD structure 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. This post requires a flexible approach to working and will require the post holder to work as part of a rota’d seven day working pattern.

King’s employs 30.9 wte Speech and Language Therapists across our Denmark Hill, Princess Royal and Orpington sites.   The successful candidate will join a team of 15.3 wte SLTs on the PRUH and Orpington sites.  We were the proud winners of the at King’s Stars 2019 Exceptional Team of the Year Award, recognising outstanding contribution to patient care.

King’s College Hospital has a large Therapy department with over 400 therapists from Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy.  Each service is organised under a Head of Profession with a Chief of Therapies heading up the service and representing Therapies across the Trust as well as externally. 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.

Interview Date:  TBC

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Deirdre Rainbow, Head of Speech & Language Therapy on 020 3299 3069,