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Bank Speech and Language Therapist Opportunities Within HCA Healthcare UK






Closing Date:31/08/2019

About the facility

From complex care to straightforward procedures in both adults and children, HCA UK provides exceptional care across our six world-class hospitals, clinics, outpatient and diagnostics centres, and NHS partnerships.

We believe that all our patients and employees should have access to the latest state-of-the-art technology, which has seen HCA Uk invest more than £500 million over the last decade to ensure that our hospitals and specialist centres are amongst the best equipped in the world.

This philosophy of continual investment ensures our employees have the best career development opportunities; as their skills advance alongside our facilities and technology.

HCA Healthcare UK currently encompasses the following facilities, but is not limited to:

  • London Bridge Hospital
  • The Lister Hospital
  • The Harley Street Clinic
  • The Portland Hospital
  • The Princess Grace Hospital
  • The Wellington Hospital
  • The Christie Private Care
  • The Wilmslow Hospital
Job Description

To provide a highly specialist service to patients who present with a range of complex communication and swallowing difficulties within HCA Healthcare UK's facilities.

To be responsible for providing highly specialist assessment, diagnosis and therapy packages including training and support for staff, parents and families in the implementation of treatment programmes.

There are bank opportunities to work with HCA and our facilities, with a competitive and attractive salary. 

Benefits: Mentorship programme training, strong team environment, hands on management, structured career development, funded courses, health and wellbeing support system. Support for continous learning opportunities with the latest cutting edge technology and medical innovation.  Private pension, private medical care cover, guaranteed annual salary review and much more that you can expect from a world class private healthcare  organisation.

Duties & Responsibilities

•To identify, deliver and evaluate specialist assessments to support the differential diagnosis of a range of complex developmental and acquired speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties 
•To provide appropriate specialist intervention for complex communication and swallowing disorders and evaluate outcomes.
•To demonstrate well developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients.
•To make a differential diagnosis on the basis of evidence from assessment seeking advice as appropriate.
•To develop clear care plans based on best practice and to use specialist knowledge to inform clinical judgments for case management.
•To demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and outcome measures.
•To use excellent communication skills and effective joint partnership working with the multidisciplinary team. 
•To uphold professional standards of client care at all times. To adhere to National and Local professional codes of conduct

Skills and Experience

•Professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy.
•Registered member of HCPC 
•Extensive experience in the field of paediatric neurology including acquired Head Injury Management.
•Experience of working within acute and rehabilitation in-patient settings.
•Post-graduate dysphagia training.
•Involvement in audit and /or with audit development and activities.
•Advanced skills in tracheostomy assessment and management
•Knowledge of alternative and augmentative communication systems

•Registered member of RCSLT
•Working with interpreters.

About the Individual

As the successful candidate you will be looking for a new challenge that will offer you the opportunity to learn and develop new skills. As a team player, you will be enthusiastic and flexible in your approach to work and be willing to learn and get involved, supporting the team in providing the highest level of care to our patients. It is important you are clear and concise with your communication skills and that you portray a professional outlook at all times.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you!