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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

London Bridge Hospital – London
Full time
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Role: Advanced Speech and Language Therapist

Site: The London Bridge Hospital

Permanent Full time: 37.5 hrs per week

Equivalent to NHS Band 7

Highly competitive salary + Benefits (pension, private health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)

We have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Speech and Language Therapist to join our London Bridge Hospital campus, rated as 'outstanding' by the CQC.  The London Bridge Hospital campus in South East London encompasses an outpatients and diagnostic centre in The Shard; the large world-class hospital based at the Tooley Street site; Private Care at Guys, which is on the top four floors of Guys Hospital Cancer Centre; and outpatient and diagnostic centres across the City.

As an Advanced Speech and Language Therapist you will primarily lead on the development of the Speech & Language Therapy service within the Critical Care Unit, as well as offering support to patients on our neurology, general medical, surgical and oncology wards. You will take a lead role in providing a high-quality Speech and Language Therapy service that is evidence based and in line with best practice standard, providing specialist services to both inpatient and outpatient adults, and as a key member of the MDT. You will also work closely within a network of HCA SLT colleagues.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

What you’ll bring:

  • Professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy

  • Registered member of HCPC

  • Experience working within an acute adult hospital setting, including Critical Care

  • Evidence of successful completion of tracheostomy competency framework & able to independently manage patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

  • Evidence of successful post graduate training in videofluoroscopy/FEES.

  • Experience in head & neck oncology is desirable but not essential


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As an Advanced Speech and Language Therapist you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.


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