Wellington Hospital – London
Advanced Speech and Language Therapist - Acute
London, The Wellington Hospital
Full time: Monday – Friday 37.5 hour per week
9am – 5pm
£Competitive salary dependent on experience
We’re looking for an Advanced Speech and Language Therapist to join our Acute Speech and Language Therapy team at The Wellington Hospital, currently rated “Good” by the CQC and home to the largest private hospital-based rehabilitation centre in the UK.
In the 20 years since our Rehabilitation centre launched we’ve established an international reputation for delivering the very best rehabilitation programmes, transforming the lives of thousands of patients. And, our Speech and Language Therapy team are a key part of the holistic care we offer, playing a vital role across both our acute medical ward and Neurological rehabilitation wards.
As an Advanced Speech and Language Therapist you will have a proven track record of working in acute care and critical care environments. We work with diverse medical and surgical presentations across our neuro-surgical, spinal, oncology, general medical, and critical care units. MDT and interdisciplinary working form a key part of our work. You will also be part of the HCA SLT Acute Network who meet regularly to discuss the latest developments in evidence-based practice, and quality improvement initiatives.
In return for your expertise, you’ll have the chance to work alongside some of the top Neuro consultants, get access to training and professional development and work with high level, state-of-the-art, assistive technology to supplement your Speech and Language Therapy interventions.
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
- Significant experience of working within an acute adult hospital setting, including Critical Care
- Evidence of successful completion of tracheostomy competency framework & able to independently manage these patients within a critical care environment.
- Evidence of successful completion of Level 3 videofluoroscopy competencies/ MBSIMP.
- Competencies in FEES is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.
Why HCA UK?
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 - Neuro, 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