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Clinical Lead Speech & Language Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Speech & Language Therapy
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
Royal Preston hospital
£37,570- £43,772 per annum, pro rata
30/04/2019 23:59

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative therapist to join our team in the Head and Neck department. You will work alongside our current B7 therapist in this field to drive the expansion of SLT services across the surgical and oncology pathways for Head and Neck patients. If you have excellent communication skills, passion for this client group and enjoy being embedded in team working, then we wold really like to hear from you!

Applicants should have complex dysphagia competencies, be able to manage tracheostomy patients  and have experience working with the communication needs of these patient groups. Multidisciplinary team working is proactive in these areas and you will need to be a key player in differing teams and MDT clinics.

The team has established Videofluoroscopy and FEES services for the instrumental assessment of dysphagia and is able to offer training in these areas.

The Speech and Language therapy service is part of Integrated Nutrition and Communication Services which includes the Department of Dietetics and The Nutrition Nurse Team. We are a friendly department with a strong commitment to evidence based practice with regular CPD, appraisal and training opportunities.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals provides district general hospital services to 370,000 people in Preston and Chorley, and specialist ( tertiary ) care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria. We are the regional specialist centre for major trauma, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, head and neck cancer, plastic surgery and burns, vascular and renal services. Preston is a lively University city , with good train links to the North’s major cities of Manchester and Liverpool and also to the Lake District.

Interview date: To be confirmed

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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

For further information please contact Rachel  Woods, Clinical Lead SLT Head and Neck Oncology on 01772 522426 or Helen Al-Nufoury, Head of Speech and Language Therapy on 07738443805