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Bank Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Acute Paediatr

Employer
Chelsea and Westminste
Location
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Aug 2021
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About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children's, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

We're one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. We're also one of the top trusts to work for - our staff say they're engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020, The Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as 'Outstanding' in the well-led and use of resources domains and 'Good' in the safe, effective, caring and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was 'Good', but the Chelsea site was 'Outstanding'.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending c. £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our children's unit at West Middlesex - in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

The Role

Band 7 Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Bank

Acute Paediatrics

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

We are looking for a bank member of staff at Band 7 to support our Paediatric Speech and Language Service. The team works across both the Chelsea site and West Middlesex site.

The role is predominately working with the team to deliver expert assessment and intervention for a varied caseload of neonatal and paediatric inpatients. We work with infants and children who are acutely unwell, are post surgery or have complex conditions to assess and manage dysphagia. We run videofluoroscopy clinics for children across North West London, and VF skills and training would be an advantage but not essential for the post. Experience in management of eating and drinking for children with a tracheostomy would also be advantageous.

We are looking for experienced therapists who can manage paediatric dysphagia autonomously in the inpatient setting.

We have a friendly and supportive MDT and look forward to having you join us!

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameFrancesca CrosbyJob titleDivisional Therapy LeadEmail addressFrancesca.crosby@nhs.netTelephone number07812387632Additional contact information

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Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Important:
  • The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
  • Once the advert has closed you application will be transferred to our 3rd party recruitment system (trac.systems).
  • Please ensure you check your emails is correct on your application form as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process.
  • If you have not heard from us within three weeks after the closing date, we regret that this usually means that your application was not successful.
  • In submitting an application form, you authorise Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.
  • During the recruitment process your Identity Documentation (i.e. passport, driving licence, visa, etc.) will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided
  • Employment at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is offered subject to successful completion of a six month Probationary Period


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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