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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist- ENT/Head and Neck

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Grinstead
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an appropriately qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join our team and work with patients with head and neck cancer & ENT related communication and/or swallowing impairments

Queen Victoria Hospital is internationally renowned for Head and Neck reconstructive surgery and this post will involve work with patients pre- and post- surgery as both inpatients and outpatients. There is also a caseload of patients with voice impairments and expertise in this area is desired.

You will also have opportunities to regularly engage in multi- professional activities, both internally and externally, including MDT working groups, networking opportunities across Sussex, and relevant CENs/ study events. .

This role will enable you to use your own initiative to meet the different needs of patients, as well as being part of an experienced, specialist, diverse and friendly Speech and Language Therapy team. The wider team is comprised of SLTs skilled in other medical diagnoses and we pride ourselves on sharing knowledge between our specialities & working closely as a small team.

*** �1500 New starter premium ***

If you are successfully appointed to this role and complete a 6-month probationary period, you will be eligible for a two stage New Starter Premium of �1500 in total.

Main duties of the job

- To manage a caseload of outpatients with voice/ ENT related impairments

- To provide input to inpatient and outpatients with head and neck cancer pre and post surgery/ oncology treatment

- To work as part of a multidisciplinary team

- To improve and develop services in line with patient need

About us

Rated GOOD overall with outstanding care by the CQC. A specialist NHS hospital providing life-changing reconstructive surgery, burns care and rehabilitation services across the South of England and beyond.

We specialise in conditions of the eyes (corneoplastics), hands, head and neck cancer and skin cancer, reconstructive breast surgery, maxillofacial surgery and prosthetics, providing regional and national services in these areas of clinical expertise.Our world-leading clinical teams also treat more common conditions of the eyes, hands, skin, and teeth for the people of East Grinstead and the surrounding areas. In addition, QVH provides a minor injuries unit, expert therapies, a sleep service, and a growing portfolio of community-based services.Patients consistently rate QVH amongst the top hospitals in the country for quality of care.

Our success is underpinned by the skills and enthusiasm of our staff and a strong culture of partnership. We are fully committed to training and development of the workforce with support for continuing education and learning.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for full details. Happy to answer any further queries.

Person Specification



  • oEvidence of relevant postgraduate education and training in advanced dysphagia, tracheostomy management, counselling.
  • oSubstantial SLT experience within an acute hospital environment, including head and neck oncology patients and complex dysphagia.
  • oDemonstration of achievement of locally agreed competencies or willingness to complete.
  • oProven experience in developing, organising and presenting staff training programmes related to specialist field individually and to groups.


  • oMembership of appropriate Clinical Education Networks and specialist interest groups.
  • oAbility to attend spoke sites and patients in their own homes/ nursing homes.

Employer details

Employer name

Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Hospital

Holtye Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3DZ

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