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Principal Speech & Language Therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£48,526 to £54,619 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
28 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
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NHFT we are Outstanding Trust

Head and Neck Principal Speech & Language Therapist

Band 8A WTE 1.0

£48,526- 54,619

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Adult Speech & Language Therapy Service -

As the Principal SLT lead for Head and Neck Cancer you will lead, develop and innovate the clinical pathways within this field, working closely with the ENT, Maxillofacial and Oncology Teams within Northampton General Hospital.

The post is based within the Head and Neck multi-disciplinary team at Northampton General Hospital. You will provide an excellent and responsive service to adults with swallowing and communication impairments as a result of head and neck cancer treatments (surgical and oncological). This will include management of a clinical caseload including complex laryngectomy including valve changes and tracheostomy care, and provision of an objective swallowing service (FEES and videofluoroscopy). Competencies in FEES would be beneficial but can be provided if necessary.

The pathway provides a service to in and outpatients across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. There will also be an opportunity to participate in the PATHOS clinical trial.

About us

There is good professional support, regular clinical supervision, as well as strong links with the East Midlands H&N Cancer Advisory Group.

The successful candidate will be an ambitious and enthusiastic SLT who can lead a small team and work closely within the MDT.

NHFT is an outstanding Trust who encourages flexible working and strives to improve the work life balance of employees through improved health and wellbeing.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Experience in Head& Neck Cancer
  • Experience in Altered airways management
  • Competencies in VF
  • extensive knowledge or Head and Neck Cancer pathway
Leadership Essential
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • MDT working
  • Clinical research

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