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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Full Time
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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Band 7 WTE 1.0, 12 months National funding allocated Money

£41,659- 47,672

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to develop your skills within the Adult Speech & Language Therapy Service.

We have a new fulltime post specializing in Head and Neck Cancer, complex airway management and surgical voice restoration.

We welcome applications from HCPC registered Speech & Language Therapists with significant experience in the field of adults with complex dysphagia and experience in Head and Neck Cancer.

The post is based within the Head and Neck multi-disciplinary team at Northampton General Hospital. The service provides Surgical and Oncological treatment for patients with head and neck cancer living in Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes. It is a specialist field and not all SLTs will have had a chance to develop skills in this area. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic SLT who wishes to develop skills in assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders related to head and neck cancer.

There is also the possibility of to take part in the National Pathos Control Trails phase 2/3 with Videofluoroscopy Carried out at Per/Post and 6 month intervals.

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

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

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
  • evidence of H&N experience
  • relevant experience
  • Experience of Valve changes
Knowledge Essential
  • Experience of complex dysphagia management
  • Complex valve changes
working with others Essential
  • experience of MTD working
  • in depth experience of MDT working

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