Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist- Cleft Lip and Palate
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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A permanent vacancy has arisen for a highly specialist speech and language therapist to work in the regional cleft lip and palate speech and language therapy team. The post is based at the Newcastle centre, providing a highly specialist service to children and adults with cleft lip and palate and non-cleft velopharyngeal dysfunction.
- Interview date: 6th October 2023
- 30 hours /week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy
Main duties of the job
The role covers all aspects of cleft care including multidisciplinary team clinics, specialist investigations, specialist therapy interventions, second opinions, clinical audit. You will be working closely with local SLT services across the region and will also provide support and training to junior SLTs and other professionals within the cleft service.
You will be based at the Newcastle site at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. You will be required to attend clinics held at the hub site as well as using a telemedicine platform for MDT and SLT clinics. Outreach working into the community will also be required.
Your post qualification experience will include significant experience working with cleft lip and palate in a multidisciplinary context. You will also have experience of delivery of training to other professionals and students. Strong communication skills and the ability to work with a variety of professionals and services across a wide geographical area are essential.
The Newcastle Cleft Service is a highly supportive team which works within an ethos of continually monitoring and implementing best practice. Effective support and supervision systems are in place and there are opportunities for ongoing professional development both internally and externally.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To be responsible for a specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to children and adults with non cleft velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) within the Regional Cleft Service
- To provide a specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to children and adults with cleft lip and palate within the Regional Cleft Service.
- To provide specialist advice to medical and teaching staff/parents and second opinions to other SLT colleagues
- To be solely responsible for a personal caseload of children and adults with cleft lip and palate and non-cleft velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) (with associated syndromes).
- To participate in the Combined Cleft Lip and Palate Clinics regionally as requested.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
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