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Clinical Lead - Dietetic and Speech and Language Therapy

Job Reference: 175-1819-DT1667A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speech Therapy
Royal Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard
£42,414 to £49,969 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first Royal Hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.


Band 8a Dietetic and Speech and Language Therapy Service lead

Part time (22.5 hours/wk)

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracichospital, and has a world famous reputation for innovation and clinical excellence.

You will be joining the Trust at a very exciting time as we move to a brand new hospital building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The state-of-the-art building is virtuallyall single room en-suite patient accommodation. Construction is complete and we move to the new site in April 2019.

The move to the new site will allow Royal Papworth Hospital to work alongside some of the world’s leading healthcare companies and organisations including Cambridge University Hospital, giving our patients immediate access to a range of services and also expanding opportunities in terms of research and education.

We are looking to appoint a Lead for our Dietetic and Speech and Language Therapy teams, following an exciting opportunity to bring these two services together. This newly created role will be responsible for the leadership, development and promotion of both the Dietetic and Speech and Language Therapy services provided at Royal Papworth Hospital and will be a job share with a Dietitian.

You will be a Speech and Language Therapist, registered with the HCPC. Demonstrable experience of clinical leadership, line management of staff and service development is essential. You will be a confident communicator with a collaborative style, an excellent clinician with cardiothoracic experience and able to demonstrate initiative and flexibility. Specialist clinical skills in Tracheostomy, FEES and Videofluoroscopy are desirable.

You will be supported by the Head of Therapies and surrounded by a friendly and experienced AHP team.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Pippa Hales on 01480 364732 or 01480 830541 bleep 138.

Closing date 12/2/2019, proposed interview date 28/2/2019

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth 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.

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