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Speech and Language Therapy
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hour per week
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St. George's
£37,660 - £47,778 pa inc
10/04/2017 23:59
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Macmillan Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Band 7

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.

With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.

Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.

We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.

As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.


Applications are invited to join our highly skilled Speech and Language Therapy Head and Neck / ENT and Clinical Voice Disorders team within this busy teaching hospital. St. George’s Hospital and The Royal Marsden Hospital Joint Regional Head and Neck Cancer Centre serve the population of South West London.

The post holder will be interested in working in both the acute and outreach settings to develop their skills in communication and swallowing disorders following Head and Neck Cancer. They will be expected develop their skills in videofluoroscopy, FEES and surgical voice restoration and Head and Neck cancer rehabilitation. They will be a core member of the Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team and will receive regular supervision from the Team lead SLT in Head and Neck / ENT, who is also the Team Lead. The post holder will carry their own caseload and be responsible for leading service development projects as agreed with the Team Lead. As a Macmillan SLT for this aspect of the role, they will have access to significant support from Macmillan as well.

The post holder will also be interested in developing their skills in clinical voice disorders and they will be expected to participate in the fortnightly Voice clinic on rotation. They will be a core member of the SLT Voice disorders service and will receive regular supervision from the Team Lead SLT in Head and Neck / ENT. The post holder will carry their own caseload and be responsible for leading service development projects as agreed with the Team Lead.

The post holder will join a highly supportive and innovative Speech and Language Therapy Department comprising 15 WTE SLTs serving ENT, Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck, Acute Inpatients, Neurology, Neurosciences, Paediatrics and the Wolfson Rehabilitation Centre. The Head and Neck / ENT Team comprises 4.0 WTE. The department offers an excellent supervision program with a well- established CPD and support network and we encourage and support audit, project work and/or research.

Full - Time, Part- Time and job share applications are all welcomed.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For enquiries regarding the post, please contact Rachel Tomlin / Ashlie Denison Joint Team Lead SLT Head and Neck / ENT on telephone: 020 8725 1163 or email:;

If you have problems applying, contact

020 8725 0600