Senior Speech and Language Therapist - Band 7

Main area
Clinical Support Services
22.5 hours per week
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University Hospital Coventry
£31,696 - £41,787 pro rata per annum
22/06/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

Dysphagia Lead – Job share

We are seeking a highly experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join our current Dysphagia Lead in a job share. Energy, vision and clinical expertise in the field of dysphagia is essential.

This post includes the opportunity to have regular input into our highly regarded Dysphagia FEES clinic which runs with a Specialist ENT consultant twice a month and to work as part of the FEES and the Videoflouroscopy teams within the Speech and Language Therapy service.  FEES, Tracheostomy and Videoflouroscopy competencies are desired but not essential as training in these areas can be provided in house by highly experienced Speech and Language Therapists.

The successful candidate will

  • Take a leading role on the service development across the hospital with a focus on intensive care and major trauma.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to work flexibly and problem-solve at a high level.
  • Provide guidance and support to junior staff members and peers
  • Provide rehabilitation programs for complex dysphagia patients
  • Develop and deliver training in the area of dysphagia to peers and other professionals

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values through your behaviour.

All correspondence will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk/SPAM folders

If you are invited to attend interview you will be asked to set up an account with the Trac recruitment system in order to confirm your interview time.

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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

Andrea Milton

Tel 02476 965709

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