Therapy Lead - Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy

Posted: 2 months ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£47,126 - £53,219 pa/pro rata


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

We are looking for a permanent Band 8a, Speech and Language Therapy Lead to join our innovative and enthusiastic Leadership Team working at University Hospitals Dorset NHS Trust. This post offers the ideal opportunity for development of a senior clinician with proven leadership skills.

The post holder will be based at Poole Hospital and form part of the wider UHD Therapies service including speech and language therapists, dietitians, nutrition nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and assistants. The post holder will be directly responsible for leading the SALT team both at Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth Hospital, requiring flexible working across sites.

The UHD Speech and Language Therapy teams provides a clinical service to the inpatient wards which includes acute medical wards, neurology, respiratory, surgery, elderly care and ICU, stroke, acquired brain injury, ENT/ head and neck oncology to support the assessment and management of patients with complex dysphagia and/or communication impairment and tracheostomy management. The service also includes a regular videofluoroscopy clinic, which is run jointly with the radiology department.

The Speech and Language Therapy team are a respected and integrated part of the multidisciplinary team, with a positive record of developing innovative and patient centred services. The department has a strong commitment to research, clinical education and supervision.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: 25th April 2022 (the interview will include a 10 minute presentation

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Katherine Armitage

Job title Head of Therapies

Email address

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ATR12864

Closing Date: 2022-04-07

Interview Date: 25/04/2022

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