Adult Speech Therapist

  • London
  • £35 - £45 per hour
  • Locum/Temporary
  • Band 6

Posted November 7, 2022

Job title: Speech & Language Therapist

Band: Band 7 or 6

Specialty: Acute Hospital

Location: West London

Hours: Full & Part time hours available

Salary: Negotiable rates of pay/£35-£45 an hour dependent on experience

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Job Description

Athona’s AHP division is currently recruiting for a new locum opportunity based in London. You will be working as a band 7 or 6 Acute Speech & Language Therapist for an NHS Trust.

Band 7 Adult Acute Speech & Language Therapist. We would consider a Band 6 if no B7 available, but we cannot support a B5 in this role.

Site: Split between CXH (3 days per week) and HH (2 days per week) ideally, but we can be flexible and base it on CXH site if necessary (as we have someone else with us who is happy to split).

Full time (would consider part-time or alternative pattern if had to, but would not be split-site if that were the case).

Start date ASAP, end date 30/12/22 (with high likelihood of extension beyond this).

Independent management of patients with acquired communication and swallowing impairments; Able to manage complex acute cases, working with multidisciplinary team; Understands who to refer for instrumental assessments; Able to prioritise caseload in a busy team; Able to work within a team as well as independently; flexible to meet needs of service; Knows own limitations and seeks advice/support appropriately.

Minimum 4 years’ experience in acute inpatient hospital setting (for B7); breadth of adult acute experience across specialisms (eg care of elderly, general medical, surgical, neurosciences) Desirable: Completed Level 2a FEES endoscopist competencies (or equivalent from overseas) and experience of writing independent reports; experience in Critical Care, including management of tracheostomised patients.

In order to be considered for this post applicants will need:

  • HCPC registration
  • recent NHS experience
  • enhanced DBS
  • right to work in the UK

Why Athona:

Athona is one of the UKs leading on-framework healthcare recruitment agencies, with a reputation for building professional and personable relationships with our candidates and Trusts nationwide. After almost two decades in the business, we pride ourselves on taking great care and detail in every candidate that we place, and we believe that there is an art to being a good recruiter. This is what we call ‘The Art of Recruitment.’

  • Negotiable excellent rates of pay, with weekly payroll
  • One point of contact and 24/7 out of hours support available
  • We’re CPD accredited
  • Industry-leading revalidation and appraisal support team
  • Benefit from our exclusive discount codes
  • Referral scheme – receive up to £150 for every allied health professional recommendation

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