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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Speech and Language Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 6
Part Time 18.75 hours per week
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Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
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The Royal Marsden Hospital
£32,257.50 - £41,308 pa inc pro rata
21/01/2019 23:59

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Band 6) – Adult Community service. Part time -18.75 hours

The Royal Marsden Community Services  provides community services across the borough of Sutton in South West London. The Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy Service is provided in both domiciliary and clinical settings.

An opportunity has arisen in our community team for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Speech and Language Therapist with experience in working with clients with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties.

You will be responsible for service delivery to clients with a wide range of swallowing and communication disorders and will work alongside other members of staff in the community team. The department provides assessment and evidence-based rehabilitation programmes to adults with dysphagia and communication needs in both clinic and domiciliary settings, including care homes. Knowledge, experience and the ability to work independently with dysphagia clients is essential, including being part of running the videofluoroscopy clinic.  You will be supported by the Band 7 Clinical Lead and will also assist the development of students and deliver training to other professional groups.

We offer excellent continuing professional development, clinical and managerial supervision, and encourage staff to actively engage with service development and improvement. The department has close support networks with other community based services and hospital teams, including regular journal clubs and in-service training.

Due to the nature of the post it is expected that you will have a full driving license and unlimited access to a car.

For further details please contact Ruth Chandler at or

This Team will transition to be part of Sutton Health and Care Provider Alliance in April 2019. Sutton Health and Care (SHC) is an alliance between local partner health and social care organisations, which will be Hosted by Epsom and St Helier University NHS Trust from April 2019.  The SHC Alliance was formed so that local health and care providers can work together to deliver high quality health and social care for Sutton residents and ensure that care will be co-ordinated around the needs of the person and will encompass all elements of care whilst supporting people in their homes to be independent and health for as long as possible. From April 2019 this service, will be transferred under a TUPE process to Epsom and St Helier University NHS Trust .

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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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Ruth Chandler at or Binu Cherian at

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