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Speech and Language Therapist

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Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Job Type: Full-Time
Specialty: Speech Language Therapist. - Speech Language Therapist
Job ID: Tonix1598


Job Description

We are looking for a Speech-Language Therapist (SLT) to join this thriving team of 17 SLTs who work across paediatric and adult caseloads in acute, rehabilitation, outpatient and community settings. The SLT team at Wellington Regional Hospital is comprised of six therapists, supported by both a team leader and a professional leader. The successful applicant will be required to diagnose and treat adult patients with a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders. The caseload will include acute adult inpatients with both medical and surgical diagnoses. The post-holder may also have a small outpatient caseload, largely covering voice and airway disorders and dysphagia. The specific areas of practice will be confirmed with the successful applicant depending on their knowledge and level of experience. The post-holder will represent SLT on multi-disciplinary teams.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Wellington SLT Team is a close knit group and, although they work across a wide range of areas throughout the hospital, they remain very connected through daily morning huddles, team meetings and social catch-ups. They are highly dedicated and patient-focused and value the contributions and skills of all of their members. The team strive to live the organisational values of Manaakitanga, Kotahitanga and Rangatiratanga. They have a strong reputation for innovation and excellent clinical practice. As a member of this team you will be supported with professional development opportunities to assist you in meeting your continuing competency requirements, as well as regular clinical supervision.


Moū – About you

We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the right skills and experience who share their values to apply. We would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori and Pacific communities.

The ideal applicant will have at least three years’ experience working adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders, preferably in an acute inpatient setting. While it is not essential, it would be desirable for the successful candidate to have experience in intensive/critical care. You must be able to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning, good communication skills, the ability to work independently and to quickly build strong working relationships. Excellent time management and prioritisation skills are a must. Experience in videofluoroscopy and/or flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing are desired.

The team expect a commitment to and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to health, as well as a willingness to work towards improving health outcomes for Māori.