Speech and Language Therapy


Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

This is a full time, fixed term position for twelve months starting in March 2018.  This role will involve providing services on the Acute Stroke Unit with patients and their families where you will be a key member of the interdisciplinary ASU team.  In addition you will also work with the adult population on the general medical and surgical wards. You will have a proven track record of working as an autonomous SLT within an interdisciplinary team and demonstrate a genuine specialist interest and experience working with patients following stroke in an acute hospital setting.

Christchurch Hospital is the largest tertiary hospital in the South Island and you will have experience in independent caseload management and working in an acute in-patient setting.  You will be skilled in the assessment and management of swallowing and acquired communication disorders. Preferred candidates will also have experience with cough reflex testing and demonstrate recent competency in undertaking videofluoroscopy.

Our Speech and Language Therapy team is dedicated to evidence based clinical care and innovative practice.  This is an exciting opportunity to further develop your specialist skills in an organisation where Allied Health participation is highly valued.  The Speech and Language Therapy Service offers a supportive team of experienced colleagues, regular clinical supervision and a wide range of opportunities for continuing professional development.  Find out more about working here at http://www.cdhbcareers.co.nz/Living-Here/Living-Here-__I.3082

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively as a supportive and reliable team member are central to this role.  Eligibility for NZ Speech-Language Therapists Association membership is also essential.

Enquiries should be directed to Hayley Buick Recruitment Specialist on 03 3377961 or email Hayley.buick@cdhb.health.nz 

Applications are only accepted online so please click the “Apply Now” button. 

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2018

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Job no: 232822