Speech Language Therapist, Acute Adult Services

New Zealand, NZ



Occupational Therapist

  • Are you an experienced, motivated SpeechLanguage Therapist looking for a new challenge?
  • Are you interested in working in a fast pacedenvironment in one of New Zealand’s largest teaching hospitals?
  • Are you looking to develop specialist skills& knowledge in the assessment & management of dysphagia andcommunication impairment in the acute adult population? 
  • Are you committed to professional developmentand continually strive for improved health services for your patients?
  • Are you an excellent communicator, with acan-do attitude?
Ifthe answer is yes, then we have the job for you. 

Thisis an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic Speech LanguageTherapist to join our friendly team on a permanent part time (0.8 FTE)basis.   


Auckland CityHospital is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country, providingspecialist, tertiary care to the population of Auckland and beyond.  The Speech Language Therapy service providesassessment and management of communication and swallowing impairment to adultinpatients across the hospital.  We havea staff of 9 working across the hospital. With strong links to both the Auckland and Massey University trainingprogrammes there are plentiful opportunities to engage in research and studenteducation.  The team work togetherclosely in a supportive environment to provide a high quality service andstrive to constantly evaluate and improve the care we offer.  Opportunities for development abound in thisexciting, fast-paced environment.   


We are looking for anexperienced Speech Language Therapist with at least two years’ experience and provenskills in the assessment and management of communication disorders and dysphagia,ideally through the use of videofluoroscopy and Fibreoptic EndoscopicEvaluation of Swallowing (FEES).


This position will beprimarily based in the Adult Allied Health department, providing specialistassessment and management planning in the adult population across all inpatientwards.  You will be working alongside asupportive interdisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, nurse specialists, physiotherapists,occupational therapists, dietitians, social workers and therapy assistants.


The Speech LanguageTherapy team at Auckland City Hospital currently provide regular videofluoroscopyclinics, a FEES service and regular input into tracheostomy weaning/managementthroughout the hospital.


Tobe successful in this role, you will have a Bachelor’s qualification in SpeechLanguage Therapy or equivalent, and will be eligible for NZSTA membership.


Inreturn, we commit to you to provide excellent support from the Clinical Leadfor Speech Language Therapy, peer review, formal supervision and professional developmentopportunities.


Forfurther information about this position, please contact Santosh Parab,Recruitment Consultant at SantoshP@adhb.govt.nz or Carlene Perris, Professional & Clinical Leadat CPerris@adhb.govt.nz.


To submit yourapplication, please click on the Apply button below or visit our website www.careers.adhb.govt.nz and enter job number CEN03878.

Applications close: midnight 31 January 2018

AucklandDHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and itsintent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not a CoreChildren’s Worker as defined by the Act.

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