Advanced Speech Language Therapist - Cleft Lip/Palate and Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Lower Hutt, NZ
3d ago

Nau mai, haere mai ki whanau ora ki Te Awakairangi

Location : Hutt Hospital

Service : Speech Language Therapy team

Contract : Permanent part time - 0.6 FTE

About the Service

The Speech Language Therapy team at Hutt Valley Hospital provides intervention for those with disorders of communication and swallowing for all ages across our acute, rehabilitation outpatient and community services.

The Wellington Regional service for Cleft Lip / Palate and Velopharyngeal Insufficiency provides MDT intervention from the antenatal phase through to adulthood for patients domiciled within Wellington, Greater Wellington, Whanganui / Manawatu Region, Mid-central, Hawkes Bay and Nelson-Marlborough.

We currently have one Expert Speech-language Therapist in our team and an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Clinician has arisen to further develop this service.

About the role

Our Advanced Clinicians work integrally within the MDT, enhancing health outcomes for patients and whānau by providing advanced care and advice.

The role will include :

  • Independent and autonomous management of their own caseload including complex cases across both outpatient and inpatient settings
  • Using advanced knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning for both speech and dysphagia needs when providing specialist care
  • Provision of clinical teaching to patients, families / whānau, students, staff and other health professionals
  • Skills and Experience

  • NZSTA Annual Practising Certificate and current membership of the NZSTA
  • Qualification with an NZSTA accredited speech language therapy program (BSc. SLT / MSLTPrac)
  • Qualified in the management of dysphagia (recognised undergraduate / post graduate Cert.)
  • Clinical experience of independently managing those with cleft / velopharyngeal insufficiency and experience undertaking speech videofluroscopy
  • Current full NZ drivers licence
  • We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

    How to apply

    Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. You can also apply and see a copy of the through our careers website : .

    Note : For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

    For further information on this role, please email and indicate the vacancy number 1115093-21 and job title in the subject line.

    HVDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

    Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

    By joining together we will succeed

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