Speech Language Therapist
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, New Zealand
4d ago

Waikato Hospital

40 hours per week (1.0FTE). Fixed term until August 2021, to cover parental leave

Are you a new graduate speech language therapist with a strong interest in stroke rehabilitation?

Waikato hospital Speech Language Therapy department has an exciting opportunity for a new graduate speech language therapist to join our team on a fixed term basis until August 2021.

The role will be predominately based on the inpatient acute stroke and rehabilitation wards within Waikato hospital, providing assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders in adults.

The position would suit a newly qualified speech language therapist with relevant recent clinical placements. Applications from experienced speech language therapists will not be considered at this stage.

You will work within a close team that provide speech language therapy services to adults and children across the Waikato region.

The speech language therapy team work in a variety of areas including inpatient medical and surgical wards, critical care, outpatient clinics, rural hospitals, inpatient rehab, child development centre and the cleft lip and palate clinic.

There will be opportunities to gain clinical experiences across these areas.

  • Registered member of New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association (NZSTA)
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Speech Language Therapy from an NZSTA-accredited programme; or have had your qualifications approved by the NZSTA.
  • Clinical placement experience working with adults with acquired communication or swallowing difficulties in a hospital setting.
  • Clinical placement experience performing and interpreting videofluoroscopy swallowing studies.
  • Clinical placement experience working within a multi-disciplinary team working towards patient focused goals.
  • Current valid full New Zealand drivers licence
  • The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our total population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we service. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values, to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

    Please apply directly online; applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Taylor Spence in the Recruitment Team on 07 839 8899 Ext.

    97903 or email Taylor.Spence waikatodhb.health.nz

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