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

Waikato Hospital

Permanentfull or part time opportunities available

Are you a speech language therapist with a passion for providing outpatient and community based intervention?

Waikato hospital Speech Language Therapy department has an exciting opportunity for a speech language therapist to join our team.

The role will be predominately based in outpatient and rural clinics, providing assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders for adults.

It will also involve providing early community based communication and swallowing rehabilitation for patients discharged from hospital after an acute stroke.

The position would suit a speech language therapist with at least 2 years clinical experience in a health setting, but we will also consider new graduates with relevant recent clinical placements.

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.
  • Recent experience working with adults with acquired communication or swallowing disorders.
  • Experience performing and interpreting videofluoroscopy swallowing studies.
  • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team working towards patient focused goals.
  • Current valid full New Zealand drivers licence
  • Ideally you will also have :

  • At least two years’ experience working with adults with acquired communication or swallowing disorders in a health or disability setting.
  • 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, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

    For any queries about the role please contact Taylor Spence in the Recruitment Team at taylor.spence waikatodhb.health.nz

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