Team Leader Speech-language Therapy / Kaiarataki Tira Kaiwhakatika Reo Kōrero

16 Sep

Location: Wellington Hospital

Service: ORA Allied Health

Contract: Fixed term, (parental leave, up to 12 months) full time.

Salary: As per MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

This is an opportunity to lead a high performing team of Speech-language Therapists.  The successful applicant will be an integral part of the Allied Health leadership team at Te Whatu Ora, Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley and will based at Wellington Regional Hospital.  The team is responsible for inpatient, outpatient and community services for people with communication and swallowing disorders.

This leader will have the opportunity to collaborate with other allied health, medical and nursing colleagues in Medicine, ICU, Neurology and Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), as well other areas of the health system, to provide high quality, effective, patient-centred care.  This role is a mix of leadership and clinical work, with the clinical caseload across either acute inpatient or outpatient clinics.

This is a fixed term, parental leave cover role for up to 12 months.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

The Speech-language therapy team are a motivated and high-achieving team who are passionate about their work and improving equity of outcomes for patients.  The team includes two Advanced Speech-language therapists, providing clinical leadership and advanced practice across Head and Neck Oncology and Complex Dysphagia management.

This role is one of 12 Allied Health Team Leader roles within the ORA (Older Adults, Rehabilitation and Allied Health) service, so there is a wealth of collegial support available to you.  You will also work closely with the Speech-language Therapy Professional Leader and other SLT leaders across the region.

Moū – About you

You will be someone who is keen to grow your leadership potential through managing a high-performing team. You will also be passionate about the Speech-language Therapy and challenging the status quo to improve equity of outcomes for our clients.  With the current Health Reforms and move to Te Whatu Ora, this will be an exciting time to be part of the team!

You will be a qualified Speech-language Therapist and a current registered member of New Zealand Speech-language Therapy Association.  You will have demonstrated leadership skills and a passion to develop these further.

Whilst this role is advertised as a full time role, there is some flexibility in this for the right person.  Please indicate your preferred hours in your application.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

For Position description and how to apply click here.

Closing date for  applications is 3 October 2022