Speech Language Therapist | Wellington_NewZealand

  • Manage adult and paediatric caseloads. Inpatient, outpatient and community
  • Small dynamic SLT team highly valued and well integrated into the MDT
  • 0.9 FTE however will consider other part time options. Masterton location

This senior SLT position provides clinical and caseload diversity and the opportunity to get involved in service development and quality initiatives

About the organisation

This is a small, friendly secondary public hospital located in Masterton, Wairarapa. A one and a half hour drive north of Wellington CBD. With a staff of only 600, everyone knows your name. The structure and culture encourages staff to be involved in influencing decisions that directly impact patient care. Affordable house prices, desirable schooling and community spirit is attractive to those wishing to relocate from larger centres like Wellington or Auckland, or from offshore.

About the job

You'll be working within a small, responsive and dynamic speech language therapy team; unique in that it is very integrated into the MDT team and valued and well supported by allied health, nursing and medical colleagues. 

This is a hugely varied role across in and out patient, community, adults and paediatrics, working with clients and the clinical team to maximise communication, assess and manage acute and long standing impairments, contribute to discharge planning and provide ongoing intervention to support people to remain as functional as possible in their homes and communities.

This is a permanent position working 72 hours per fortnight across Monday to Friday. There is no on call work and we can be flexible with hours if need be.

Skills and experience

We are looking for a Speech Language Therapist who is flexible and adaptable, thrives in a team environment, and is focused on delivering the best possible clinical care for clients. In addition:
  • A solid, experienced Speech Language Therapist who is a registered member of the NZ Speech Language Therapists' Association and holds a current APC.
  • The ability to triage and prioritise workload to ensure those with the greatest need are seen first.
  • Used to managing a caseload of both in and outpatients, ideally with paediatrics experience.
  • Acute inpatient dysphagia management experience essential.
  • With such a diverse caseload you'll be a strong problem solver and will be comfortable to reach out for professional support and to connect and network.
What's in it for you?
  • Diversity of caseload - an opportunity to further broaden your already solid skillset.
  • This is a welcoming and supportive team and you'll be a valued member of the MDT.
  • You'll have scope to get involved in service development initiatives eg: community rehab and models of care that align with national guidelines.
  • Great professional development - well connected professionally to subregional and regional SLT networks, including a well coordinated special interest group network.
  • Great lifestyle in the Wairarapa and ability to get engaged within a community of like minded people. 
How to apply

For more information, a copy of the job description or just to chat about your career options please phone Jeanette Rendle, Director RWR Health Lower North Island on Ph 027 705 7079. Alternatively apply online.


Category: Other

Location: Wellington_NewZealand

Work Type: Full-Time

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