Coordinates and Supervises all Operational Medical and Clinical aspects of the Speech-Language Pathology, Swallowing and Tacheostomy Programs. Participates in the development of departmental programs, policies, systems and procedures; and is responsible for their effective implementation.
Taking a lead in the development and the implementation of local evidence based policies on matters relating to diagnosis and treatment, in response to local and national guidance
Providing comprehensive specialist assessment (including differential diagnosis), treatment and information regarding patients with communication, developmental speech and language delay and disorder, social communication disorder including dysfluency and motor speech disorder and/or swallowing disorders, ensuring full patient involvement, underpinned by a broad range of specialist knowledge and experience
Adapting practice to meet individual patients’ circumstances, including due regard for cultural and linguistic differences
Demonstrating the ability to reflect on different aspects of patients’s communication and to identify appropriate strategies to facilitate and enhance communicative effectiveness
Providing specialist treatment, e.g. Electropalatography (EPG) and Nasometry, as necessary
Assessing complex/undifferentiated abnormalities (e.g. Second Opinions) and develop the necessary treatment plans
Using investigative skills and a broad knowledge of standardised assessments together with sound, analytical clinical reasoning skills in order to form a baseline measure or differential diagnosis from which to plan a programme of intervention
Utilise and allocate SLT staff to enable the whole service to run smoothly (to include supervision of annual leave allocation)
Delivering therapy intervention ensuring that speech, language and communication programmes are an integral part of the patient’s learning and daily routines
Taking in depth case histories to include medical, social, psychological, educational and developmental information
Providing timely and targeted individualised management, treatment and advice for patients, involving families, carers and educators and providing appropriate recommendations and training to professionals from other agencies and other disciplines
Ensuring a productive therapeutic relationship is established with patients, carers and families, agreeing decision-making which is relevant to the patient’s management, taking into account challenging communication impairment, challenging behaviour, psychological and emotional state and differing cultural attitudes and expectations
Accurately recording patient details and data, taking corrective actions where appropriate and to raise standards accordingly
Identifying opportunities to improve the service in order to provide the best patient care within resources available and make recommendations for change
Assisting section/department manager in leading and supervising the team by means of continuous monitoring of work, activities and responsibilities
Participating in conducting thorough workforce planning exercises assuring adequate and efficient staffing of the various teams and effective allocation of resources
Chairing on behalf of the department manager all meetings pertaining to the department or the multidisciplinary meetings
Might be having signatory powers in conjunction with department manager on purchases and budget spending
Supervising the work of junior staff in the delivery of care to patients and provide advice and support as required
Providing support, teaching, specialist and highly specialist advice to other staff within the team on a planned and spontaneous basis. e.g. less experienced Therapists; technical instructors / assistants, medical or work experience students on observational visits
Current National License or membership in an international
NLT 6 years of postgraduate experience in field of speech and hearing sciences or in speech-language pathology including Dysphagia and Tacheostomy.
Proven communication skills in Arabic are desirable.
Evidence of specialist knowledge. NLT 2 years demonstrates leadership wth a minimum 6 staffed units.