Allied Health Professionals - Advanced Practice Speech and Language Therapist

  • Department Care Closer to Home Centre
  • Salary £50,952.00 – £57,349 per annum
  • Closing Date 03/03/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-APS-180-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part-time 30 hours

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Practice Speech & language Therapist in the field of complex dysphagia and instrumental assessment. 

This new post includes establishing and developing  a FEES service, joining, and leading the existing Video Fluoroscopy service and provision of training to the wider team in instrumental assessment skills and tracheostomy competencies. 

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and passionate about the field of dysphagia, they will be an excellent communicator with well-developed leadership skills.

If you are looking to further develop your interest and skills in complex dysphagia this may be the post for you!


Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing and developing a FEES service for the Speech and Language Therapy service across Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin, In addition you will join and lead the existing Video fluoroscopy service and provide assessment and management of dysphagia & communication in patients with tracheostomy in an acute setting. The candidate will be competent to a level 3 in FEES, will hold level 4 RCSLT critical care competencies and have Irma and MBSImP training or equivalent.

There is an opportunity to work collaboratively with ENT consultant colleagues and fellow clinical leads in voice, critical care and oncology.  Training and facilitating SLT colleagues in developing competencies in tracheostomy management, Video fluoroscopy and FEES will be a major element of this role.


Working for your organisation

We are a large team of hardworking, passionate Speech and Language Therapists committed to providing the best possible care to our patients.  Our service provides a service to adults with acquired disorders of communication and swallowing. We consist of several teams spread across the whole county of Shropshire and two district general hospitals, including; Acute medical ward teams based at each acute site, Acute stroke, Early supported stroke discharge, Voice, Macmillan Integrated Therapy team and a Community team which includes dysfluency and input to a specialist spinal unit.  We have access to Video fluoroscopy clinics and are looking to re-establish and develop a FEES service.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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