Allied Health Professionals - Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • Department Therapy Inpatients Stroke & Rehab (PRH)
  • Salary £40,057.00 – £45,839 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/01/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-HST-903-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week (Full time 37.5 hours across a 7 day service)

Job overview

We are looking for a passionate, autonomous and highly driven Speech and Language Therapist to join the Stroke and Rehabilitation and ESD team at The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), Telford, part of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.  This position is full time, 37.5 hours per week.

This post is being generated as a result of our current highly specialist Speech and Language therapist retiring at the end of March 2022. As such this position will be available from mid March 2022 to allow time for training and a handover.


Main duties of the job

Experience of working with adults with complex acquired disorders of communication and swallowing is essential.  Neurology/ stroke experience is essential. Competencies in tracheostomy management and videofluoroscopy are preferred; however in house training can be supported to facilitate these skills if required.

As the clinical lead, this post holder  will also focus on leadership skills, including supporting the delivery of  Speech and Language therapy (SLT) professional objectives and wider stroke strategy (working closely with fellow Band 7 clinicians within the team and wider SLT teams).

You will be responsible for delivering regular training within our therapy structure and you will also be required to lead in delivering dysphagia link nurse training on a rolling programme as well as providing education and support to the wider MDT.

We are fortunate to offer our patients a 7 day stroke therapy service, at present from a SLT perspective we offer a 6 day service. The successful candidate would be expected to participate in this work pattern and will also lead on rota development for the SLT team in conjunction with the team's line manager.


Working for our organisation

We are a friendly, welcoming and ambitious team. Our stroke therapy team consists of SLT's, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, assistant practitioners and shortly a dietitian. As such, this role offers a great opportunity to work with a broad range of professions to drive forward excellent integrated stroke care for the patient's we serve.

Informal visits and telephone discussions are welcomed.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.


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.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

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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