Allied Health Professionals - Macmillan Speech Therapist

  • Department Macmillan/ Acute Wards
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 23/10/2020
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-MST-554
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full-time 37.5 hours per week

We are looking for a passionate, autonomous and highly driven Speech and Language Therapist to join the speech and language therapy inpatient team at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), part of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.  This position is full time, for 37.5 hours per week.

Three days (22.5 hours) a week will be based within the Macmillan Integrated Therapy Service (MITS) and two days per week (15 hours) based within the inpatient SLT team at RSH. This is an exciting opportunity to develop skills in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as becoming involved in our new telehealth initiatives to support our caseloads across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid Powys.

You will be based at RSH, working as a senior member within a team of Speech and Language Therapists, offering a service to the inpatient wards, and the oncology caseloads in chemotherapy, radiotherapy and the oncology ward, with a focus on head and neck cancer. Cross site working to The Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) may be required to support service delivery.

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

Weekly videofluoroscopy clinics are held cross site, and we are also currently exploring the development of a FEES service within our team.

As a team we are able to provide excellent line management and peer support, working closely together, with regular team meetings, clinical supervision and opportunities for continuing professional development.  Through Macmillan there are opportunities for personal development grants.

As a Macmillan Professional you will work with complex cancer patients following the principles of the charity, providing expert clinical advice, treatment and support whilst striving to improve the service we deliver.  The team also provides training to colleagues both internally and externally to the organisation and contributes to the Health and Wellbeing agenda activities.

The Therapy department are working towards being at the forefront of innovation in leading the way by undertaking development and service evaluation utilising the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) methodology in Lean practices as the Trust are one of only 5 Trusts in England to be affiliated with the VMI based in Seattle, USA.   

Informal visits and telephone discussions are welcomed (taking into account coronavirus precautions).


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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