Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • Department Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
  • Salary £32,306.00 – £39,027 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/08/2022
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SST-677-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 25.5 hours per week (To be worked over four days including a Friday.)

Job overview

We have a wonderful opportunity to work as a specialist Speech and Language Therapist in beautiful South Shropshire.  The post is based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury and consists of two days in Ludlow and a day and a half in Church Stretton.

The Ludlow sessions will include the community hospital ward, a mixed neurology outpatient session and the provision of a domiciliary service to the surrounding area.  The remainder of the post is providing a service to Church Stretton.  This will consist of a mixed neuro outpatient session and a voice outpatient session.  The remainder of the time will be providing a domiciliary service to Stretton and the surrounding villages.


Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will provide a comprehensive service to a defined geographical area in south Shropshire.  They will work autonomously running both voice and neuro outpatients sessions, reviewing ward patients and visiting patients in both care homes and patient's own homes in and around Ludlow and Church Stretton.

You will be able to drive and have access to a vehicle as the area covered is extensive and rural.  

You will need to have dysphagia skills at a post graduate level as dysphagia makes up a large proportion of the patients we see.  You will also have an opportunity to provide communication and voice therapy.

We also have an established team of voice therapists who meet regularly for support and CPD opportunities.  We have access and opportunities to attend a joint consultant/SLT led voice clinic for learning opportunities and to inform patient management.  

Additionally, we have access to regular Video fluoroscopy clinics and a burgeoning FEES clinic that we are in the process of developing further.  It may be possible to attend these clinics with patients referred from your own caseload to enhance learning and to aid support the patient's management.



Working for our organisation

The community SLT team at SATH currently consists of 10 Speech and Language Therapists, an Assistant practitioner and a higher clinical support worker. 

We work across the whole of Shropshire to include 4 community hospitals and The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt orthopaedic hospital including their specialist spinal unit. We also provide a service into the ICS teams across the county.

We have clinical leads in the areas of Spinal injury, AAC, Dysfluency and Voice.

We are a hard working but friendly and supportive team working in an ever changing and fast paced environment.  Given the nature of our caseloads, the range of disorders that we treat and the large geographical area that we cover, the post holder will need to be flexible and resilient, responding to the changing needs of the service on a daily basis.

We are a very busy but friendly team who have monthly staff meetings (with cake!) and have regular clinical and management supervision sessions.   We have an annual Professional Group Meeting attended by all SLT teams throughout Shropshire, professional meetings and CPD sessions. 

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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