Allied Health Professionals - Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • Department Therapy MITS (RSH)
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/09/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-SLT-202
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 22 hours per week

Job overview

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified therapist to develop skills in the field of head and neck cancer and oncology. The successful candidate will join the Macmillan Integrated Therapy Service. The team is made up of Speech and Language Therapists, Dietitians, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Assistant Practitioners. Adopted by Macmillan, you will benefit from a wide range of support and training opportunities.

This a part time post, but additional sessions may be available across the SLT service.


Main duties of the job

As part of the Macmillan team, you will manage patients along the cancer pathway from diagnosis through treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care. The post will incorporate both inpatient and outpatient work in a variety of clinical settings including laryngectomy and well established AHP led clinics.

The service works very closely within the specialist H&N MDT and has regular joint clinics with dietitians, clinical nurse specialists, and surgeons.

The post holder will treat patients with communication, swallowing and voice disorders related to Head and Neck Cancer and oncology diagnoses. Training and experience in dysphagia is essential, however, applications are welcome from therapists with limited specialist head and neck/oncology experience, as training and support will be available.


Working for your organisation

We are based in picturesque Shropshire, minutes from the M54 and close to Birmingham and the Welsh borders. 

We have access to an annual PGM to link us to the wider profession across the county. We offer and implement regular management and clinical supervision across the whole of therapies, as well as weekly huddles and monthly meetings allowing for group discussions around cases and service development


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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