Allied Health Professionals - Speech and Language Therapist

  • Department Therapy Acute SLT
  • Salary £24,907.00 – £30,615 per annum
  • Closing Date 23/06/2021
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-SSL-368
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed Term 9 months
  • Hours Part time 18.75 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic, autonomous and highly motivated Speech and Language Therapist to join the Speech and Language Therapy Inpatient service at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.  This post will be a rotational post, between 3 settings; the acute inpatient SLT teams at both of our main acute hospitals (The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital) and the inpatient Stroke Team at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. 

Experience of working with adults with acquired disorders of communication and swallowing is desired but not essential.  Dysphagia training can be provided as needed.

Main duties of the job

To assess, diagnose/interpret and manage own caseload of complex patients as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with Professional Code of Conduct and Health and Care Professions Council Regulations.

To work under the supervision and guidance of senior Therapists.

The post holder will work in close co-operation with colleagues within all Care Groups to deliver a cohesive service that is led by user need ensuring high quality of patient care, optimal patient flow and safe timely discharge.

Working for our organisation

Based in picturesque Shropshire, minutes from the M54 and close to Birmingham, you will initially be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH), working within the acute inpatient SLT team.  Our team is small but very friendly and supportive.

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.

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 is one of only 5 Trust's in England to be affiliated with the VMI based in Seattle, USA.

Further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Mike Davies

Title: Dietetics and S&L Inpatient Team Coordinator


Tel: 01952 641222 ext: 4453

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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