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Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Regent Point
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2023
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to job share as lead Speech & Language Therapist for the Newcastle Integrated Community Stroke Team on a temporary basis while the substantive post holder takes a part time role in a quality improvement project. We need someone with extensive experience in providing communication and swallowing services to adults with acquired stroke in a community setting, who has an understanding of the whole stroke pathway and multidisciplinary team work. Preferably we would like someone with established skills in communication impairment. We need a skilled team player who has proven competence in a community environment. We are looking for confidence in supervising Rehab Assistants.

There are very good opportunities for further continuing professional development and excellent support from the Adult Speech & Language Therapy Team.
  • Interview Date 07/06/2023
  • 7 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Assessment and management of communication disorder

Assessment and management of dysphagia

Care planning and delegation to rehab assistants

Monitoring outcomes

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be the Lead Speech and Language Therapist for the Community Stroke Team.
  • To be the highly specialist SLT in community stroke rehabilitation.
  • To contribute to planning and evaluation of the Community Stroke Team with the Team Lead and other AHP Lead staff.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses - MSc equivalent
  • Dysphagia training to intermediate level


  • MSc in relevant advanced clinical practice

Experience and knowledge


  • Substantial experience working with patients with stroke disorders in a community setting
  • Substantial experience working with elderly people
  • Multidisciplinary team experience
  • Experience in supervising more junior SLTs
  • Experience in teaching other professionals
  • Experience in supervising students
  • Experience of audit


  • Research experience

Skills and abilities


  • Well established procedures of managing complex acquired communication disorders
  • Dysphagia skills at intermediate level
  • Established skills in assessing appropriateness of communication aids and on-going development and implementation of high and low technical alternative communication devises
  • Excellent clinical supervision skills
  • Excellent communication
  • Excellent teaching and presentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent auditory discrimination skills and ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Full UK Driving Licence


  • Project evaluation skills

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