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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Stroke West

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
£42,284 to £48,388 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Band 7 Highly Specialist Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist for Early Supported Discharge and Stroke Rehabilitation Services based in Caernarfon.

Stroke services in North Wales are changing. With significant new investment, we are building our therapy teams to lead and deliver excellent clinical care for our population. Our services will become led by Consultant Therapists and our growing stroke MDT team will establish high quality acute stroke care, with a new early supported stroke discharge (ESD) team and stroke-dedicated in-patient rehab team.

This is an opportunity for you to join us on this journey within ESD and Stroke Rehabilitation - transforming care through being part of an innovative, energetic new multi-disciplinary team.

You will be part of the friendly and supportive Adult SLT team where there is a wide range of expertise and experience. You will join a growing team of SLTs and TIs. There is excellent peer support.

Main duties of the job

We have an opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and highly motivated Speech and Language Therapist. We are looking for a clinical specialist who can support and develop SLTs and TIs, represent SLT within the MDT and drive the future development of excellent stroke services. You will work with our newly-appointed dedicated stroke MDT to develop high quality care pathways and training plans, contributing to building a culture of research and development, with strong links to our local Universities here in N Wales. For this key clinical role, we are looking for a passionate SLT with a strong clinical background in stroke and adult services, with clinical leadership experience that has demonstrated an ability to develop the skills and knowledge of others.

We have regular team meetings and have strong links with other specialist services. Clinical supervision is actively encouraged and there are regular cross team CPD and training opportunities as you continue to develop and hone your clinical skills. You will lead a range of service improvements and MDT initiatives are encouraged.

We're very happy to answer any questions you may have and welcome informal visits.

The ability to speak Welsh is essential for this role - Welsh to be learned within 12 months of appointment

About us

If you relish a challenge, have a passion to help others or simply fancy a fresh start, then Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) North Wales, has all the right ingredients. The largest health organisation in Wales, providing a full range of primary, community, mental health, acute and elective hospital services for a population of around 700,000, across North Wales . Join our team and get the support you need, in line with our Organisational Values and 'Proud to Lead' competence framework.

Enjoy being part of working with engaged leadership at all levels, and be assured we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and are proud to welcome applicants under the \Disability Confident Employer scheme.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Recognised qualification degree / equivalent in S


  • Membership of appropriate clinical network group
  • Other professional or academic qualification which relates to clinical practice
  • Accredited Practice Placement Educator Certificate



  • Significant experience clinically in area of specialism
  • Experience of clinical leadership
  • Delegation to qualified and non-registered staff
  • Experience of delivering clinical education in area of specialty
  • Evidence of teaching within post
  • Significant experience of leading multidisciplinary / multiprofessional teams
  • Involvement in clinical audit
  • Evidence of attendance on specialist short courses and advanced training in relation to clinical specialty


  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Welsh / English therapy provision
  • Experience of lecturing externally
  • Experience of project management
  • Additional clinical or health care related experience
  • Experience in leading service development / improvement
  • Experience in research

Knowledge and Skills


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Knowledge of assessment tools for Adult / Paediatric disorders
  • Ability to self-evaluate
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Extensive clinical experience and knowledge in relationship to specialty
  • Welsh speaker


  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication knowledge & skills

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