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Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Do you enjoy working in a busy hospital environment? Are you passionate about providing excellent care in the acute setting and looking to develop your skills? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust is a great place to work offering a working environment with an inclusive culture that looks after and values our people and creates a sense of belonging. The trust is based in the vibrant city of Birmingham, now covering four busy hospital sites and a community service. Due to internal promotion and service reconfiguration, we have an exciting opportunity at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals (HGS) part of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust to appoint a further 0.6 WTE Band 6 Acute Speech & Language Therapists to join our dynamic Speech & Language Therapy team.

We are open to discuss flexible working arrangements.

Main duties of the job

This post will have a clinical focus on acute in-patient care across our general medical and elderly hospital wards across all our sites and is an excellent opportunity for a developing specialist with a clinical interest in acute care.

You will be welcomed into a large and supportive therapy team with excellent training and development opportunities as well as a robust supervision and appraisal system. You will have the opportunity to work alongside highly specialist staff and have access to regular videofluoroscopy & FEES clinics. The successful candidate will have suitable post graduate clinical experience, demonstrable interest in acute care, with competency in both communication and dysphagia management.

We encourage applications from people who embrace our values and who will enable us to expand our diverse workforce. This role can also lead to a range of career opportunities

Applicants must be organised, flexible and adaptable and able to problem solve and apply clinical reasoning effectively. Applicants must also have good experience of close multi-professional working and must demonstrate excellent communication skills. You must be able to manage and prioritise your own case load and have experience of supporting and supervising the work of therapy support workers/ assistants.

For further information please contact:

Asfa Bashir -- Clinical Team Lead for Speech and Language Therapy 0121 424 0432

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • *Completion of RCSLT newly qualified practitioner competencies
  • *Current registration with Health Professions Council
  • *Registered Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists


  • *Evidence of leadership training.
  • *Attendance at Clinical Educators Course.



  • *Postgraduate experience in relevant clinical areas
  • *Competence in advanced dysphagia and communication assessment and management
  • *Well-established knowledge of assessment tools and a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions relevant to the client group
  • *Understanding of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)


  • *Experience of teaching SLT students
  • *Experience of mentoring/ training junior staff
  • *Experience of involvement in Clinical Governance/ Audit programme
  • *Awareness of national drivers, policies and procedures (relevant to the client group) and their implications for SLT
  • *Awareness of current research relevant to the client group
  • *Understanding of the principles of clinical governance /audit

Additional Criteria


  • *Competence in assessment of mental capacity
  • *Negotiation and Problem solving Skills
  • *Good analytical and reflection skills
  • *Good organisational skill
  • *Good prioritisation skills
  • *Ability to work through interpreters to gain information on communication impairment/ability
  • *Demonstrate enthusiasm for the specialist area.
  • *Demonstrate a professional attitude.
  • *An ability to cope with occasional exposure to distressing/emotional situations.
  • *Demonstrate an interest in developing expertise within the clinical areas.
  • *Able to work cross site if the service requires
  • *Post holders will be required to participate in therapies 7 day working rotas.

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