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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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We are offering a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Speech & Language Therapist to join a large friendly and supportive team of speech and language therapists, covering a range of specialist services, with high levels of expertise. This post offers a mixed caseload of acute medical inpatients and out-patients in neurosciences and/or ENT and provides wide experience in dysphagia, communication disorders and voice. This is a bespoke post and we look forward to creating an exciting job plan which fits with career progression. We have accessible clinical supervision, training and CPD and are happy to support the right candidate with their development. In addition, we would consider full and part-time working.

Applications are welcome from experienced and passionate SLTs with a desire to specialise in the above fields. Experience in the specialist areas and instrumental assessment would be advantageous, however in-house training can be provided, therefore enthusiasm to learn is certainly a quality we are looking for.

Main duties of the job

You will be driven by a desire to provide a high standard of patient care and show a passion for continuous development alongside best evidence based care.

The general medical caseload is also complex and varied, requiring specialist skills in respiratory, frailty and ethical feeding decisions. In these B6 roles, you will be responsible for the assessment and management of all adult acquired swallowing, communication and voice impairments. We have established VFS, FEES and Joint Voice Clinics to optimise diagnosis and management plans.

To find out more about our fabulous team, have a look at our Twitter pages @SLT_LTHTR

About us

We have 9000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care and enhancing their experience which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To support the delivery of the Speech and Language Therapy service
  • To use specialist clinical skills to assess, diagnose and manage dysphagia and disorders of communication respectively.
  • To work effectively within multidisciplinary teams
  • To represent Speech and Language Therapy in best interest meeting and goal setting meetings for patients
  • To proactively manage risk and ensure safe care is provided at all times
  • To demonstrate skills in motivating patients to engage in therapeutic process
  • To use excellent organisational and prioritisation skills and a flexible approach to work practice
  • To maintain clinical professional development and be up to date with research and advancements in clinical area.

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • oHCPC registration
  • oRCSLT registration
  • oDegree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • oEligibility to work in the UK
  • oEvidence of CPD, including postgraduate courses, in relevant areas


  • oAttendance at regular CENs in area of clinical interest
  • oEvidence of post-qualifications or masters modules in related fields.

Knowledge & Experience


  • oRecent experience working in acute and/or rehabilitation settings
  • oExperience of managing dysphagia and communication disorders
  • oExperience of providing training and/or education to MDT and patient/carers
  • oAwareness of relevant clinical guidelines and audit to specialist area
  • oExperience of using computer based programmes within assessment and therapy
  • oKnowledge of high and low tech AAC


  • oRCSLT level C dysphagia competencies
  • oExperience of Videoflouroscopy and/or FEES
  • oClinical educator training and experience of supporting student placements
  • oExperience of clinical supervision

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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