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Speech and Language Therapist

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Band 5 (Development to Band 6) / Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist Role

We are looking for band a 6 Speech and Language Therapist post for Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital , part of Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT), we as a Trust are committed to developing our workforce and would be open to applications from Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists who are seeking a development opportunity into a band 6 Role, who is keen to extend their clinical skills in the acute adult inpatient and community setting. You should be experienced in the management of dysphagia and communication impairment across a broad range of disorders.

We are keen to recruit someone who will promote the Speech & Language Therapy service across the Trust with passion and enthusiasm. Given the changing demands of working within the NHS, the successful post-holder will need to demonstrate flexibility, an ability to work under pressure and a willingness to become involved in future service development.

You will be joining a friendly, experienced, well-led and supportive team, who are well respected amongst their professional colleagues, and who are dedicated to providing a quality service.

We value the development of our staff and there are a wide range of opportunities for training and personal development. We have an effective, established programme of clinical supervision, peer support and in-house education.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a specialist inpatient Speech & Language Therapy Service to adults with acquired communication and eating, drinking and swallowing (EDS) disorders.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner, in partnership with patients, carers and other healthcare professionals in order to deliver integrated specialised packages of care to adults with acquired communication and EDS difficulties.
  • To supervise and train Speech and Language Therapy students, other healthcare professionals and staff from other agencies, who work with adults with acquired communication and EDS difficulties.
  • To provide general support and mentorship to less experienced Speech and Language Therapy colleagues working within the adult service.

About us

Who We Are:

We are a friendly, dynamic and supportive Speech and Language Therapy team with range and depth of experience who provide specialist communication and dysphagia input for acquired disorders.

Our inpatient, outpatient and community services ensure we offer valuable input at all junctures of patients' journeys and are able to provide continuity of care across teams. We are an innovative team who ensure individuals have the opportunities to develop according to their specific talents and interests.

About the trust:

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) provides hospital services to around 570,000 people living in Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire, and specialist services to patients from all over the country. Our Speech and Language Service offers communication, swallow and voice assessment, management, and therapy to people over the age of 18 living within our area.

Job description

Job responsibilities

BAND 5 AND 6 JD's have been attached to this post

As we are a service that covers both acute and community settings, we are able to offer some degree of flexibility in our posts. Please do call us to discuss.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Recognised Speech & Language Therapy degree level qualification or equivalent
  • Registered member of the Health Care Professions Council
  • Registered Member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists


  • Evidence of attendance of relevant specialist short courses and maintenance of CPD within the field of adult acquired communication/swallowing disorders

Experience & Knowledge


  • Ability to assess and manage classical cases of swallowing disorder with minimal support
  • Experience of working with a range of adult speech and language therapy-related disorders


  • Experience of clinical supervision of students and others
  • Experience of delivering training to others
  • Experience of service delivery in a wider range of clinical settings

Skills & Ability


  • Excellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Ability to reflect on practice both individually and with peers/mentors
  • Highly developed non-verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed analytical and interpretive skills
  • Highly developed auditory and perceptual skills
  • Ability to transcribe speech phonetically
  • Ability to maintain intense concentration for prolonged periods, simultaneously analysing auditory, visual and kinaesthetic aspects of a patient's communication as required on a daily basis, as an integral part of assessment and treatment
  • Excellent presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Prioritisation skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Highly literate and numerate
  • Competent in the use of IT, including microsoft packages


  • Understanding of national and local strategies, policies and procedures across Health and Social Care and their local implementation or application

Other Specific Requirements


  • To be flexible in the demands of the workload including unpredicatable work patterns, deadlines and frequent interruptions

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