Senior Speech and Language Therapist

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Per annum, inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Job summary

To deliver a high standard Speech and Language therapy service to adult inpatients on Magnolia unit and patients in the community being seen by the Community Stroke rehabilitation team providing care to a multi cultural and diverse population.

To perform comprehensive speech & language therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions. To use this assessment to provide a clinical diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme for patients presenting with communication and dysphagia impairments.

To work closely within an Inpatient MDT setting as well as in the community as part of Community stroke rehab team , being the link for role related advise and recommendations for ward staff including nurses, health care staff, domestic and catering staff, therapists and doctors.

Main duties of the job

To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients presenting with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties, including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi pathologies: using a high level of clinical reasoning and assessment techniques to provide an accurate clinical diagnosis.

Where the service is available, to identify and refer patients for video fluoroscopy and other objective swallowing assessment techniques.

To utilise an extensive knowledge of evidence-based practice and treatment options to select and deliver a specialised speech & language therapy programme to individual patients and plan their successful discharge.

To take responsibility for a delegated caseload, ensuring that the MDT is fully involved as required

To ensure that patients and carers are involved in the planning of their care and rehabilitation, using negotiation skills as appropriate

To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

To provide education and training relevant to communication and dysphagia rehabilitation to MDT colleagues, patients , carers and families, as well as support community care workers with supporting these needs.

About us

Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust provides local, regional and national award-winning healthcare services. We have more than 3.300 staff working out of 20 main sites serving a population of 1.2 million people. We provide community health services and mental health services for young people, adults and older people. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

We are an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored. Our employees are the reason for delivering Good CQC ratings, excellent outcomes and outstanding patient experiences, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • RCSLT Recognised Diploma/Degree in SLT
  • HCPC Registered.


  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC): Experience of assessment and implementation of low and high-tech AAC.
  • Experience of organising internal or external training session/course

Knowledge and experience


  • Extensive post-graduate dysphagia qualification experience
  • Experience of working with either out-patients and/or community MDT setting
  • Experience of delivering training packages to carers regarding dysphagia & communication
  • Extensive knowledge base underpinning broad SLT skills


  • Participation in project /audit activities

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