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Speech and Language Therapist

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of our Speech and Language Therapy adult team on the beautiful Yorkshire coast. We are a small, supportive, and friendly team who are forward thinking and passionate about evidence-based practice and service development. This role provides a wide range of opportunities that are ideal for an SLT who wants to broaden their skillset, with settings including acute wards, outpatient clinics, and community visits. We work with a highly varied caseload which includes general medicine, critical care, progressive neurological conditions, stroke rehabilitation, voice, and palliative care.

If you are looking to develop your skills in Videofluoroscopy and/or critical care this an ideal time to join our team as we have two clinical leads who can support your development in these areas.We are also in the planning stages of setting up a FEES service and therefore there may be the opportunity to play a pivotal role in this by learning skills in FEES assessment.

Scarborough Hospital has funding for a �47 million new build, which is currently underway and due to be completed in 2024. This will include a new Acute Care floor and a new Critical Care floor.

We would welcome you to get in touch to discuss how this role could be what you are looking for. If you have a particular area you want to specialise in, we offer internal and external training opportunities and mentoring.

Main duties of the job

You will be an active member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to service development, training and audit. There will also be the opportunity to supervise and provide mentorship to junior colleagues including Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists and Band 4 Associate Practitioners, assistants and SLT students.

You should be confident in managing a caseload independently, assessing and treating patients with a wide range of communication and swallowing difficulties related.Experience in videofluoroscopy would be desirable but not essential. Service improvement and clinically developing services for our patients is at the heart of what we do and we value all team members ideas. Training is available via our quality improvement team to develop skills in leading on service improvement projects

From a support perspective, there is a robust clinical and managerial supervision process in place. Peer support and on-going clinical support isavailable includingaccessing AHP band 6 development forums. You will haveaccess to informal and formal training and CPD opportunities, where learning and sharing is strongly encouraged. We strive for ongoing service development, and participation in projects and audits to this end is highly valued.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

The NHS Staff Council has accepted the pay offer made by the government for Agenda for Change staff in England, which you will see is reflected on the salary for this role. Thenew salary rates for this year(2023/24)willtake effect from 1 April 2023. Eligible staff can expect to receive the additional 2022/23 payment and the new 2023/24 pay rates (including back pay to 1 April) as part of their pay in June.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind; we are open; and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID 19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit projects
  • Experience in videofluoroscopy
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered Speech & Language Therapist
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within specialist area
  • Accredited post basic dysphagia qualification or equivalent
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

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