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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Adult Acute

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive HCAS
Closing date
22 Sep 2023
Are you a highly motivated Band 5 or 6 SLT eager to consolidate and expand your knowledge in the area of adult acute therapy? If so we have an exciting opportunity which has arisen due to internal staff movement as a result of a secondment.

This is a great opportunity for a dysphagia competent band 5 or 6 who is looking to further expand their expertise and knowledge in acute dysphagia management across adult acute specialties.

You will have experience of autonomously managing a caseload of patients, mainly with dysphagia. You will join a friendly and supportive team of adult therapists.

This is a fixed term contract running from 4th September 2023 and finishing 31st August 2024.

Main duties of the job

You will be a will be assessing and managing patients with a range of swallowing and communication disorders across adult acute wars, you will be working closely with the MDT including doctors, nurses as well as your AHP colleagues to ensure the best care for our patients.

You will have access to our twice weekly videofluoroscopy clinic as well as our FEES service to assist in the assessment and management of your patients.

Knowledge and experience of delivering evidenced based individualised rehabilitation programmes for acute inpatients would be beneficial.

About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description for a detailed breakdown and description of the role and responsibilities involved.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Degree or MSC in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Health Professions Council Registration to Practice
  • Evidence of successful completion of short courses and other CPD in clinical area

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent Interpersonal skills with regards to individual client management (including empathy, observation and interview skills).
  • Able to assimilate and analyse complex clinical information
  • Ability to negotiate and deal with conflict.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of therapies team and MDT including excellent communication, liaison, negotiation, and influencing skills.
  • Ability to present effective verbal and written reports for clients, carers, colleagues, and managers.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own caseload and that of students/junior staff. Able to identify your own and student/supervisee's training needs.
  • Knowledge of a range of specialist assessment tools and procedures to evaluate adult acquired communication and swallowing impairments within the acute setting
  • Knowledge of the role of instrumental assessment of swallowing within this setting (Videofluoroscopy/FEEs) and impact on longer term swallow management.
  • Knowledge of a range of therapeutic interventions relevant to adults with acquired communication and swallowing impairments and demonstrating the evidence base for these approaches.
  • Knowledge of implementing the principles of clinical governance in clinical practise and how to support an evidence-based practice culture within a designated service area



  • Evidence of working with adults with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties and managing a caseload independently.
  • Experience of managing demand in a busy acute setting, demonstrating ability to appropriately prioritise and manage workload efficiently and facilitate patient flow.
  • Experience working with colleagues in health and other agencies.
  • Understanding of issues involved in working in a diverse community, and of practical ways to ensure SLT practice is culturally appropriate and accessible.

Personal qualities


  • Commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Willingness to work flexibly.



  • Demonstrable ability to meet Trust values

Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Sterling Way


N18 1QX

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