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Speech & Language Therapist - North Mersey Stroke Service

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join the North Mersey Stroke Speech and Language Therapy Team at Liverpool University Hospital.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in our hyper acute, acute and stroke rehabilitation unit as well as opportunities to experience working within our Early Supported Discharge Team.

North Mersey Stroke Services host a centralised HASU as well as our new dedicated Stroke Emergency Assessment Centre. . It is a really exciting time to work within our service with excellent opportunities for service and professional development.

You will gain experience in working with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties embedded within our stroke specialist MDT.

This is the perfect opportunity for a newly qualified therapist or experienced therapist who wants to specialise in stroke/neuro services. You will be supported to achieve the RCSLT eating drinking and swallowing competency framework and RCSLT NQT competencies. You will receive regular peer supervision/clinical supervision and opportunities for training.

Band 5 SLTs support with training of band 3 and 4 assistant practitioners as well as the wider multidisciplinary team/ support staff. You will be encouraged to support service development through participation in projects.

Main duties of the job

To provide a Speech & Language Therapy Service to patients whohave acquired communication and swallowing disorders across our stroke pathway

Work collaboratively with medical staff and wider MDT team toprovide an optimum quality service for patients and their families.

The post will be predominantly based at out Aintree site but you may be expected to work across all of our stroke pathway.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

See full Job Description and Personal Specification attached.


Undertake assessment of communication impaired patients

Formulate and implement treatment plans based on assessment findings with supervision and support available from senior

Review the treatment programme ensuring it is meeting the needs of the patient

Work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team -attending meetings/case conferences

Ensure effective communication with patients, carers and other Health Care Professionals regarding all aspects of the patients care via direct liaison or written information tailored to individual needs and taking account of patients impaired comprehension and/or expression.

Help other Health Care Professionals communicate with patients who have impaired language skills.

Work closely with Community staff to facilitate a seamless rehabilitation service across the city.

To participate in planning and carrying out group therapy for patients with communication difficulties.

Education & Training

Be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through CPD activities and maintain a portfolio that reflects personal development.

Attend relevant postgraduate training courses. Disseminate course information.

Person Specification



  • BSc
  • Registration with HPC
  • Member of RCSLT


  • Post graduate qualification



  • Of adult acquired disorders during training


  • Experience of group work
  • Team working



  • Sound theoretical knowledge of communication disorders



  • Basic IT skills
  • Well developed communication skills
  • Clinical decision making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including observation, listening and empathy skills


  • Basic dysphagia skills
  • Organisational skills from previous work experience



  • Demonstrates motivation and enthusiasm
  • Committed to personal development
  • Awareness of own limitations and training needs
  • Flexible for working in different environments


  • Demonstrates empathy with patients, carers and relatives.
  • Can modify own behaviour / communicative style to suit the person and situation.

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Aintree University Hospital

Lower Lane


L9 7AL

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