Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
10 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Speech and Language Therapy service based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn. This is a fixed term position covering maternity leave until the end of June 2024.

This role will enable you to further develop your specialist skills in communication and dysphagia management working with a range of communication and swallowing disorders, including Stroke. This will primarily be in hyper-acute and acute care while working alongside a supportive, dynamic and friendly team. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the delivery of a Videofluoroscopy service.

We strive to deliver high quality care in line with current evidence base and are committed to providing regular supervision and CPD.

Main duties of the job

To assess, diagnose and manage patients with a diagnosis of stroke. This service comprises the whole stroke pathway from hyper-acute to long term community provision

To also provide an inpatient service to patients with other acquired communication/swallowing disorders (including dementia, progressive neurological disorders and TBI).

To contribute to the delivery of the videofluoroscopy service.

About us

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the north Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House.

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network.

In February 2022 the significant progress that has been made at QEH was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected. They recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for details about this exciting opportunity.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss any details further.

Person Specification

Qualifications/training and professional development


  • Recognised degree/qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
  • Membership of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
  • Evidence of successful completion of post graduate study in dysphagia
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD to meet regulatory body professional standards



  • Experience of working with dysphagia and communication difficulties within relevant clinical area of stroke and aphasia
  • Experience of multidisciplinary team working within relevant clinical area
  • Experience in videofluoroscopy


  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Development and delivery of education a training packages

Skills, abilities and knowledge


  • Highly competent in the assessment and management of in-patients with acquired dysphagia and communication difficulties caused by stroke
  • Ability to prioritise a large caseload
  • Ability to work independently and recognise when to seek support for clinical issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to other professionals within both the formal and informal environments
  • Ability to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms
  • Excellent organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Highly developed negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Competent IT skills to write reports, collect and interpret data
  • Well established knowledge of assessment tools and treatment for specialist group
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to speciality
  • Knowledge of principles of clinical governance and audit

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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