Speech and Language Therapist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our adult SLT Team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The joint acute and community Adult SLT Team are a friendly and supportive group of Therapists, Assistants and admin staff serving the Fylde Coast population. Due to staff movement, we have the exciting opportunity to offer 2 full time Band 5 positions. New graduates are encouraged to apply. One is a fixed term split post within our community and acute team, up until August 2024. The other is a permanent post within our inpatient stroke team. Band 5 to Band 6 development position would be considered for the right applicant for either post. Part time hours and flexible working will also be considered. We offer excellent support for developing dysphagia competencies and NQPs with regular individual and peer supervision. We are dedicated to continued service improvement and over recent years have developed our telehealth capabilities within the community and our inpatient FEES service alongside our long-established videofluoroscopy service. We are also committed to continuing professional development and the training of SLT students.

We will be holding a MS Teams Q& A session so you can learn more about the service and the post. Please email greta.garnett@nhs.net for times and link.

Main duties of the job

- deliver a high standard of person-centred SLT care to adults, by participating in the management (assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge) of adults with a variety of communication and swallowing difficulties.

- be involved in the provision of support, guidance and information to patients, their families and other professionals regarding swallowing and communication.

- assist in the clinical supervision and education of speech and language therapy assistants.

- participate in the clinical education of speech and language therapy students.

- work within and adhere to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Practice, relevant Trust policies, procedures and guidelines.

- possibly participate in SLT rotation scheme across the wider service.

Please see attached Job Description for further information.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the Fylde Coast. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and job & person specification for further details. Please ensure you address the job and person specification within your application.

Person Specification



  • Honours Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registered member of HCPC & RCSLT
  • A demonstrable commitment to CPD activity with evidence of same.


  • Evidence of successful completion of relevant specialist post graduate courses in dysphagia.
  • Involvement in a Clinical Excellence Network



  • Knowledge of and experience in assessment, diagnosis and general management of communication disorders due a wide range of conditions within the adult population.
  • Experience of managing own caseload.
  • Awareness of the roles of other health professionals involved with relevant client group.
  • Experience of presenting to groups
  • Evidence of involvement in a service improvement project or audit
  • Awareness of standards of record keeping.


  • Knowledge of and experience in assessment, diagnosis and general management of swallowing disorders due a wide range of conditions within the adult population.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience in providing supervision and training to less experienced staff.



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including, empathy, conflict resolution and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills including time management, flexibility and prioritization of workload.
  • Self-motivated/ interested in self-development, development of others and development of the service.
  • Ability to work well both within a team and autonomously whilst recognising own limitations.
  • Ability to accept feedback & engage in critical thinking to learn from new experiences and develop new skills.
  • Ability to comply with policies and procedures including infection control, occupational health & safety, patient confidentiality and safeguarding.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and a problem-solving approach.
  • Competent IT skills
  • Current drivers' licence with access to own transport for work purposes (if required by role)

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Whinney Heys Rd



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