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Speech and Language Therapist in stroke and acute care

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Applications are invited for an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist with a desire to develop their acute and stroke skills with adults to join the existing dynamic and friendly SLT team at University Hospital, Coventry. You will work within the stroke team for 4 days per week and the acute team for 1 day per week. You will primarily work with patients with communication difficulties with an opportunity to develop dysphagia skills and competencies over time.

*Please be advised that interviews for this position will take place on 12th December 2023*

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have an interest and some experience of working with patients with dysphagia, and be able to work independently with patients with communication difficulties. Support and further training will be given for all aspects of the role to develop your competencies as the role requires. We are proud of our FEES and videofluoroscopy services within the hospital. We have a commitment to CPD and meet regularly.

We have a comprehensive preceptorship programme and you will have opportunities to meet with other newly qualified staff and receive training across AHP's.

There will be the occasional requirement to provide cover at Rugby St Cross hospital which is part of the UHCW pathway.

Applicants must be fully registered with HCPC.

To arrange an informal pre-interview visit and/or to obtain further information about the post, please contact:

Charlotte Service, Stroke Lead Speech and Language Therapist

02476 965709

Andrea Milton

02476 966025

About us

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high quality service to patients at UHCW as an integral part of the stroke and acute multi-disciplinary teams. This includes providing detailed written treatment plans with client centred goals.
  • Be professional, legally responsible & accountable for all aspects of own work and activities.
  • Work as an integral part of the stroke multidisciplinary team, contributing to team discussions and influencing decisions about patient care programmes, taking on the role of care co-ordinator where appropriate.
  • Develop and carry out robust treatment and management plans individually or in a group setting, evaluating the outcomes as appropriate.
  • Follow appropriate discharge criteria, discussing and agreeing this with the MDT, and disseminating information to ensure smooth transfer to other services on discharge from UHCW.
  • Provide specialist advice, teaching & training to other members of the stroke MDT regarding the SLT management of patients with communication and swallowing disorders.

  • Professional
  • Work in accordance with RCSLT and HCPC rules of professional conduct and within local care pathways, policies and standards.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication networks with patients, carers, MDT, other workers and agencies across health, social care and the private sector locally and regionally.
  • Promote awareness of the role of Speech and Language Therapy within the hospital.
  • Be responsible for own personal development in order to establish and maintain competence and fitness to practice as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist with stroke and other adult patients. To maintain a professional evidence based portfolio, meeting the requirements of the HPC.
  • Contribute to the supervision of Speech and Language Therapy students on practice placement within the Trust, including written assessment.
  • Contribute to the Trusts Divisional and Teams clinical governance arrangements and quality agenda including reporting clinical risks.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospitals Coventry

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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