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Band 5 fixed term Speech and Language Therapist

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

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Mental health
Band 5
Part Time
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the Head and Neck cancer and Critical Care teams based at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. The Head and Neck service covers the patient pathway from diagnosis through to community, with the Critical care team managing patients admitted for neurosurgery, spinal cord injury, respiratory, medical and cardiothoracic surgery amongst many other diagnoses. Both teams are a key part of the multi-disciplinary team and sit amongst several other teams within the Speech and Language Therapy department.

Please note, applicants awaiting HCPC registration will be considered for this post.

Please be advised that interviews will be conducted on 5th December.

Main duties of the job

1. Provide a specialist, high standard Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service to patients with head and neck cancer and those admitted to General Critical Care (GCC) and Cardio-Thoracic Critical Care (CTCC) within Coventry and Warwickshire, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with both in-patients and out-patients.

2. The post holder will advise patients regarding care & treatment, within a defined patient group. They will liaise with the Clinical Lead in Head and Neck and Critical Care to ensure an integrated & successful therapy service is provided for these service areas.

3. To participate in training to acquire the skills required for the post, which may include voice, dysphagia and tracheostomy training.

Closing Date: Please be advised that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

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

  • Maintain a clean safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness hygiene & infection control at all times.
  • Be professionally & legally responsible & accountable for all aspects of own work including the management of patients in own care. Ensure a high standard of clinical care for patients under own management & support more junior staff to do likewise
  • Carry out a range of formal and informal assessments within your scope of practice to form an accurate diagnosis & prognosis with patients with head and neck cancer and those admitted to Critical Care
  • Under supervision, 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 patient and carers as appropriate. Formulate discharge reports for Head and Neck Cancer patients and disseminate to others as appropriate. Liaise with the acute/stroke SLT team when patients leave Critical Care and refer onwards as appropriate
  • Offer advice and support to patients, carers and significant others about individual clients and demonstrate practical procedures where appropriate.
  • With support, provide specialist advice, teaching & training to other members of the MDT regarding the SLT management of patients with head and neck cancer and those admitted to Critical care
  • To work as an integral part of the Head and Neck Cancer and Critical Care multi-disciplinary teams.

  • For further details please see the attached job description.

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


    University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

    Clifford Bridge Road


    CV2 2DX

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