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Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for someone passionate about patient care to join our team providing an acute outreach service to adults with dysphagia and aiming to avoid hospital admission.

You will mostly assess and treat patients in their own homes and care homes, but will have the option of some inpatient sessions to provide continuity of care and promote a smooth, safe transition home.

You will also deliver regular videofluoroscopy clinics (training can be provided) for outpatients and inpatients.

You will be based in the acute hospital in our friendly team and part of the wider, large team within MFT. We offer regular CPD opportunities and a robust supervision programme.

Main duties of the job

To provide a clinical service to adult patients in the community and acute inpatients with acquired swallowing and/or communication problems.

To deliver videofluoroscopy clinics to inpatients and outpatients.

To provide input to the teaching, research, audit and service development functions of the department.

To actively participate in CPD opportunities to maintain and expand clinical knowledge.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • SLT degree
  • HCPC registration
  • Further relevant study


  • CEN participation
  • RCSLT membership

Skills / knowledge


  • Advanced dysphagia knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of treatment approaches
  • Independent pt mgt
  • MDT roles
  • VF skills


  • FEES comps



  • Work with adults in range of settings
  • Teamwork
  • Training/supervision of others
  • VF clinics
  • Service improvement / delivery projects


  • Research
  • Audit



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic / positive attitude
  • Works well in team environment
  • Self insight
  • Empathetic
  • Good time mgt
  • Well organised
  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Road, Crumpsall


M8 5RB

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