Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Neuro Rehabilitation

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a unique opportunity for a highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist who is passionate about the specialism of neurorehabilitation (NR) to join the AHP team within 'Manchester Centre of Clinical Neurosciences' (MCCN), based at Salford.

The post holder will be supported by the neurorehabilitation SLT team and Lead 8a SLT to further develop excellent clinical expertise and leadership skills across the neurorehabilitation pathway of care, whilst working within the Level 1 hyperacute and acute neurorehabilitation wards (C2 and L1) at Salford, and the Level 2 post-acute unit in Rochdale (Floyd Unit). The post is full time and permanent. The rotation across the sites is ideal for those who are keen to challenge and develop their clinical skills in a variety of settings.

Therefore, some previous experience of assessment and management of 'Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness' (PDOC) and complex 'Cognitive Communication Disorder' (CCD) will be desirable.

You will be joining a warm and friendly MDT who work closely together and be responsible for the provision of highly specialist SLT neurorehabilitation provision.

We are committed to CPD and developing our staff, you will take an active role in project work and service development.

Our team have a focus on staff well-being and there are opportunities to be involved in non-clinical service development and projects.

We welcome informal visits and enquiries

Main duties of the job

To provide a flexible and highly specialist SLT service to adults with a range of neurological conditions based within the Greater Manchester neurorehabilitation services based at Salford Royal and the Floyd Unit.

To be an integral member of the integrated multidisciplinary team and to contribute and lead the development of individual patient care plans.

To work in collaboration with the neurorehabilitation Band 8A SLT to achieve the MCCN vision to: deliver innovation continuous improvement and ensure high quality effective evidence based care is provided.

To have responsibility for the day-to-day service delivery of SLT for the Level 1 and Level 2 Neurorehabilitation service, promote the review and planning of the service, and provision of education and support to junior members of the team including, qualified SLT's, students and rehab assistants.

About us

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Care Organisation is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • Completion of degree/ masters in Speech & Language Therapy
  • Completion of Post Basic Training in Dysphagia
  • Evidence of Successful Completion of Highly Specialist Relevant short Courses


  • MSc or advanced dysphagia qualification or equivalent or demonstrates commitment to work towards this level
  • Completion of Video Fluoroscopy Competencies.
  • Completion of FEES Competencies
  • Competencies in PDOC Assessment
  • Competencies in Tracheostomy management



  • HCPC Registration required


  • RCSLT membership
  • Membership to relevant Neuro/ Rehab CEN



  • Experience working in the NHS
  • Experience working with Neuro caseload
  • Experience of working in a Neuro Rehab setting or equivalent
  • Experience working with an MDT


  • Experience in leading a small team.
  • Experience in leading a small project

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Floyd Unit (Rochdale) & Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane


M6 8FT

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