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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Acute Inpatients

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

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Interview Date: 18th December 2023

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative and dynamic Speech and Language Therapist to join our service within Acute Inpatients at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Our inpatient service covers all adult acute wards including Stroke, Neurology, Critical care, Respiratory, Surgical and medical admissions. We benefit from positive working relationships with all members of the MDT including our joint-videofluoroscopy clinics in which we use the MBSImp protocol. Within our Stroke service we are successfully using neuromuscular electrical stimulation as part of the dysphagia rehabilitation we offer to our patients.

To deliver in this role you will be able to work independently with a range of communication and swallowing disorders across our inpatient wards and can use highly developed interpersonal skills to establish strong working relationships with MDT colleagues. The role will also involve supervision of junior colleagues and/or students and participation in service development projects including education and training. To deliver the full remit of this role you will require dysphagia management skills, however should you require time to develop these we would be open to considering offering the post as a band 5-6 developmental opportunity which would become band 6 on completion of training.

Main duties of the job

We have an established FEES service within the Macmillan Head & Neck team and are in the beginning stages of developing FEES across Acute and Critical care services.

We are looking for a team member who is a team player with a 'can do' approach and dedicated to providing high quality care to patients as well as committed to their own development. We have a strong focus on service and clinical development and all our team members are supported to upskill in order to develop specialist roles.

We are a well-established, supportive and friendly team with staff wellbeing at the forefront of team development. This is achieved through a strong pastoral care approach to management. As part of the service, you will benefit from peer support and clinical supervision within the wider inpatient team.

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand-new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy with Certificate to Practice recognised by the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
  • Post Graduate Dysphagia qualification (consideration would be given to appointing at band 5 whilst studying for this qualification)
  • HCPC Registration


  • Clinical Educator Training
  • Involvement in a Clinical Excellence Network.

Other Requirements


  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner (reasonable adjustments will be considered)



  • Significant post graduate experience including recent experience in the NHS (consideration would be given to appointing at band 5 where significant experience is not evident)
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in the diagnosis, treatment and general management of a wide range of swallowing and communication difficulties associated with acquired neurological disorders. (consideration would be given to appointing at band 5 where there is a development need in this respect)Interview/applicationE
  • Experience of working in a Multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of providing teaching/ clinical supervision
  • Experience of student placement educator
  • Knowledge and experience delivering a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions and evidence



  • Competent in core areas and specialist SALT practice
  • The ability to prioritise a busy and demanding caseload
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage own time/ workload


  • Competent IT skills



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality
  • Up to date knowledge relating to dysphagia management (consideration would be given to appointing at band 5 where there is a development need in this respect)


  • Knowledge and experience in contributing to departmental/service/national audits
  • Up to date knowledge relating to dysphagia management
  • Attendance on external postgraduate courses relevant to the specialist field

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Ln



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