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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
Would you like a change of scene or to try something different for a while, working as part of a friendly and supportive team? We're recruiting for maternity cover for a key role in our inpatient dysphagia service at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby.

We're looking for an autonomous dysphagia practitioner who shares the team's passion for delivering high quality interventions and embraces our Trust values of kindness, courage and respect. You will be well-supported by our Acute Medicine Lead SLT in conjunction with the North East Lincolnshire SLT Team Lead and Clinical Expert SLTs. The team is supported by our Dysphagia Assistant who works within the inpatient service. We hold weekly Videofluoroscopy clinics and are developing our inpatient FEES service.

We offer regular supervision, joint working, training and CPD opportunities to further develop your clinical skills. The Trust offers a range of Quality Improvement training opportunities with built-in support to work on your chosen service improvement project. Alongside colleagues in the team, you will provide clinical leadership to more junior SLT's and support student placements.

Main duties of the job

The wider SLT service encompasses colleagues with similar roles in Scunthorpe, providing regular opportunities for joint working. Our inpatient dysphagia service plans to expand to include rostered Saturday and bank holiday working and this post would contribute to this quality improvement initiative.

The postholder is to both provide and support a high standard of care within Speech and Language Therapy, undertaking all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. To be responsible for providing a specialist service comprising assessment, management and treatment for adults with disorders of communication and swallowing (dysphagia) dependent on specific role.

To manage a defined caseload of patients using advanced evidence based/patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, including discharge planning and facilitation.

About us

We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive working environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS Constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of peoples age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent
  • HCPC Registered
  • Registered member of RCSLT
  • Wide range of CPD activities, esp. related to specialist area
  • Postgraduate qualification or training in Dysphagia


  • Relevant Masters level studies
  • Clinical Supervisor training

Experience & Abilities


  • Minimum two years post graduate experience with adult caseload
  • Experience as an autonomous dysphagia therapist
  • Able to manage own caseload/s
  • Experience of teaching other staff
  • Experience of working in the specialist area
  • Experience of working in acute/ community setting with a multi agency team


  • Experience of several specialist areas of work
  • Experience of managing staff and other resources
  • Experience of presentations to a range of audiences
  • Clinical education of students, assistants or other staff
  • Involvement in research

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital


DN33 2BA

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