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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (ENT Voice)

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust is excited to recruit a band 6 in voice disorders into our innovative and ambitious therapies structure at a time of considerable and exciting change as the trust works towards its move to the state of the art Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) later in 2024.

Our Speech and Language Therapy team, based across Sandwell, City and Rowley Regis hospital sites, are a welcoming and aspirational group of therapists with a clear vision and strong commitment to improving the lives of local people. We have a strong focus upon delivering patient-centred care and embedding 'what matters to you' care principles into all of our work. We also place equal emphasis upon caring for each other and are proud to work within a trust that champions the health and well-being of its staff.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking an individual to work independently with an ENT voice out-patient caseload and use highly developed interpersonal skills to establish strong relationships with a range of key individuals within our MDT. The caseload will be managed from our retained estates at Sandwell and City hospital sites will involve management of dysphagia presentations, and at times will provide clinical in-reach to the MMUH hospital setting for voice/ENT presentations, so candidates will need to demonstrate clinical skills to manage this.

Candidates will be joining our voice service at a time of challenge and considerable opportunity and freedom for change. We are continually exploring new and innovative ways of working and openly invite candidates with passion and enthusiasm for developing within this clinical specialist field.

Our Speech and Language Therapy service has a well-established videofluoroscopy service and in-patient FEES, so successful candidates will be able to expand their own clinical skills portfolio in these areas, learning from highly specialist clinicians and leaders in the SLT service. There are also ample opportunities for clinical learning within joint ENT voice clinics alongside supportive consultant colleagues.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, I encourage candidates to call and discuss the post further in confidence. Candidates wishing to work part time hours are encouraged to apply and flexible working conversations are invited and supported.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details regarding responsibilities of this post.

    Person Specification



    • Speech and Language Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
    • HCPC registration
    • Completion of dysphagia NQP competencies
    • Evidence of post graduate dysphagia qualification/experience/CPD completion


    • RCSLT membership



    • Postgraduate experience in the area of clinical specialism sufficient to demonstrate autonomous caseload management.
    • Competence in managing dysphagia caseload independently
    • Experience of working as part of an MDT


    • Involvement in audit and research
    • Experience of nasendoscopy for voice and/or swallowing evaluation or willingness to work towards this
    • Experience of mentoring/ training junior staff and/or students



    • Has sound theoretical knowledge of assessment, diagnosis and intervention options to underpin practice in management of voice and swallowing disorders.
    • Specialist theoretical knowledge of a broad range of pathologies to underpin practice in area of chosen clinical specialism

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    City Hospital

    Dudley Road



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