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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist -Stroke Rehab- Band 6

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Are you a Speech and Language Therapist experienced in Stroke Rehabilitation with a passion for delivering the highest quality of specialist intervention to work in this centre of excellence? The Specialist Stroke Rehabilitation Unit offers residents of Gloucestershire a dedicated Therapy Led service.

The post-may include 11.25 hours with the countywide Community Neurology Service.

Adopting national best practice this unit ensures that people suffering from a stroke will benefit from the clinical pathway, maximising the health outcomes of those people who are likely to improve with in-patient specialist rehabilitation. There will be close collaborative working with colleagues in the Acute Stroke setting and community teams.

We are looking for an enthusiastic clinician to work in this friendly and collaborative multi-disciplinary team who shares a philosophy of empowering patients to be more independent and active in their recovery. You will be committed to developing your own expertise but also support other colleagues to continually develop and grow their own skills through clinical, managerial and peer supervisionalongside appraisal.

We can offer training and development opportunities and well as encourage you to take on service development projects. Audit is an integral element of the service and we encourage the participation in research.

Our Speech and Language Therapists are included in the wider Speech and Language service within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) assessment, diagnosis and treatment to Stroke patients with communication and swallowing disorders in the community stroke unit.
  • To work as a key member of the multidisciplinary team contributing to the holistic management and rehabilitation of the Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) caseload.
  • To support the Therapy Lead in service development, evaluation and quality initiatives in line with local and national drivers.
  • To support the Therapy Lead in adhering to national and local standards set out for Stroke and rehabilitation.

To provide professional support and advice to therapy, nursing and medical staff acting as a clinical resource for speech and language therapy in the specialist area of Stroke

To provide specialist Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) assessment, diagnosis and treatment to Stroke patients with communication and swallowing disorders in the community stroke unit.

There is an opportunity for additional hours in the Community Neurology Service

About us

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Our Staff Survey results showed people at our Trust feel they are engaged, part of a team and work for a compassionate and inclusive organisation.

Our overall scores were better than average in eight of nine themes and level in one - the best overall results for a community, mental health and learning disabilities Trust in the south west and first equal amongst all sector NHS providers within the region too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Gloucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

    The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications, experience, specialist knowledge,personal attributes


  • Recognised Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists degree level qualification
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Post Graduate Dysphagia Training
  • Experience in managing patients with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties post stroke
  • Ability to identify own professional development needs
  • Skill in selection of appropriate strategies for prioritisation and management of a complex caseload independently
  • Specialist skills in differential diagnosis and targeting of clinical interventions
  • Ability to demonstrate highly developed auditory and perceptual skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of clients
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including skilled and professional recognition of communication barriers/facilitation
  • Negotiation skills for management of conflict across a range of situations
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Able to attend and participate in all mandatory and statutory training events
  • Ability to work flexibly across the Trust


  • Excellent presentation skills
  • A baseline knowledge and understanding of the specific counselling required for the specialist area
  • Demonstration of specialist knowledge in clinical specialism e.g. Stroke underpinned by current evidence based practice
  • Ability to travel around the locality as requested, independently and efficiently.

Personal Attributes


  • Approachable and flexible
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Be able to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to assimilate new concepts and approaches to care
  • Ability to engage positively with service users

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Vale Community Hospital

Lister Road


GL11 4BA

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