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B6 Speech & Language Therapist (Static position)

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dynamic SLT, passionate about delivering high value, integrated, patient centered care?

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your specialist acute skills further?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our adult Speech and Language Therapy team at University Hospital of Wales. This is a static post which will support the Acute Medicine service at UHW. This service provides input to emergency medicine and acute and geriatric ward. It also offers support to more specialist areas including Respiratory, Acute Spine, Cardiac , Gastroenterology & Upper GI, Neurology and Haematology ward. This role is a static full time post.

You will receive excellent leadership and supervision support from the Acute Speech Therapy Team to ensure that we offer opportunities for clinical development, professional development and career progression.

We are looking to redesign this service and we would love you to come on the journey with us and look at new ways of working and how we can optimise the care and experiences we give our patients admitted to hospital.

If you are interested in this role please get in touch. We would love to hear from you and discuss any questions you have about this post.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a SLT with relevant professional qualifications and experience to join the acute SLT team. You should have experience of working with a wide range of communication and swallowing difficulties, be a good team player and able to organise your time effectively. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic person who will have the resilience to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment. It will also involve supporting the Stroke weekend working rota.

You will be required to work effectively in collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams, including other health professionals to promote the development, planning and delivery of intervention programmes and training in the specialist clinical area.

The adult acute SLT service at Cardiff & Vale is a innovative and friendly service with Clinical Lead SLTs providing robust support and supervision.

There will be opportunities to be involved in quality improvement and innovation work and support team in transforming our acute services.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focused on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Speech & Language Therapy Degree
  • HCPC Registration
  • A post-graduate dysphagia qualification to at least RCSLT level C.
  • Evidence of specialist post graduate CPD relevant to clinical area..


  • Membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists



  • Significant post graduate experience of working with a wide range of acquired swallowing and communication difficulties.



  • Excellent interpersonal skills


  • Experience of using Microsoft Office and other IT packages

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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