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3986 - Specialist Speech & Language Therapist Acute & OPD Service

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Job Details

An exciting new position has arisen for an experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join the team at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BHNFT). This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Speech & Language Therapist to further develop their knowledge and skills in the management of patients with communication, swallowing, and/or voice difficulties, and head and neck cancer as part of our B6 rotation.

The SLT team at BHNFT cover acute inpatient wards including medical and surgical wards, Acute Stroke Unit, and ICU, as well as some outpatient ENT and Oncology clinics. The position requires an individual that shows enthusiasm & proactive contribution to the teams expansion of SLT provision across BHNFT. As well as assisting in training other healthcare professionals in the hospital, BHNFT offer robust clinical supervision and support with further training opportunities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication & interpersonal skills when working with patients and with the wider MDT consisting of Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Dietitians.

Main duties of the job

To apply sound clinical knowledge to the assessment, diagnosis and management of individuals with swallowing and/or communication difficulties, providing care that is high quality, person-centred and in line with the up-to-date evidence base.

To provide support, education and advice to more junior SLTs, nursing and AHP colleagues in relation to inpatients with communication and swallowing difficulties and to ensure adequate access to the service is maintained for this client group.

To follow and contribute to the development of departmental policies/guidelines and to participate in the development of innovations in service delivery, taking account of clinical governance.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation

Person Specification



  • Degree in speech and language pathology or therapy or equivalent
  • Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist Certificate to Practice
  • Registration with Health Professions Council


  • Current member of RCSLT



  • Proven post graduate accredited (or equivalent) dysphagia training and experience
  • Proven relevant continuous professional development

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Proven post graduate SLT experience providing assessment, diagnosis and management to adults with swallowing and communication disorders
  • Proven awareness and experience of the requirement for excellence in clinical record keeping
  • Experience in working autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Experience in working in a Multidisciplinary team


  • Previous experience working on acute wards
  • Previous experience working with adults who have had a stroke
  • Previous experience coordinating the work of others
  • Previous experience with head and neck cancer and voice patients

Values based questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe what motivates you to do a good job?

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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