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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a dynamic Band 6 Speech and Language Therapist to join our friendly team at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust (UHNM). We are also very happy to consider applications from experienced Band 5 therapists who are in the process of completing dysphagia competencies.

The post is based at Royal Stoke University Hospital and involves working collaboratively with wider teams across several disciplines on the bustling acute wards. Our combined goal is to provide an excellent standard of care across all pathways, with patient welfare being at the heart of everything we do.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide Speech and Language Therapy services across the inpatient settings of Royal Stoke and County Hospital. This is a dynamic post that requires the post holder to manage a varied caseload, including dysphagia and disorders of communication, and work closely with uni/multi-disciplinary teams/agencies in addressing a range of care/support issues across the spectrum of conditions, facilitating safe and effective early discharge and improving the health and wellbeing of the population served.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached JD/PS. Key responsibilities as follows:

Be competent in the assessment and management of inpatients with dysphagia across all acute ward areas at RSUH and County Hospital

Be skilled in the assessment of communication and the implementation and evaluation of care/support packages.

Demonstrate initiative and autonomy, whilst being creative in finding solutions to problems

Fulfil supervisory responsibilities as required

Fulfil work to support service development, as part of the wider SLT team

Person Specification



  • oAssessment and management of patients with complex communication and swallowing disorders
  • oExperience working within a hospital setting.
  • oWorking effectively in a multidisciplinary team.


  • oPost Graduate RCSLT accredited dysphagia course or equivalent
  • oAbility to prioritise a clinical caseload safely and to delegate to other members of the team appropriately
  • oExperience in instrumental assessment of dysphagia.



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospitlal

Newcastle Rd



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