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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Development Post

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Acute Inpatients

12-month Development Opportunity supported by Annex 21.

This is a senior Speech & Language Therapy post working in Acute Stroke Team.

Would you like to be part of a friendly, forward thinking and supportive team who will help you develop your skills and progress your career?

This post would suit an established band 6 looking to further develop their specialist skills in a Stroke environment or a suitably experienced band 5, looking for the next opportunity in your career as a development post.

The successful applicant will have a good level of experience working in an stroke environment and managing a dysphagia caseload. You will possess excellent communication skills, demonstrate the ability to work flexibly and have a good understanding of MDT working.

The position will involve delivering specialist assessment, management, and treatment for acute inpatients with both communication and swallowing difficulties. You will work closely with colleagues in the wider multi-disciplinary team and alongside experienced clinicians benefiting from expert knowledge and skills to support your own development, including instrumental assessment. Opportunity to rotate between acute and Stroke can be considered in the future.

Main duties of the job

Job Overview Continued

We can provide asupportive and friendly environment and protected CPD opportunities including Complex case discussion meetings, in house training, supervision, mentoring and clinical leadership development.

Main Duties of the job

To provide an effective and efficient speech and language therapy service to adult clients within the inpatient setting . You will manage a specialist adult caseload in this clinical area. Duties will include providing a specialist level of clinical expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of adults with communication and/or swallowing difficulties, planning therapy programmes and discharge of patients.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such asethnically diverse,disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification



  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent
  • Member of RCSLT
  • Registered with HCPC


  • Member of CEN relevant to client group
  • Evidence of attendance on relevant specialist courses



  • Post graduate dysphagia training and experience
  • Proven relevant clinical experience at post graduate level
  • Experience of multi disciplinary team working
  • Experience of managing complex cases


  • Experience of supervising undergraduate SLT students
  • Experience of supervising Speech and Language Therapy Assistants
  • Relevant experience with Voice outpatients and Voice disorders.



  • Ability to prioritise
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Good analytical and reflection skills
  • Good presentation both written and verbal
  • Flexible approach to therapy situations
  • Confidentiality



  • Awareness of standards of record keeping


  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures
  • Awareness of principles of clinical governance and audit

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for the role
  • Able to motivate self and others to deliver a quality service
  • Time management skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Caring and empathetic
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to motivate self and others to deliver a quality service

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Russells Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road



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