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Speech and Language Therapist - Stroke

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: up to 37.5 hours per week

Post: Stroke service

Are you a skilled, resourceful and dynamic Speech and Language Therapist, with experience of managing patients with complex dysphagia and communication impairments?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Medical Adult Speech and Language Therapy team, delivering Stroke services, based in York Hospital. The Medical team is responsible for delivering care across all aspects of the patient journey (inpatients, outpatients, community and specialist services such as Stroke). We have a weekly Speech and Language Therapy led videofluoroscopy service.

This role provides a wide range of opportunities that are ideal for an Senior SLT who wants to broaden their skillset, including acute stroke, stroke rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, and community visits.

The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

Main duties of the job

You will be an active member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to service development, training and audit. There will also be the opportunity to supervise and provide mentorship to junior colleagues, including Band 5 Speech and Language Therapists and Band 4 Associate Practitioners, assistants and SLT students.

You should be confident in managing a caseload independently, assessing and treating patients with a wide range of communication and swallowing difficulties related. Experience in Videofluoroscopy would be desirable but not essential. Service improvement and clinically developing services for our patients is at the heart of what we do and we value all team members ideas. Training is available via our quality improvement team to develop skills in leading on service improvement projects

From a support perspective, there is a robust clinical and managerial supervision process in place. Peer support and on-going clinical support is available including accessing AHP Band 6 development forums. You will have access to informal and formal training and CPD opportunities, where learning and sharing is strongly encouraged. We strive for ongoing service development, and participation in projects and audits to this end is highly valued.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within specialist area
  • Understanding of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant audit/research projects
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered Speech & Language Therapist
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within specialist area
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area

Aptitude & Personal Qualities


  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Demonstrates professional demeanour at all times

Values, Drivers & Motivators


  • Ability to demonstrate our organisational values and behaviours:

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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