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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist - Acute & Stroke

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Are you looking to further develop your skills in acute stroke and rehab? If so then we want you! We are a team of around 30 SLTS who are welcoming, friendly and team focused. We want to provide all of our therapists with the ability to think critically, challenge the evidence base and provide high standards of person-centred care. This involves commitment, motivation and a strong desire to learn and in turn, we will give you our commitment of CPD, the opportunity to develop your clinical skills in acquired dysphagia and communication disorders within the field of stroke, acute and ESD.

Main duties of the job

his is a permanent, full time rotational post across stroke, acute and ESD. There is the opportunity to develop skills in dysphagia management, cough reflex testing, FEES and VFS competencies , goal-setting and key working skills, complex communication management and the chance to be part of a highly skilled MDT. There is also the opportunity to spend time working in our stroke ESD team, where you can be a part of the patient journey from hospital to home and provide intensive rehabilitation.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • oRecognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent and member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
  • oHealth Care Professions Council - License to Practice
  • oEvidence of training e.g. structured self-directed study / formal courses using regular appraisal of research & evidence base to develop knowledge. o


  • oExperiential training to demonstrate specialist skills in VFS, FEES.

Knowledge and experience


  • oWorking as a speech & language therapist in relevant specialist field - neuro or acute population.
  • oAssessment treatment and management of complex clients with speech, language, and communication difficulties
  • oWorking with clients with complex dysphagia
  • oWorking with carers & MDT.
  • oWriting clinical notes and reports.
  • oDeveloping case management skills in self & less experienced staff.
  • oDelivering and evaluating training.

Skills, abilities and attributes


  • oGood written and spoken English
  • oExcellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills, negotiation, analytical and problem solving skills with well-developed concentration skills and verbal/written presentation skills
  • oAbility to work in a less predictable environment and to prioritise own workload
  • oDemonstrates ability to be a team player

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Adult SLT, Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road



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