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Stroke Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT
King's Lynn
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Speech and Language Therapy stroke team at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We welcome applications from experienced stroke specialist Speech and Language Therapists, who would like to work within a well-established multi-disciplinary Stroke Team.

**Previous applicants need not apply**

Main duties of the job

You will provide high quality, specialist assessment and rehabilitation to adults with communication and swallowing disorders following stroke. There will be access to a videofluoroscopy service.

You will work within a strong multidisciplinary team on the acute stroke unit and may also deliver care within the community. They will also be responsible for the coordination and provision of student SLT placements.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisationthat upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications/Training & Professional Development


  • Attainment of recognised degree in Speech and Language Therapy by RCSLT and HCPC
  • Current Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
  • Membership of RCSLT
  • Evidence of successful completion of post graduate study in dysphagia, and relevant highly specialist short courses
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD to meet regulatory body professional standards


  • Membership of any relevant clinical excellence networks (CENs)



  • Significant relevant specialist clinical experience of working with patients with communication difficulties and dysphagia
  • Experience in delivering education and training packages
  • Experience in supervising undergraduate Speech and Language Therapists and more junior therapists
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working and inter-agency working
  • Competence in Videofluoroscopy to a level of independent practice in line with RCSLT competencies


  • Competent in the assessment and management of tracheostomy in line with the RCSLT Tracheostomy Competency Framework

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Competent to a high level in the management of complex patients with communication and/or swallowing disorders within speciality
  • Ability to be an excellent team member and assume leadership responsibilities when required by line manager
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


Queen Elizabeth Hospital kings Lynn

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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