Senior Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (Adults)

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Full time
Job level
Admin - Sales - Clerical
9 Oct 2019
7 Nov 2019

Job Description

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately Apply people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider


Specialist Speech and Language Therapists

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Full time 0.7wte / 26 hours

Band 7 Acute post – Major trauma

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic and forward-thinking Specialist Speech and Language Therapists with excellent clinical, supervisory and organisational skills to join our experienced Speech and Language Therapy Team at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

You should have evidence of post graduate dysphagia competencies and enhanced clinical management skills with complex dysphagia patients. Competencies in Videofluoroscopy are essential with recognised Critical Care competencies including the management of patients with tracheostomies. An understanding of indication for Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow (FEES) is desirable.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent communication and organisational skills and work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will be involved in promoting the Speech and Language Therapy service within the hospital and also liaise with the wider Speech and Language Therapy service across Manchester Foundation Trust. You will take responsibility for supervising more junior members of staff and students.

Allied Health Professions Directorate is a dynamic and forward-thinking team of dedicated therapists who actively engage in teaching, training, and development projects. We offer an excellent support network and are committed to clinical supervision and continued professional development. There will also be regular appraisals using personal learning objectives and supervision from senior staff within the team.

MFT is a forward thinking organisation that prides itself on achieving targets and keeping abreast of local and national challenges. The post holders will have the opportunity to be actively involved in all aspects of clinical governance as well as Trust wide and local service development.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hilary Smith, Clinical Lead, Acute Speech and Language Therapy on Applyor Apply

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on Apply

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