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Speech and Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Speech and Language Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 per week)
Job ref
Across the Bay
bay wide
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
07/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of our enthusiastic and dynamic SLT team, working within the Integrated Community stroke team, at Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is nestled both on the outskirts and within the beautiful Lake District National park, offering fantastic opportunities for exploring and adventures within this incredible area, supporting both wellbeing and work life balance. 

The post holder will work directly with patients, carers and families to support those who have had a stroke.  You will undertake assessment and treatment of stroke patients, providing education to staff members, families and carers and work closely with other members of the MDT. 

Receiving support and clinical supervision from a highly skilled and experienced team and have opportunity to be be involvement in video fluoroscopy clinics. 

Main duties of the job

As a combined Acute and Community Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) is enjoying greater integration working with colleagues across different sectors within the footprint of Morecambe Bay. Not only does this provide improved ways of working within the multi-disciplinary context, it enables you to be involved in the exciting journey ahead for providing transformational care within Morecambe Bay.  

Our Integrated Stroke Pathway has received significant investment to further support a collaborative approach to providing stroke services across the Bay.  The Introduction of an integrated community stroke team aims to ensure all our patients have access to the appropriate treatment in the right location.  

Our aim is to ensure all our patients have access to appropriate treatment in the right location. Our approach to stroke services will require a degree of flexibility as well as creative thinking to establish and form new pathways of care. You will be providing care across the pathway within the acute and community settings. 

UHMBT has an active Integrated Stroke and Neuro Delivery Network  within the region which ensures oversight of continuous professional development and strategically influences stroke care within this region. The stroke team are supportive and committed to providing excellent care to all stroke patients. 

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • 2:2 or above

stroke placement experience

Essential criteria
  • acute or community stroke placement

good interpersonal skills

Essential criteria
  • demonstrates interpersonal skills

car driving

Essential criteria
  • car driver
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Vernon
Job title
Head of Speech and Language Therapy
Email address
Telephone number
01524 583261
Additional information

Helen Vernon: Head of Speech and Language Therapy 01524 583261

Hannah Woodhead: Team Leader 01229 403597

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