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NHS Speech & Language Therapist Band 6 North London United Kingdom

NHS Speech & Language Therapist Band 6 North London United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.

***AHP Grade: Speech & Language Therapist Band 6
***Location: North London United Kingdom
***Duration: Fixed Term (12 months with extension) / Permanent
***Pay Rate: £Negotiable (dependent on experience £31,365-£38,890)
***Start Date: Flexible
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential


Applications from Health & Care Professionals who require a Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK, we welcome and will consider all Health & Care Professionals with appropriate experience alongside all EU and UK trained Health & Care Professionals, upon appointment the relevant paperwork will be issued to the successful applicant- if required


Due to demand within the team, the Speech and Language Therapy service has a temporary vacancy for a Band 6 post for a Speech & Language Therapist to work as part of the Adult team. This is for 37.5 hours. The main staff base is a NHS facility in the region.

The successful candidate should be experienced in speech and language therapy for the adult population and will ideally need to be dysphagia-trained. The post covers acute sessions currently but may also cover community sessions in the future.

The Speech and Language Therapy Adult Team is a small but motivated team of enthusiastic clinicians and assistants. It is supported clerically and committed to CPD and training. The department has an excellent record for considering new ways of working.



  • To provide assessment, diagnoses, treatment and management to patients as appropriate and exercising appropriate clinical judgement. This may include group therapy in conjunction with other therapists and domiciliary visits / visits to other settings as necessary.
  • To produce reports regarding patients’ needs and summarising treatment plans.
  • To adapt practice to meet individual patients’ circumstances, including due regard to cultural and linguistic differences.
  • To ensure that patients and carers are involved in the planning and prioritisation of care plans / treatment programs wherever possible.
  • To liaise with other professionals in Health, Education and Social Care.
  • To liaise with other departmental staff and seek advice / second opinions when necessary from colleagues within and outside the department.
  • To follow departmental policies regarding admission to and discharge from the service.


  • To supply reports and correspondence as required to a variety of other professionals and to the patient themselves.
  • To maintain explicit and accurate case notes, including a detailed case history and all reports /correspondence concerning the patient.
  • To provide statistical information as required including input to the Community Patient Information System.
  • To participate in annual Performance Development Reviews and complete the necessary paperwork.
  • To engage in departmental clinical supervision and complete the necessary paperwork.
  • To offer a regular quota of initial appointments as determined by the Team Leader

Clinical Governance:

  • To ensure the application of evidence-based practice and to maintain an up-to-date knowledge of developments within the profession.
  • To undertake continuing professional development as required by the Trust, the Team Leader, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and to meet individual needs.
  • To provide information as required by the Trust managers, Team Co-ordinators or others as appropriate.
  • To undertake clinical governance / audit projects as required.
  • To participate in departmental research and audit projects, including the provision of data.
  • To contribute to your clinical team(s) by discussing your own and others’ input around patients’ needs, ensuring well-co-ordinated treatment plans and programmes.
  • To read and act in accordance with RCSLT, HCPC, Trust and departmental standards, policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • To supervise students or Assistants, if required by the Team Leader.
  • To undertake any such appropriate duties or responsibilities as may be directed by Team Leader and the Manager for SLT and Dietetics

This job title and description is an outline of the principal areas of responsibility and may be subject to periodic change. These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to adapt to and undertake different or new appropriate duties as may be required in line with professional and service developments, within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder. Prior to any variations to your job description consultation will take place in line with the Trust’s policies and procedures


***Ability to act part of a team
***Ability to cope with a varying work load
***IELTS ( 7.5 with 7.0 in each module) – OR OET Exam Grade ‘B’ Overall for Overseas AHP Professionals
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential – We can provide guidance if needed

Note: The trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children / venerable adults will be subject to satisfactory DBS Disclosure ( Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.

At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.  Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Workplace Doctors is a recruitment agency that offers locum, fixed term and permanent medical jobs for Doctors, Nurses & AHP Medical professionals.

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