Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

  • NHS Scotland
  • Aberdeen, UK
  • 17 Jun, 2024
Interim, contract & temporary Acute Community Hospital wards

Job Description

We are recruiting two experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Speech and Language Therapists to join our established, friendly and supportive Acute Adult Therapist Team within Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
The permanent post is a new and exciting role which has been developed through an expansion in the bed base within Respiratory and Frailty services. This post-holder will work with adults in an acute hospital setting presenting with a range of: acquired speech, language, communication and/or eating, drinking and swallowing problems. This post is ideal if you have a desire to deliver high quality care while supporting service delivery changes within a caring and compassionate team.
The fixed term post is to cover for maternity leave within our Acute Stroke Team.  This role involves responsibility for working as part of the acute stroke multi-disciplinary team at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, covering the North-East of Scotland. You will be working within a very supportive MDT with excellent opportunities for collaborative working, quality improvement initiatives and training opportunities. We work closely with our SLT colleagues in stroke rehabilitation services and community SLT services to support patient transition out of hospital.
For both these roles, we are seeking specialist Speech and Language Therapists, who demonstrate a depth and breadth of clinical knowledge, skills and have experience of working with adults in an acute care setting.  You will work in a small team, supported by a clinical lead Speech and Language Therapist.  Within our wider supportive team there are established pathways for peer support, mentoring and supervision, and a commitment to providing CPD opportunities.
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary is a large teaching hospital.  You will be part of the Speech and Language Therapy service which covers a wide range of acute hospital patient care, including neurosciences, ENT, head and neck cancer, and critical care. Shared values to promote optimal patient rehabilitation and recovery, an active contribution to collaborative working and to service development initiatives is important to the team.
We are open to considering full and part-time applicants. Full dysphagia training and experience is desired for this post.
For the permanent post, an attractive relocation allowance of up to £8,000 is available in certain circumstances to successful candidates.

Job Start Date


Salary Band

Band 6


Full time