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Speech and language therapist

Job Reference: 188-OTH495

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Speech and language therapy
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£26,565 - £35,577 pa

Speech and language therapy - 1 year fixed term

Band 6- adult acute speech and language therapist

Full time – 37.5 hrs

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Due to fixed term internal promotions we have a fabulous opportunity for an energetic and dynamic speech and language therapist who is dysphagia trained, to become part of the experienced and friendly speech and language therapy team that provides care to adult patients within UHS. The demand, the pace of delivery, the acuity and complexity of patients covered, offers incredible training and continuing personal development opportunities. Speech and language therapy has a high profile within the acute teaching hospital and multidisciplinary teams and it is seen as an essential part of the collaborative working approach to provide a quality and timely service to patients.

Within the skill mix of staff providing acute care, we have a range of clinical leads and specialists who foster and support a varied learning environment. This post would be part of the pool of speech and language therapists providing care at the acute stage of the patient pathway, across a range of acute wards including: general medical, stroke unit, and elderly care wards. There are also opportunities to cover regional specialist units, such as neurology and cardiothoracic. Access to senior therapists for daily support and regular, scheduled, clinical supervision is available and considered essential.

There are good links with the Solent adult community speech and language therapy team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Anne Blamey or Sanet de Wet 02381206454

Applicants from UHS NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Return to Practice

UHS runs a return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our Trust website for further details.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of closing, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Car Parking

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for on site parking as this is very limited. UHS offers a park and ride service and encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and areas.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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