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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/11/2021.

Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 449-AS0929

Solent NHS Trust
Adult Community Speech & Language Therapy
£25,655 - £31,534 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for a newly or recently qualified Speech & Language Therapist to join our growing community-based Speech & Language Therapy Team. This post will offer experience in the field of adult neurological rehabilitation.

You will be based at the Western Community Hospital, on the outskirts of Southampton City centre, although home working will also be a requirement. Your role will be to provide rehabilitation to clients with a range of neurological conditions (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, CVA, MND and MS). Rehabilitation will be carried out in a range of settings (e.g outpatient clinics, video consultations, domiciliary visits) and you will be working with other members of the MDT (e.g. urgent response service, PD Nurse Specialists, Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team, etc). You will work within a team of experienced Speech and Language Therapists to provide rehabilitation and there will be opportunities for skill development, both formally and informally.

The successful post holder will maintain close links with the wider Community SLT service. Clinical supervision is offered in either 1:1 or group settings on a monthly basis and opportunities for informal ad hoc supervision will also be available. Peer support will also be provided. The post holder must have an enthusiasm for learning, development and improving patient care.

We are looking for candidates who hold a professional registration with RCSLT and HCPC.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

Service Summary

  • This SLT service provides input to adult clients (aged 16+) with any form of acquired communication or swallowing disorder (excluding Adult Mental Health, voice disorders and dysfluency.

  • The focus of clinical practice is within adult neurology, but clients with other acquired disorders are also seen. Care is provided within a client’s home, in outpatient clinics and on inpatient wards Royal South Hants (RSH) and Western Community Hospital (WCH).

  • The SLT service works as part of the Home Enteral Nutrition team (HEN), Early Supported Discharge Teams (ESD), Snowdon Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (SNRU), Kite Unit (Neuropsychiatric Ward), RSH wards, Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team. There are close links with the Adult Community SLT service in Portsmouth and University Hospital Southampton.

Job Responsibilities

  • To work as an autonomous practitioner, assessing diagnosing, and providing timely intervention and management of communication and/or swallowing problems as a member of the Community SLT team

  • Contribute to data collection, where relevant as member of MDT.

  • To collaborate and liaise with MDT colleagues to provide co-ordinated care to clients in the Community setting.

  • To provide clinical support, where appropriate to other colleagues, including students.

  • To contribute to client information, manage priorities, organise equipment/resources and liaise with other SLTs about continuing care following discharge.

  • To contribute to the prioritisation and triage of referrals to ensure that priority, high risk, clients are seen urgently, following locally devised systems / timescales

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Team player
  • Analytical and reflective
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Efficient and dependable working practices
  • Good prioritisation skills
  • Flexible
  • Self-motivated
  • Presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Basic IT skills

For more information on the post, please contact Sheena Nineham on email: or phone: 0300 123 3948


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Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

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