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Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 449-ASP711

Solent NHS Trust
Speech and Language Therapy
£32,306 - £39,027 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

Are you ready for a new challenge in the New Year?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) to join our dynamic, friendly and supportive Adult Community SLT team to work with adults with communication and swallowing difficulties.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist with post-qualification dysphagia training and clinical dysphagia experience to provide a comprehensive, specialist clinical service to clients with communication and swallowing difficulties. The post holder will work with clients with a wide range of conditions including stroke, progressive neurological disorders, dementia, and learning difficulties. You will manage your caseload independently with support from senior Speech and Language Therapy colleagues. You will also be required to support student placements and to supervise junior colleagues.

The Solent (East) Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy team covers a wide geographical area that includes Portsmouth City, Fareham & Gosport and South East Hampshire, in both outpatient and domiciliary settings. Clinical care pathways are in place to support a client’s journey through the service, led by highly specialist SLTs with active contribution by all team members.

The successful candidate will be part of a supportive, motivated and professional team, able to work independently but with access to supervision from, and joint working with, senior colleagues. The department is committed to high quality, evidence-based interventions, using outcome measures to demonstrate clinical effectiveness. Completion of the RCSLT dysphagia competency framework with additional clinical experience is essential.

We are a values- driven NHS Trust and SLT team, as is reflected in the Trust Values Statement and Strategy and the SLT team vision statement. Our team priorities are to provide great care, ensure that care is equitable across our diverse caseload and geographical area, and to make Solent SLT a great place to work.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by: Annie Guest, Adult SLT Community Team (East), Solent NHS Trust. 07879 414 218 or 0300 123 3932.


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All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

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.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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