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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2019.

Band 5 Speech & Language Therapist

Job Reference: 347-BAND-5-SLT

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Band 5 Speech & Language Therapist
Southport, Southport
£24,124 - £30,112 per annum

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Band 5 Speech & Language Therapist

Site Location - Southport & Ormskirk

Speciality - Urgent Care

Status of Contract - 18 month Secondment or Fixed Term Contract

Full-Time - 37.5 hours per week, which may include flexible working over 7 Days

Band 5

£24,124 - £30,112per annum

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is a progressive NHS Trust. It is committed to providing and developing innovative high quality services to the communities that it serves.This makes it an ideal place to further develop your career as a Speech & Language Therapist.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dynamic Speech and Language Therapist to join the Stroke and Neurology therapy team at Southport District General Hospital. Newly qualified graduates are welcome to apply.

The post holder will work as part of a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team delivering an inpatient service to patients with a range of acquired communication and swallowing difficulties. There will also be opportunities to work in a newly commissioned Early Support Discharge Team.

The successful candidate will receive dysphagia training, regular clinical supervision and support to complete the RCSLT NQP framework.

Applicants must demonstrate within their supplementary information how they meet the essential and desirable criteria as we use this to short list.

If you believe you have the skills that we are looking for and are ready for a positive challenge then we would love to hear from you.

You must have:- • Recognised Degree in Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent • HCPC registration • Relevant courses or experience We offer you:- • Excellent opportunities for professional development supported by our own programmes tailored to meet your needs. • Clinical supervision in line with our supervision guideline • Appraisal with review • Opportunities to attend internal and external training linked with your personal development plan

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults disclosure)


Advertising Date - 10th September 2019

Closing Date - 29th September 2019

Proposed Interview Date - TBC



For further details / informal visits contact:

For an informal discussion or visit please contact: or ring 01704 704892

Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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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