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Band 5 Speech & Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Band 5 Speech & Language Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 5
18 month Fixed Term Contract or secondment
37.5 Per Week
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Band 5 SLT
£24,124 - £30,112 per annum
29/09/2019 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


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



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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