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Speech & Language Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Band 6 Speech and Language
NHS AfC: Band 6
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Southport and Ormskirk
Southport and Ormskirk
£28,050-£36,644 pa
19/01/2019 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.


Speech & Language Therapist

Southport & Formby District General Hospital

Frailty, Medical and Surgery Speciality

Permanent Contract

Full-Time - 37.5 hours per week

Band 6

£28,050 - £36,644 per annum


Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.


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 and 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join our Frailty, Medical and Surgical Team at Southport Hospital.

Southport Hospital provides inpatient care which includes Frailty and General Medical / Surgical.

The post holder will work as part of a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team delivering a service to in-patients with a range of acquired swallowing difficulties.

There will be opportunities to work flexibly at times to support the Stroke Therapy Team as required.

The successful candidate will have a keen interest in service development and will provide supervision to junior members of staff.

You will receive regular supervision with the Clinical Lead SLT and there will be opportunity to contribute towards and receive regular in-service training within the multidisciplinary specialist team.  There will be opportunities to be part of the inpatient SLT Video-fluoroscopy service.

The  therapy service is a friendly and supportive place to work and you will work alongside experienced Speech & Language Therapists who will also supply the post holder with operational management.

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 & Language Therapy or equivalent
• HCPC registration
• Dysphagia clinical courses or equivalent

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.


Date Advertised: 19th December 2018

Date Advert Close: 19th January December 2019

Date of Interviews: TBC


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

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Liz Jones, Highly Specialist S&LT on 01704 704361 or email:

Nicola Ivanovic Head of Therapy Services 01704 704147 or email:

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 290 4454