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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
25/03/2019 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 District General Hospital

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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the developing Medical/ Surgical Speech and Language Therapy team at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

We have new funding to expand our team. You will join a small team of Speech and Language Therapists based at Southport District General Hospital, providing a service to dysphagic medical / surgical patients throughout the acute hospital setting.

You will be responsible for the assessment and management of patients with dysphagia in a wide range of hospital specialities including frail elderly and respiratory care.

We are looking for a therapist who also has some experience working with patients with dysphagia associated with tracheostomy and we can offer you the opportunity to develop more independent working skills in the Critical Care setting and also in the Regional Spinal Injuries Unit, managing patients with tracheostomies (and ventilator dependency). We have regular videofluoroscopy clinics and can support you to further develop your skills in this area.

This is such an exciting time for you to join our small Team – we have recently appointed a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist and she will be setting up a FEES service here at Southport hospital. There is also a Stroke Speech and Language Therapy team in Southport Hospital and there will be an opportunity for you to maintain your communication therapy skills by working on the Stroke Team as the caseload permits.

We are a friendly, forward thinking and flexible team. We strive for high quality, evidence based assessment and management, and we always put our patients first.

We meet regularly with our neighbouring Community Speech and Language Therapists for Journal Club and to ensure the seamless transition of care.



Please note, this post will be subject to Enhanced DBS Check + Adults' Barred List.


Date Advertised: 4th March 2019

Date Advert Close: 25th March 2019

Date of Interviews: To Be Confirmed

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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

If you are interested and would like an informal chat about the post,

please contact Liz Jones, Team lead S&LT for medical / Surgical, on

01704 547471, ask for Ascom 3933.