Speech and language therapist

Band 6

Main area
Dietetics and SLT
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pa
28/05/2018 23:59

Acute Adult Speech and Language Therapist

Band 6

Full time – 37.5 hours


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS)


We are delighted to be advertising this opportunity for an energetic and dynamic dysphagia trained speech and language therapist, to become part of the experienced and friendly team of speech and language therapists working at UHS. The demand, the pace of delivery, the acuity and complexity of patients covered, offers incredible training and development opportunities.


The acute SLT team consists of approximately 20 wte staff and covers a wide range of specialities including stroke, neuro, general medicine, medicine for older people, surgery, critical care, cardiothoracic, and many more.


We have a range of dynamic clinical leads and specialists who foster and support a varied, non-threatening learning environment. 


The successful post holder will be expected to:

  • deliver speech and language therapy to a range of acute adult patients,
  • participate in the education and support of other members of the MDT as well as supporting less experienced staff and students,
  • contribute to operational daily tasks, as well as lead and support colleagues in specific projects.


Access to senior therapists for daily support as well as regular, scheduled, clinical supervision is available and considered essential.


Apart from exciting clinical opportunities, this role also offers the chance to develop other skills such as: conducting audits, taking part in research, representing the SLT team on various platforms and other non-clinical but essential tasks.


The team have excellent links with neighbouring adult community speech and language therapy teams and there are clear patient pathways ensuring smooth discharge and transfer. We have regular team meetings and CPD sessions.


University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is a leading teaching hospital hosting a wide array of specialist tertiary services including the Nutrition Biomedical Research Centre. The department of dietetics and speech and language therapy is integrated and employs approximately 100 staff including dietitians, speech and language therapists, nutrition nurse specialists, assistants and administration staff working across acute and community services. We provide training for SLT students from Reading University and have clinical experts working across the range of specialities who take a proactive and imaginative approach to delivering a patient and family centred service. CPD opportunities are well supported through a robust appraisal process with staff encouraged through a supportive framework to submit work for publication or presentation.


If you are interested in applying for this role and would like to arrange an informal visit, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information below.

 Interview date 7 June 2018

If you are not looking for a permanent position but would be interested in acute bank work, please contact us and register with NHSP

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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

Sanet de Wet sanet.dewet@uhs.nhs.uk or Anne Blamey anne.blamey@uhs.nhs.uk Adult SLT Team Leads


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