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Rotational Speech and Language Therapist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious HCPC Registered SLT to join our expanding Band 6 rotation programme. This post is ideal if you are keen to expand your knowledge and experience in a stimulating and supportive environment alongside skilled colleagues from a range of professions.

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. Development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment,

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The department of dietetics and speech and language therapy employs approximately 130 staff, with clinical experts working across the range of specialties, providing acute services in both adults and paediatrics. As a tertiary hospital, we have senior SLTs in a wide range of specialist areas. There is access to regular CPD sessions, and opportunities to engage in service development and research.

The newly opened onsite Wellbeing Hub is an excellent resource for staff complete with a caf, various meeting spaces, a free gym and changing facilities.

If you are the successful candidate, you will: Work closely with colleagues in the SLT team, particular with colleagues in specific rotation. Provide regular communication and swallowing assessment and therapy. Be innovative in your approach to patient care and service delivery, whilst seeking support if you require it. Be actively involved in clinical effectiveness projects. Refer patients to instrumental assessment of their swallowing, and Offer training and support to SLTs, students and other staff.

What experience/skills are needed?If you are: Passionate about working with acute patients and their families, Experienced in the assessment and management of acute inpatients presenting with communication and swallowing difficulties, Keen to have exposure and learn about the specialist services we provide, Thrive in working in a busy, dynamic and constantly changing environment, Value and actively contribute to, an MDT culture, and Committed to quality improvement,

we would love to hear from you.

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Degree or equivalent in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC (Health and Care professions Council) registered speech and language therapist
  • Evidence of commitment to relevant ongoing CPD and development in relevant areas
  • Evidence of relevant speech and language therapy knowledge and expertise with recent experience demonstrating this
  • Ability to communicate complex information fluently, confidently and effectively to a diverse range of people: e.g. with patients, carers, managers and other health care professionals
  • Ability to demonstrate a practical and sensitive approach and flexibility in working style when applying clinical judgement to complex clinical issues
  • Ability to create rapport and professionally manage relationships with colleagues, patients and carers and the emotional challenges this presents
  • Demonstrate a holistic approach to treatment
  • Evidence of ability to cope with unpredictable events and varying clinical and non-clinical work pressures
  • Demonstrate ability to independently plan and prioritise own workload in order to meet deadlines
  • Evidence of highly developed auditory and perceptive skills


  • Experience of audit/project work
  • Experience mentoring or supervising speech and language therapy assistants or junior staff
  • Experience and involvement with speech and language therapy student training
  • Member of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) and relevant specialist groups
  • Ability to cover out of hours commitments on agreed occasions

Skills and competencies


  • Presentation skills
  • Teamwork
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Communication
  • Record keeping
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Keyboard skills
  • Numeracy skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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