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Speech & Language Therapist

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum.
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Mental health
Band 5
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new or recently qualified graduate to join the Speech & Language Therapy service within University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust. This position will support inpatients with communication and/or swallowing disorders within the Stroke Unit and across acute wards within St Richards Hospital. Opportunities to complete NQP competencies will be available.

Main duties of the job

To provide assessment, management and therapeutic input to stroke and acute patients.

Working within an Acute Speech & Language Therapy team as part of the multidisciplinary team, you will be expected to liaise with external services within the local health economy to ensure a seamless transition from hospital to home.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

If you enjoy the busy working environment of the acute hospital and are passionate about patient care, then this post may be for you.

Applications are invited from newly or recently qualified Speech & Language Therapists.

We will also consider an established Speech & Language Therapist who would be new to working within adult services.

Person Specification



  • Recognised degree or diploma in Speech & Language Therapy
  • Registered member of HCPC


  • Member of RCSLT



  • Demonstrated undergraduate or postgraduate experience of working in hospital setting with MDT team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of clinical governance for safe service delivery



  • Demonstrated knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis and management of communication impairment


  • Knowledge and evidence of dysphagia competencies - assessment and management.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richards Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


PO19 6SE

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