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Speech & Language Therapist Staff Grade

Republic of Ireland
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Other specialist area, Hospital wards
Start Date:
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Salary range: €37,022 - €54,029
Location: Nationwide/Republic of Ireland

The type of person we look up to in 2020 has changed. They do incredible things; caring, saving lives, empowering those in need, helping the team, keeping hospitals and their communities free of infection, and making a difference. The HSE is looking for Speech & Language Therapists in multiple locations to work across a range of acute and community services. You’ll get all the training and support you need along with the responsibility you crave. You’ll ensure the highest standards are met, our full range of services are delivered and the people of Ireland are kept as independent and healthy as possible.

No other job has a greater impact or makes a bigger impression on the people of Ireland. Join the HSE.

Working as part of multi-disciplinary teams delivering a coordinated approach to client care, you’ll be responsible for the provision of a high-quality speech and language therapy service to the designated client group(s).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Speech & Language Therapist will:

• Be responsible for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of treatment / intervention programmes for service users according to professional standards
• Arrange and carry out assessment and treatment / intervention programmes in appropriate settings in line with local policy / guidelines and professional standards
• Communicate results of assessments and recommendations to the service user and relevant others as appropriate
• Document all assessment, diagnosis, treatment / intervention plans, clinical notes, relevant contacts and summaries in accordance with department and professional standards
• Collaborate with service user, family, carers and other staff in goal setting and treatment / intervention planning
• Foster close working relationships with colleagues and other relevant professionals in maximising the service users’ potential
• Provide support and information in relation to communication and / or feeding, eating, drinking and swallowing disorders etc. to service users and relevant others
• Attend clinics and participate in meetings, case conferences, ward rounds etc. as agreed with the Speech and Language Therapist Manager
• Participate in teams as appropriate, communicating and working in collaboration with the service user and relevant others as part of an integrated package of care
• Maintain professional standards of practice
• Represent the department / profession / team at meetings and conferences as designated
• In conjunction with the Speech and Language Therapist Manager, contribute to the development and implementation of procedures, policies and guidelines while adhering to existing standards and protocols
• Actively engage in team-based performance management, where appropriate
• Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation
• Seek advice and assistance from Speech and Language Therapist Manager with any assigned cases or issues that prove to be beyond the scope of his / her professional competence in line with principles of best practice and clinical governance
• Operate within the scope of Speech & Language Therapy practice as set out by the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists
• Participate in and develop activities which support Health Promotion
• Carry out other duties as assigned by the Speech & Language Therapist Manager

Education and Training
The Speech and Language Therapist will:

• Participate in mandatory and recommended training programmes in accordance with departmental /organisational guidelines
• Maintain continuing professional development e.g. by attending in-service events, training courses, conferences and involvement in research
• Engage in reflective practice, support / supervision with designated supervisor(s) / manager
• Participate in the practice education of student therapists and provide teaching / training / supervision to others (e.g. to staff, service users, carers) as appropriate
• Attend practice educator courses as required
• Engage in planning and performance reviews as required with the Speech and Language Therapist Manager

Candidates must have at the latest date for receipt of application:

1. Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc
(a) Candidates for appointment must:
(i) Be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a Speech & Language Therapist by the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU (
(ii) Candidates must have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office
(iii) Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Speech & Language Therapist Register maintained by the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued.
2.Annual registration
(i)On appointment practitioners must maintain annual registration on the Speech & Language Therapists Register maintained by the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU.
(ii) Practitioners must confirm annual registration with CORU to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).

The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

To apply

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Tel: +353 1649 6439
Contact: Dave Griffin

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