Speech and Language Therapist

Medforce are currently seeking Speech & Language Therapist’s to join our Hospital Teams across the South east of Ireland. Our client, a hospital group, are among the best in Ireland for quality of care, medical education, healthcare research, safety and clinical performance delivered through a mix of Voluntary and Statutory hospitals.  The hospitals currently provide a wide variety of specialties on a national, regional or local level to different patient categories, which in the future through collaboration and working closely together will allow integration and improved patient flow across the continuum of care. This will enable our Hospital services within the Group to deliver high-quality patient care in the most cost-effective manner.

Locations: Dublin, Meath, Kilkenny, Wexford, Westmeath

Job Title: Senior Speech & Language Therapist, Regional Hospital’s South East Ireland.


Purpose of the Post:

The post holder will have responsibility for the management and development of the designated SLT service in RHM in conjunction with other relevant SLTs. The post will involve working with people with both communication and swallowing difficulties.

In addition, this post offers opportunities for participation with video fluoroscopy clinics and tracheostomy management relevant to the post-holder’s experience

Skills, competencies and/or knowledge

Professional Knowledge & Experience

Planning and Managing Resources

Managing and Developing (Self and Others)

Commitment to providing a Quality Service

Evaluating Information and Judging Situations

Communications and Interpersonal Skills


Reports to: Speech and Language Therapy Manager III


Clinical & Professional Responsibilities:

To organise and in conjunction with other SLTs, provide a comprehensive service adult inpatients with acquired communication and swallowing disorders.

Whenever possible to work in partnership with those referred to the service with regard to assessment and management of communication and swallowing difficulties related to their condition and where appropriate their family and significant others.

To collaborate and liaise with the other SLTs assigned to the area to ensure a seamless and comprehensive service for patients admitted to Mullingar Regional Hospital and those being transferred across services.

To collaborate and liaise with Primary care HSE SLTs to ensure a comprehensive service for all patients referred to the service. 

To maintain close liaison with all relevant personnel with the objective of providing a quality SLT service that responds to the needs, priorities, concerns and safety of the individual. 

To develop and maintain expertise in issues relating to communication and swallowing relevant to people who access the designated service and to ensure that professional standards are maintained.

To develop new initiatives and engage in new services which will be beneficial to patients as appropriate and agreed with the SLT manager.

To be involved in instrumental assessment, e.g. VF clinics, as appropriate.

To maintain the code of conduct as identified by the speech and language therapy registration board at CORU.


Managerial Responsibilities: 

In conjunction with SLTs in the designated area, to be responsible for the day to day operational management of the speech and language therapy service to patients.

To be responsible for the supervision of SLT staff as assigned by the SLT Manager.

To be involved in Quality Improvement to include involvement in the planning of the overall service incorporating the setting and implementation of short and long term objectives.

To liaise with statutory, voluntary and other external agencies as appropriate.  To deputise for the SLT Manager where appropriate and in rotation with other senior SLTs within the department. Educational Responsibilities.

Where appropriate, to provide general support to other SLT’s in the department with regard to SLT management of patients attending the designated service.

To be involved in the practice education of SLT students in conjunction and other SLTs within the department. 

To be actively involved in the education of all staff and other relevant people on ways to promote person centred dysphagia management and on making interactions, documents and environments accessible for people with communication impairments. 

To attend in-service training and journal club meetings as appropriate.

To be involved in research projects as appropriate. 

To maintain continuous professional development.


Administrative and Other Responsibilities To maintain patient records within HSE, hospital and departmental standards.

To co-operate with data collection systems and current administrative procedures. 

To attend staff and other relevant meetings. 

To participate in Personal Development Planning, Professional Supervision, Peer Review and Team Based Performance Management.

To adhere to health & safety, hygiene, infection control and other hospital guidelines.

To undertake other duties appropriate to the office as may be required by the Speech & Language Therapist Manager.



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.(https:llwww.coru.ie/)


(ii) Have 3 years full time (or an aggregate of 3 years full time) post qualification clinical experience.


(iii) 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.


(iv) 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.


To apply or for more information, please send your CV to lhall@live.ie



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