Locum Adult Speech & Language Job in the Scottish Isles
- Scotland, United Kingdom
- Ref: VAC-54477
- Salary: £30-36
- Start Date: ASAP
- Division: Speech and Language
- Disciplines: Adult Acute
At Globe Locums we have a number of speech and language therapy jobs on a locum and permanent basis. If you're a qualified speech & language therapist seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.
At Globe Locums, we pride ourselves on matching speech and language therapists with Locum and permanent speech and language therapy jobs across a multitude of countries. As a clinician-led healthcare recruitment agency, we understand what’s important to healthcare professionals when searching for a job. We are therefore able to offer a range of exclusive speech and language therapy jobs to qualified therapists. We can offer:
We have a range of Locum and permanent speech and language therapist jobs available within disciplines which might include paediatrics, neurology and geriatrics.
Despite the job title, speech and language therapists are involved in more than just the ability to talk. This highly specialised role also offers support and care for people with difficulties communicating, eating, drinking and swallowing. These problems may be a result of a physical factor, or a range of psychological reasons.
Speech and language therapists may be asked to review patients as inpatients or outpatients, and at home. Some patients may be seen once or twice, whilst others will require long term input. A poor swallow can lead to life threatening situations or illnesses including choking or severe chest infections. Speech and language therapists must therefore be confident in assessing patients and making appropriate decisions about treatment or feeding plans.
A patient might need to see a speech and language therapist in circumstances including:
There are many opportunities to specialise within speech and language therapy jobs, making this an interesting and fulfilling career.
Those wanting a speech and language therapist job obtain a degree in Speech and Language Therapy and must then be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to work in the UK. Anyone applying for a speech and language job must be compassionate, patient and thoughtful.
Many of the patients (or parents of patients) seeing a speech and language therapist will be anxious or worried about their condition or the treatment they may require. Speech and language therapists must be encouraging and supportive of their patients to achieve the best outcomes. They must also exercise caution when carrying out swallowing assessments to ensure patients do not come to harm. Some speech and language therapists choose to specialise in areas including paediatrics, learning difficulties, or mental health services.
A newly qualified speech and language therapist is likely to begin their career earning £25,000 to £30,000. Highly specialised speech and language therapists can earn up to £45,000 later in their career. Locum speech and language therapists tend to earn a higher hourly rate than a staffed member of the team.
A Locum may earn £20-35 per hour depending on experience and the nature of the speech and language therapy job role. Locums can also earn an uplifted rate of pay by working unsocial hours including weekends. This may be possible by holding weekend clinics or working within a private healthcare sector. The uplifted rate can make working as a Locum speech and language therapist a lucrative choice. Locums can also expect a higher rate of pay if they are highly specialised in one area such as stroke medicine or acute paediatric medicine. Specialising as a speech and language therapist can lead to numerous opportunities and career satisfaction.
Learn about speech and language therapy salaries and what to expect from a career as a speech and language therapist.
While permanently staffed speech and language therapists have the same skill sets as a Locum speech and language therapists, there are differences between the two roles. Locum work offers more flexibility, with a choice of working or declining unsocial hours. Locums can also select shifts to suit their chosen interests or specialty. However, staffed speech and language therapists spend time working within one team and can form close working relationships.
Locums do not have this luxury and must quickly adapt to working with new people. Locum speech and language therapists tend to receive a higher hourly rate, and this coupled with increased flexibility can be the ideal role for those wishing to explore their career further. You can check out the available positions at Globe, as well as testimonials from current speech and language therapists.
At Globe Locums we are delighted to offer a range of excellent Locum and permanent job opportunities for suitable candidates worldwide. Speech and language therapy jobs might include:
There has never been a better time to work in Speech and Language Therapy. Due to a shortage in many countries, your skills are in high demand. By utilising Globe Locums's free service you will not only benefit from hearing about all the UK & world wide opportunities as they become available but you will also benefit from the excellent rates we pay our candidates.