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GAHP17_156 - Temporary Speech & Language Therapist

Hospital Applicable: 
Merlin Park University Hospital
University Hospital Galway
Allied Health & Social Care
Job Description: 

Job Title


Competition Ref


Job Type



Temporary Speech & Language Therapist




Temporary short term to cover leave


A panel will be created to fill short term current and future temporary Speech and Language Therapy vacancies of full or part time duration in Galway University Hospitals.

Closing Date


12 noon on 23rd October 2017

External / Internal




HSE Area


Staff Category


Allied Health Professional


Speech & Language Department, Galway University Hospitals

Informal Enquiries

Ms Gerardine Keenan, Speech & Language Therapy Manager, GUH


Application Details

Application form and job specification available from

Proposed Interview Dates

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc

Candidates for appointment must:


  1. Be registered as a Speech & Language Therapist by the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU




  1. Applicants who satisfy the conditions set out in Section 91 of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005, (see note 1 below*[1]), must submit proof of application for registration with the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU. The acceptable proof is correspondence from the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU confirming their application for registration as a Section 91 applicant.




  1. 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


  1. Annual registration
  1. Practitioners must maintain annual registration on the

Speech & Language Therapists Register maintained by the at CORU.



  1. Confirm annual registration with CORU to the HSE by way of annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC)



A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.



Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character



Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age on the first day of the month in which the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office occurs. 


Note 1*:

Section 91 candidates are individuals who qualified before the 31st October 2014 and have been engaged in the practice of the profession in the Republic of Ireland for a minimum of 2 years full time (or an aggregate of 2 years full time), between 31st October 2009 and 30th October 2014

This criteria will expire on 1st January 2018

Post Specific Criteria

Certified post-qualification (or equivalent undertaken at undergraduate level), and experience in working with people with dysphagia.  Speech and Language Therapists who work with people with feeding, eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties must hold a dysphagia qualification or equivalent as outlined in

“ Standards for Practice for Speech and Language Therapists on the Managemment of Feeding, Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)” , Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists ( IASLT) 2007

Other Requirements specific to the post

Participate in rotation as required



Closing Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017