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Band 7 Neonatal/Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum pro rata inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
27 May 2024
The Therapies department and the Child Health and Women's Services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly specialised speech and language therapist with previous experience in acute areas of paediatrics to join us on a part time basis.You will utilise the knowledge and skills gained through previous experience to lead in the assessment and implementation of physiotherapy intervention within our 16 bedded NICU as well as our general paediatric ward.

This is a fixed term post for 12 months and will join our neonatal Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist, and work alongside our physiotherapists covering Dolphin ward, giving opportunity to shape the new service as it grows and develops as well as working alongside the well-established nursing and doctor teams. The post holder will work with the MDT to promote and embed family integrated models of care.

You will be supported with yearly appraisals and dedicated CPD time and will be involved in providing weekly in-service training and regular supervision to more junior staff.

This is a band 7 role, working 15 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for delivering of specialist speech and language therapy support within the model of Family Integrated Care to infants and families on the neonatal unit and the paediatric ward at The Princess Alexandra Hospital.

The role involves the assessment, differential diagnosis and management of early communication and feeding challenges associated with prematurity and health conditions of babies admitted to the neonatal unit and children within Dolphin Ward.

The post holder will work as an integral member of the neonatal/paediatric multidisciplinary team, working closely alongside Neonatal Consultants and Nursing Teams, Infant Feeding Team, AHP and Psychology Team (local and ODN), and families to provide evidence-based care.

About us

This is an exciting time for PAHT. Over the next five years we are on a digital transformation journey, leading us to our brand new hospital. You'll be part of the team leading and supporting our organisation in a diverse and challenging role a role which can make a significant difference to our patients, staff and the future direction of our services.

Our people demonstrate energy and commitment towards improving the care and experiences provided to our patients and the drive to be an 'outstanding' organisation.

It's never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached job description and job specification for the role

Person Specification



  • Degree in SLT
  • HCPC Registration
  • Member of RCSLT
  • Experience working at Paediatric Dysphagia Competency Level C


  • Experience working at Paediatric Dysphagia Competency Level D



  • Experience working with neonates and infants and/or children with complex needs



  • Knowledge of processes and policies relating to work in a neonatal setting e.g. safeguarding, developmental/educational needs, RCSLT guidelines etc.
  • Knowledge of assessment tools relevant to neonates in order to assess, diagnose, plan and treat neonates and infants with swallowing difficulties

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital

Hamstel Road


CM20 1QX

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