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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/04/2021.

Principal Speech and Language Therapist

Job Reference: 271-MTT-2992215

Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Speech & Language Therapy
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Depending on Knowledge & Experience

Do you have advanced level skills in paediatric dysphagia experience of working in an acute hospital? We are looking for an experienced SLT to join our team. We are currently recruiting to 0.8 whole time equivalent maternity cover. The banding of these sessions is either at a 7 or 8a, dependent on the applicants’ knowledge and experience.

We are looking for a dynamic therapist with strong clinical skills to join our team. Great Ormond Street Hospital is a world famous paediatric hospital which delivers tertiary level care to children with complex and often unusual medical conditions, in partnership with local providers and families. The post-holder will provide clinical expertise to our outpatients with neurologically related conditions. Experience in carrying out videofluoroscopy swallow studies is essential. They will advise the Team Leads for In-patient and Feeding Services regarding requirements for service development. The caseload is infants through to adolescents. Our highly specialist team would look to support clinicians with developing skills in neonates/infants. You would also provide input to our well established Videofluoroscopy Service. This post offers the opportunity to work with a specialist caseload in multi-disciplinary team settings. It provides an excellent opportunity to further enhance clinical skills and leadership skills. An assistant tier is also present. Strong professional and clinical leadership, with well-established supervision and PDR systems, are all available. Furthermore, as part of the Institute of Child Health UCL, our aim is to develop excellence in the joint institutions’ teaching, research and development activities.

You would join our innovative and supportive team of 11 SLTs and 2 SLTAs. The team provides feeding and communication input to all 23 inpatient wards and 9 specialist outpatient feeding clinics. The inpatient and feeding team is part of the wider SLT department at GOSH comprising over 30 therapists. You should have hospital-based experience and advanced level paediatric dysphagia training.

Band 7 or 8a (dependent on knowledge and experience) Highly Specialist/Principal Speech and Language therapist – Acute Paediatric Dysphagia and Communication.


30 hours per week maternity leave cover commencing June/July 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Vicky Thorpe Email address Telephone number 020 7813 8110

Additional contact information - Emily Johnson -

Please be advised that:

The recruitment process for all admin and clerical roles at Bands 2-5 will be a two stage recruitment process whereby shortlisted candidates will undertake an online literacy, numeracy, ICT and typing test.Only those candidates who pass the competency test will proceed to a formal interview.

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