Specialist Speech and Language Therapist: Neonates and Paediatrics

London, Greater London, England
EC2V 8AF
University College Hospital London NHS Trust £ 38768.0 - 46124.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 38768.0 - 46124.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
20 Jun 2022
Closes
20 Jul 2022

Job Description

Job responsibilities
For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.
  • With support and supervision, to demonstrate specialist level clinical expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of feeding, swallowing problems and /or communication issues in neonates and paediatric clients within a tertiary acute setting, providing appropriate and evidence based specialist intervention and evaluation of outcomes and to maintain appropriate records as an autonomous practitioner
  • To participate in clinical care including in-patient work and specialist out-patient clinics within the neonatal and paediatric service area (e.g. Videofluoroscopy Clinic, Multi-disciplinary Team Meeting /Round)
  • With support and supervision to demonstrate specialist level clinical skills for interpretative assessment techniques and interventions in the care of high risk infants and those requiring instrumental procedures eg videofluoroscopy
  • With support and supervision, to apply specialist level SLT skills to support neurodevelopment of extremely premature infants and high risk neonates.
  • To make appropriate differential diagnoses and specialist level clinical decisions based on evidence from assessment and the literature of complex cases
  • To initiate and drive quality improvements and audit within neonatal and acute paediatric services.
  • To participate in teaching initiatives within neonatal and acute paediatric services and support multi-professional learning around SLT care to premature infants, neonates and children presenting with complex feeding / swallowing difficulties.
  • To demonstrate excellent communication skills and counselling skills, the ability to empathise in order to support and counsel clients, parents and other carers to accept the implications of their presenting disorder
  • To be skilled in working in and liaising within a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency environment. To demonstrate good negotiation skills in working with other team members, carers or other professionals
  • To ensure seamless transition and communication between community and specialist health services for optimum healthcare.
  • To support the induction, training, education and supervision of Speech and Language Therapy students on clinical placement at the UCLH, as required
Person Specification:
Please see the attached person specification for full details.
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Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential
  • Degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • HCPC Licence to practice as SLT
  • Successful completion of specialist post-graduate study relevant to acute setting, including knowledge of feeding/ swallowing disorders in infants and young children (e.g. accredited dysphagia course, feeding problems in premature infants and neonates, VFS, Parent - child interaction, family centred developmental care)
  • Basic counselling
  • Evidence of working within the NHS
Desirable
  • Member of Paediatric 0-5 Special Interest Group
  • Training in SLT student clinical supervision
Experience

Essential
  • Significant clinical experience working at this level in a relevant field post-registration, including 2 years at a specialist level
  • Of working at a specialist level with infants and children with feeding / swallowing disorders and associated communication issues.
  • Proven experience of a specialist range of assessment tools and procedures to evaluate feeding and swallowing disorders, speech & language skills in a neonatal/ paediatric population
Desirable
  • Of delivering and evaluating training to a range of audiences
  • Carrying out evidence based/ research projects
  • Of supervising SLT students
Communication & Patient Care

Essential
  • The ability to communicate complex, sensitive information
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Skilled in delivering presentations and training including basic adaptations to presentation/ training style for a range of audiences
  • The ability to reflect on practice
Quality and service improvement

Essential
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and commitment to the Equal Opportunities policy, Infection Control and Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate legislation affecting working practice e.g. Working with Vulnerable Adults, Safeguarding Children
  • The ability to develop & implement short term clinically based projects
Information processing (IT skills)

Essential
  • Competent IT skills
Personal Qualities

Essential
  • Demo

Ref: 2050057533

Job Details

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist: Neonates and Paediatrics

London, Greater London, Englandd University College Hospital London NHS Trust
Pay
£ 38768.0 - 46124.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
20 Jun 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
20 Jul 2022

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