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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

London – The Portland Hospital
Full time
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HCA UK are incredibly proud to be awarded ‘Private Hospital Group of the Year ‘ 2020 at the Health Investor Awards.

Job – Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Location - The Portland Hospital, London

Contract Type - Permanent, full time hours 37.5hrs

Salary Range- Competitive dependent upon skills and experience. This role is equivalent to a band 6 in the NHS.

Other Information - Please note we are able to offer VISA sponsorships for candidates within the EU and outside the EU for this position.


As a Specialist (NHS equivalent band 6) Speech and Language Therapist at The Portland Hospital you will be part of a multidisciplinary team providing specialist therapy services to infants, children and young persons with communication and swallowing difficulties. You will complete assessment, diagnosis, and intervention with children with a wide range of congenital, acquired, and developmental presentations. You will have the opportunity to work with a varied caseload of patients across the outpatient and inpatient neurorehabilitation services.

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.


  • Independent implementation of various communication assessments, and provision of intervention for paediatric patients aged 0 – 18 years-old in a range of clinical areas including neurology, neurodevelopmental medicine, general paediatrics, and respiratory medicine.

  • Assess and provide intervention to infants, children and young persons with swallowing and feeding difficulties, including instrumental evaluation by Videofluoroscopy Swallowing Study.

  • Support the establishment of alternative and augmentative communication systems

  • Develop goal directed care plans using evidence based practice and specialist knowledge, and in collaboration with the patient and their family

  • Use excellent communication skills to support effective partnership working within the multidisciplinary team

  • Appropriately seek professional support from colleagues to optimise patient management and service activities

  • Participate in an annual appraisal program and show commitment to continuous professional learning and development

  • Contribute to department objectives, including project development and education sessions within the hospital.


  • Professional qualification in Speech and Language Therapy

  • Registered member of HCPC

  • Experience implementing a range of communication assessments and intervention approaches with children aged 0-18 years old

  • Experience working with children with dysphagia or feeding difficulties is desirable but not essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development within paediatric clinical areas

About The Facility

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children. As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, delivering over 1,600 babies a year, we place great importance on providing safe and high quality care for expectant mothers. Both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity care is available, and our aim is to provide you with all the support you need during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Women’s health issues are treated by a team of 40 consultants, supported by nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and counsellors, with an emphasis on privacy and dignity.


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