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Speech-Language Pathologist - Acute Care Rehabilitation Services
Location:Salmon Arm
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Competition #:01373593
Employee Type:PERMANENT PART TIME (0.20 FTE)
Bargaining Unit:HSA
Hourly Wage:$34.26 - $42.73
Comments:Effective April 3, 2020, hourly rates of pay increase to $34.95 to $43.58.

Position Summary

We are presently hiring and looking for new team Speech-Language Pathologist member to join the multi-disciplinary team at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.

Shuswap Lake General Hospital is a community hospital located in Salmon Arm offering services including surgical, inpatient, obstetrics and 24 hour emergency. Shuswap Lake General Hospital’s Allied Health Team is a small, cohesive department that works uniquely as a team within the hospital. We provide inpatient treatment for all disciplines and also have outpatient services for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and Respiratory Therapy.

We are looking for a Speech-Language Pathologist for a permanent one-day per week position who will provide Adult In-patient communication and swallowing assessments and Out-patient communication assessment and treatment. Previous dysphasia experience would be an asset.

The Speech-Language Pathologist is an autonomous professional who has expertise in typical development and disorders of communication as well as assessment and intervention in these areas. The Speech-Language Pathologist may work directly with clients and/or with their caregivers or other persons who regularly interact with them for the purpose of creating environments that promote optimal communication. The Speech-Language Pathologist contributes to the organization and the overall goals of the department/program quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health. Interior Health offers a positive work environment that promotes continuous learning, professional growth, and clinical skill development.

If you are looking for additional work to complement existing employment or passionate about providing public health care Speech-Language to the community of Salmon Arm, we would love to hear from you!

Education, Training and Experience:
• Registration as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.
• One year’s clinical experience with adults in a hospital setting and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Valid BC Driver’s license where required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills..
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT