Grande Prairie, found in northwest Alberta, is a growing city with over 60,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000 people in the trading area. Grande Prairie has something for everyone! Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility. The city also has a vibrant arts and culture community with an art gallery, a few museums, and live theatre. There are also a multitude of dining and shopping opportunities. Alberta Health Services is invested in Grande Prairie with construction underway for a new regional hospital and cancer center. As our Community Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Pathologist II – Pediatric will be a part of an interdisciplinary team providing services to preschool clients in our pediatric clinic. The Speech Language pathologist participates in program evaluation and outcomes, continuing education, peer evaluation, student supervision and research. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
As a Speech Language Pathologist, you will provide clinical professional practice both independently and as a part of a collaborative team, which may include external partners. You will be responsible for providing prevention, health promotion, identification, assessment, intervention, and case management. You will participate in planning, coordination and delivery of rehabilitation services in collaboration with patients/clients, families, healthcare professionals and other partners. Your leadership and interpersonal skills will aide you in supervising students and providing clinical guidance to other staff as appropriate. You will use your clinical expertise to inform ongoing quality improvement, service integration, and program development.
Classification: Speech Pathologist II
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: NZ GDPR CHC SpchLngPath
Primary Location: Grande Prairie Public Health
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 25-OCT-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
Date Available: 25-OCT-2019
Temporary End Date: 10-JUL-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 3
Shifts per cycle: 8
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $41.58
Maximum Salary: $55.25
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Completion of master's degree in Speech Language Pathology. Active or eligible registration and practice permit with the Alberta College of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current BCLS-HCP certification is required. Effective assessment, treatment and education skills. Ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Some travel to nearby communities is involved approximately once a week or once every second week.
Ability to: Educate others as to philosophy and objectives of Speech Language Pathology. Plan, organize and implement specific treatment programs. Develop policies and procedures pertinent to the needs of the facility and clients. Demonstrate initiative and accept responsibility. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Utilize a wide variety of computerized operating systems. Evidence of personal motivation to perform workload with a minimum of supervision.