Speech Pathologist II

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The South Health Campus (SHC) is more than just a hospital. It is a campus environment & includes inpatient, outpatient, & wellness services, as well as prevention & public health learning opportunities for the community. The SHC has 4 key pillars of service: Collaborative Practice, Wellness, Patient & Family Centred Care, & Innovation. These pillars are guiding the development & delivery of service to all patients & families at SHC. The primary caseload for this Speech Pathologist II (SLP) position is within the Neurology Outpatient Clinics. The SLP requires the ability to work within a patient-centred, interdisciplinary team of health care professionals. Strong skills in communication, self-management and initiative are vital to success in this role. The SLP also provides coverage with the adult population in our Inpatient Acute Care Units, as well as a variety of other clinics at SHC as needed. Under general supervision from the Allied Health Assistant Manager, the SLP is responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients referred to the service as well as development, implementation and evaluation of individual treatment programs according to professional practice standards. The SLP may also participate in program evaluation, continuing education, peer evaluation and student supervision. SHC is unique in that it offers our Allied Health staff an opportunity to utilize outpatient clinics and home/community visits as a way to provide their patients an optimal transition to the community. This model of care aligns with the SHC pillars and staff will be expected to incorporate this model of care into their practice. Caseloads for all positions within the Allied Health department may be subject to change based on operational considerations. This position is physically demanding and requires repetitive lifting and transferring of patients and or equipment.

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: SHC Speech/Language Pathology
Primary Location: South Health Campus
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 21-FEB-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 25-MAY-2020
Temporary End Date: 06-JUN-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $41.58
Maximum Salary: $55.25
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
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:
Alberta Heart and Stroke: Basic Life Support- Healthcare Provider Level C Competent and independent performance of Modified Barium Swallow studies. Experience with adult dysphagia. One year experience working in outpatient clinic setting Must be able to prioritize and manage caseload efficiently and proficiently.

Preferred Qualifications:
One year experience working with adults who have neurological conditions. Experience working with patients who have communication disorders. MBS ImP training. FEES training and competencies. LSVT LOUD certification Experience with clinical software including: Sunrise Clinical Manger, Netcare, Nuance PS360 (dictation), Millennium Scheduler Experience in acute care with inpatient populations. Experience working with Therapy Assistants.