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Speech Pathologist Grade 1

  • : St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • : 10-Oct-2020
  • : All Melbourne VIC
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Excellent Career Progression
  • Full time Permanent role


About the Company
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,500 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department
The Speech Pathology Department is committed to providing high quality Speech Pathology services to patients with communication and swallowing disorders at St. Vincent’s. The Speech Pathology team provides services across the continuum of care, over multiple campuses and coordinates the Deaf and Hard of Hearing service.

About the Role
The Grade 1 Speech Pathologist is responsible for assessment and management of communication, and swallowing disorders in referred patients in the acute or subacute setting. The Grade 1 Speech Pathology position is a rotating position between the three main campuses, as directed by the speech pathology manager.

 

Classifications for this position will range from Speech Pathologist Grade 1 VP2 - VAF15 ($61,700 - $81,200 per annum).


Duties

  • Assessing and managing patients in accordance with up-to-date knowledge of departmental clinical policies and guidelines,  and currently accepted Speech Pathology Australia professional standards of practice
  • Providing of information counselling regarding communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders to patients, carers and other staff as required
  • Communicating assessment and treatment outcomes to nursing, medical and other allied health staff via documentation and ward rounds
  • Implementing speech pathology services that are based on the latest available evidence
  • Prioritising and balancing clinical and nonclinical responsibilities to ensure appropriate time management
  • Participating in quality improvement and research activities where appropriate


Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology), or Bachelor of Speech Pathology or equivalent
  • Eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia and commitment to Speech Pathology Australia’s Code of Ethics
  • Experience in speech pathology management of patients with disorders of communication, cognition and swallowing in a hospital setting, including videofluoroscopy assessment
  • Excellent time management skills and a high degree of flexibility
  • High level of oral and written communication skills


Benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Car Park

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