Speech Pathologist - Paediatric Grade 3

  • : Mercy Health
  • : 13-May-2020
  • : Heidelberg VIC 3084


An exceptional opportunity exists for a dynamic and innovative Grade 3 Clinician to provide specialist Speech Pathology services within the Special Care Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Health. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in providing neonatal clinical care in swallowing and feeding difficulties; working collaboratively with families and the multidisciplinary team; and have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in person centred care through quality, research and evidence based practice.

  • Casual Position available 
  • Based at Mercy Hospital for Women
  • Tertiary Specialist Neonatal Public Hospital
  • Neonatal feeding specialist


  • Significant experience and a high level of clinical expertise in complex paediatric dysphagia assessment and management
  • Knowledge and experience in providing supportive, family centred care
  • An ability to work within a dynamic multidisciplinary team, including proven interpersonal and communication skills
  • Commitment to continuous quality improvement, clinical research and professional development of self and others within an evidence based practice framework
  • Eligibility for membership of SPA


Mercy Hospital for Women is a fully accredited Level 6 Public Specialist Teaching Hospital providing both public and private patient care through maternity services, neonatology and paediatrics, perioperative services, gynaecology, women's health and associated health, support and diagnostic services. We are a major teaching hospital and specialist referral centre with the medical, nursing, midwifery and allied health expertise to treat the most complex obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological cases.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.



Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include: 

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self (at) Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

 Mercy Health is committed to the safety of all children across our services. We recognise the importance of listening to the voice of children and have a zero tolerance of any form of child abuse.

 To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation.

 If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below. 


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Heidelberg VIC 3084
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