Come work as a Speech Language Pathologist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Speech Language Pathologist to join the Home Health at Raven Song Community Health Centre in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Speech Language Pathologist with VCH you will:
- Work in a team based environment to assess, diagnose and treat the full range of communication and swallowing disorders for adult clients in home, facilities, community or clinic settings.
- Complete client reports, educate client/family, provide counseling and consultation, and present lectures.
- Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, risk management and research, and provide orientation to new team members and Speech-Language Pathology students.
ABOUT HOME HEALTH PROGRAMS:
Home Health programs provide a range of health care and support services to people living in the community who have acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs.
THE CLIENT POPULATION:
Home Health clients typically have on-going health issues and/or complex personal and/or social issues, requiring care planning and coordination of appropriate resources. Clients include frail elderly, younger clients with disabilities, and adults with chronic illnesses requiring supports to maintain/promote independence. Raven Song serves the midtown area including Olympic Village, Mount Pleasant, Main Street and Riley Park neighbourhoods.
Education & Experience
- Current full registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of British Columbia (CSHBC).
- Two (2) years recent related speech language practice dealing with adults with acquired communication disorders and dysphagia, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Valid BC Driver’s License required. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
- Broad knowledge of evidence based practice.
- Broad knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare.
- Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
- Sound knowledge base of neurological conditions, complex chronic diseases and acquired brain injury management.
- Basic knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
- Demonstrated ability to understand and influence group and inter-group processes, decision making and problem solving.
- Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with clients and families in order to explore issues that are beyond the initial presented concerns.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel.
- Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to operate related computer equipment.
- Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
- Demonstrated ability to determine and deal effectively with urgent situations, clients/families/residents.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver presentations.
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other healthcare professionals.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
- Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.
- Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
- Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
- Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
- Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
- Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.
We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.