Speech Language Pathologist II
Sunny Hill Health Centre
This position is shared between Neuromotor Outpatient Program Feeding Team and Acute Rehab Unit. Advance Feeding certificate and experience in pediatric videofluoroscopy assessments would be an asset.
The Speech-Language Pathologist provides a range of clinical services that focus on promoting communication, language and speech and that contribute to a client/patient’s overall cognitive, physical, social and emotional well being.
What you’ll do
- Provide assessment, diagnostic and intervention services to children using advanced level clinical skills and knowledge in the specified program area and within the full range of communication and swallowing disorders (as required). Utilize processes such as the administration and interpretation of standardized assessment tools, detailed history taking, informal observation/evaluation procedures and consultation with other professionals to ensure consideration of additional factors (e.g. cognitive factors, mental health, medical status, environmental influences) that may affect assessment, subsequent diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.
- Provide counselling and psycho-education to families and other relevant caregivers to understand the nature, treatment and prognosis of the specific speech and language diagnoses and the relationship of these diagnoses to the individual’s developmental, cognitive and/or mental health presentation/profile.
- Provide clinical leadership within the specified program/inter-professional team, speech and language pathology discipline, and in partnership with community services, demonstrated by initiating and participating in activities such as evaluating and developing clinical treatment practices, guidelines and protocols and promoting excellence in practice and treatment team in partnership with the Program Manager and/or Professional Practice Lead
- Take leadership in program planning, identify, promote and lead program and discipline specific development and planning strategies in collaboration with the Program Leadership to enhance system processes and resources for patients. Attend and contribute to ongoing discipline/program and quality improvement, risk management activities as required.
- Develop orientation and mentorship structures for new and Grade 1 employees, provide clinical supervision and case discussion, initiate and support the development and completion of learning plans for Grade 1 and new staff in collaboration with the Program Manager/Director and PPL. Identify and initiate learning opportunities, role development and support requirements in collaboration with other team members, Program Manager/Director and Professional Practice Leader.
- Supervise Master level students on practicum programs within the program by performing duties such as demonstrating and explaining procedures and processes and providing input regarding progress. Provide students with the opportunity to observe and take an active role in the treatment of patients and their families.
What you bring
- Masters degree in speech-language pathology from an approved academic program by the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of British Columbia.
- Three (3) years of recent experience in areas related to child development and rehabilitation.
- Documented evidence of post graduate education in the specified program area/areas.
- Documented learning related to professional development and leadership/personal development.
- Evidence of current advanced competency in the specified program area as defined by the current competency requirements of the program client population and successful completion of advanced competency certificates if required as identified by the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of BC.
- Registrant of the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of British Columbia.
You also have:
- In depth specific knowledge and experience in specific areas of clinical practice related to assigned program.
- Demonstrated experience in multiple clinical areas and an ability to apply this knowledge across clinical populations.
- Demonstrated leadership ability within own professional group and in an inter-professional capacity
- Experience of working collaboratively and a proven record of successfully working within an inter-professional team environment.
- Knowledge of models of mentorship and clinical leadership with the health care professions and demonstrated ability to successfully support the clinical learning of others.
- Demonstrated ability and understanding of the processes of managing change and supporting others in a clinical capacity to develop their practice in response to changing service delivery requirements.
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $36.99 to $46.27 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition # 115062
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.