Speech Language Pathologist

Competition #: 6662
The Position is: Part-Time
Hours of Work (shifts): Days – Alternate Weekends and casual Monday to Friday

Description

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree or equivalent in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Eligibility for registration with CASPLO
  • Must be able to achieve 80% in the Functional Independent Measure (FIM) certification exam within the probationary or familiarization period and on recertification exams if applying to work on any of the following rehabilitation units:  3EA (Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation), 3EB (Amputee Rehabilitation), 3EC (Neurological Rehabilitation), 2EB (TB Rehabilitation) and 2WF (Respiratory Rehabilitation)
  • 1 to 2 years related experience and demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm for working with adults and geriatrics in complex continuing care and rehabilitation
  • Experience with and a desire to learn about diverse populations including those requiring: complex continuing care, slow stream rehabilitation, respiratory rehabilitation, TB treatment, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and tracheostomy/ventilator dependent patients
  • Ability to work compassionately with individuals with degenerative diseases and disorders including: ALS, MS, Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia, etc.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with patients, families and all levels of staff
  • Work as part of a centre-side SLP team to manage referrals and caseload, ensuring efficient and seamless service delivery within a consult model
  • Participate actively in various teams within each of the centre-wide units
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication (verbal and written), and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and be self-directed, while collaborating and seeking direction appropriately
  • Neurological Rehabilitation experience preferred
  • Evidence of good attendance record
  • Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the centre’s core values and helps patients get their life back
  • Should be aware of conditions and measures that may affect the safety of patients, residents, students, employees, volunteers, physicians and visitors

 

Accountabilities:

  • Complete swallowing assessments, communicate recommendations to the patient, family and team and follow-up to ensure successful implementation
  • Assess communication (speech and language), recommend interventions and provide treatment as caseload permits
  • Provide patient and family education and counselling
  • Provide staff, student and volunteer education and training
  • Initiate referrals to other services including collaboration with the alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) service providers
  • Develop and maintain advances in practice related to the profession, including participation in current projects and initiatives to support improved swallowing and speech services
  • Provide clinical supervision to a Communicative Disorders Assistant (CDA)
  • Provide clinical supervision to therapy assistants and students
  • Complete timely and thorough clinical documentation
  • Complete clinical workload
  • Participate in the evaluation of clinical practices
  • Participate in activities and interest groups relating to swallowing and speech

 

At West Park Healthcare Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment, an important part of living our values. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Our accessible employment practices are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. For further assistance please contact the Human Resources Department at (416) 243-3600 extension 4633.





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