Senior Speech Pathologist / Speech Pathologist



Southern Adelaide Local Health Network - Rehabilitation, Aged Care & Palliative Care - Flinders Medical Centre Total Indicative Remuneration: AHP2 $90,046 to $104,475 (pro rata); AHP3 $106,477 to $114,282 p.a. (pro rata) Multiple Vacancies - Part-time (18.

75 hrs/wk) - Temporary up to 8 May 2020 Southern Adelaide Local Health Network’s Rehabilitation, Aged and Palliative Care services provide team based care for older people, people who are living with a disability, and people with a life-limiting illness. Services are provided across the health care spectrum including in hospital and the patient’s home. Join the Speech Pathology team as the Speech Pathologist/Senior Speech Pathologist within Flinders Medical Centre’s Rehabilitation, Aged Care and Palliative Care Division where you will provide Speech Pathology services which result in improved care and outcomes for patients and contribute to efficient, effective, evidence based, multi-disciplinary patient management.

In this role you will also provide specialist clinical Speech Pathology services to maximise communication and swallowing outcomes to patients with neurological or medical conditions. In addition you will contribute to positive outcomes for patients by providing accurate assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a Geriatric Evaluation and Management Unit (GEM) caseload of adult patients with swallowing and/or communication disorders by using standardised and informal assessment tools, interpreting results from these assessments, forming accurate diagnoses and prognoses and developing individually designed treatment programs. As a highly skilled and competent clinician, you will deliver quality services and provide clinical leadership by overseeing, monitoring and providing support and supervision to AHP1/2 Speech Pathologists, Allied Health Assistants and Speech Pathology students.

To be successful you must hold an Appropriate Degree or equivalent qualification which gives eligibility for full membership of Speech Pathology Australia and have previous experience in assessment, treatment and management of swallowing and communication disorders in an adult population at am equivalent level as well as recent clinical experience in an inpatient aged care/rehabilitation setting. In addition you will have a sound theoretical knowledge of communication and swallowing problems of neurological origin and in relation to the process of aging. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to assess adult patients with swallowing and communication problems and determine appropriate management and advice and ability to formulate appropriate goals and implement programs for patients with communication problems of neurological origin.

This is a part-time vacancy working a 5 day roster and salary will be adjusted according to actual hours worked. The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discus.

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22 Oct 2019


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