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Speech Pathologist - Trauma/Neurosurgery & Mobility

Competition #:798772

Job Title:Speech Pathologist - Trauma/Neurosurgery & Mobility

Department:Trauma/Neurosurgery & Mobility

Job Category:Health Disciplines

New Work Type:Casual

Positions Available:1

Union Affiliation:NU

Posted Date:17/02/17

Closing date:02/03/17

Salary Range:$39.14 - $46.05 per hour

FTE Assignment (Cas=0.000001):0.000001

The Speech Pathology Team is a dynamic service across all hospital programs. We are seeking an experienced clinician to provide services to adults with swallowing and communication disorders.  This role will provide clinical coverage during staff absences and will assist with clinical services as needed during regular coverage including weekends. The position provides opportunities to work in a variety of program units as well as for the role development and evaluation. Many teaching opportunities are available for teaching other professionals and students in the hospital, as well as for patient and family education. 


  • Provides clinical and instrumental evaluation of swallowing and communication disorders and provides management of these disorders
  • Coordinates and consults with other relevant team members as needed, and provides ongoing education, counseling & training as appropriate to staff, patient/family & other caregivers to manage the disorder(s)
  • Works effectively as a member of an interprofessional team, collaborating with other disciplines to provide comprehensive patient care
  • Contributes to the academic mandate of the organization as an educator, resource or support for staff, students and members of the academic and professional community
  • Identifies and addresses educational needs for patients and their families
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing professional development in order to continue to provide optimal patient care
  • Is committed to, and participates in, ongoing quality improvement in the organization
  • Provides patient care in accordance with all professional and organizational standards


  • Must hold a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology (or equivalent)
  • Must be currently licensed by and in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) for practice in all applicable clinical areas
  • Minimum of one year experience preferred in swallowing & communication assessment and management, especially in acute care
  • Current CPR certification
  • Certified training with Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • Proven flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills as relates to patient care
  • Demonstrated commitment to and involvement with own profession (e.g. membership with professional association, etc.) preferred.
  • Must be available to work weekends