Senior Speech Pathologist
Northern Sydney Local Health District
Sydney Region, AU
1d ago
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Where you'll be working

The NSRHS Speech Pathology Department is located within the Division of Allied Health and Community Services and reports operationally through the Director of Allied Health and Community Services NSRHS to the Health Service Executive.

The department provides speech pathology services across the North Shore & Ryde area with this position providing cover around all sectors of the speech pathology service at RNSH and Ryde hospitals including the Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre (GRC).

What you'll be doing

This senior speech pathology role is responsible for providing high quality speech pathology services at Royal North Shore Hospital and across Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD).

This position will support the speech pathology team through delivery of services and interventions into designated clinical areas including Ear Nose Throat (ENT) / Head & Neck (H&N), respiratory, aged care and other allocated areas to meet the clinical demands of the hospital.

Candidates will need to meet the following criteria :

  • Consistently demonstrates behaviours that reinforce the CORE Values of our organisation; Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.
  • Demonstrates these behaviours with all stakeholders; colleagues, direct reports, as well as our patients and consumers, and those that care for them.

  • Bachelor or post graduate degree in Speech Pathology with eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia.
  • Demonstrated current clinical knowledge in the management of adult dysphagia and communication disorders across the acute setting and a high level of contemporary interventional speech pathology skills.
  • Demonstrated advanced skills and knowledge in instrumental assessment of swallowing, including Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (VFSS) and Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).
  • Experience in the management of Head & Neack (H&N) / Ear Nose Throat (ENT), including an interest in voice.
  • Evidence of proficient written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the proven ability to liaise with novice and experienced health professionals and external service providers.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and ability to use health information systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead, complete and share quality improvement activities or service evaluation process.
  • Experience in clinical teaching and supervision of students, level 1 / 2 Allied Health Professionals and / or Allied Health Assistants.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in ability to work autonomously with limited supervision. Have the ability to prioritise work, manage a demanding workload, apply high level reasoning skills and have independent professional judgement.
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