Speech–Language Pathologist – Inpatient Care

Speech–Language Pathologist – Inpatient Care

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 11, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

Royal Inland Hospital (RIH), located in Kamloops, BC, is an Acute Care facility that includes tertiary and outpatient rehabilitation services. RIH offers high-level, specialty medical care including core physician specialties, emergency and trauma services, ambulatory and outpatient clinics, and diagnostic services. The Speech-Language Pathology Department provides services to the acute care units, the stroke unit, tertiary rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation and supports rural sites.

We are seeking a Speech-Language Pathologist for a permanent, full time position at RIH to provide assessment and treatment of swallowing and communication disorders. In this role the Speech-Language Pathologist is an autonomous professional who has expertise in typical development and disorders of communication as well as assessment and intervention in these areas. The Speech-Language Pathologist will work directly with clients, family and other professionals to create environments that promote optimal communication. The role offers collaboration with a small team of Speech-Language Pathologists who work at RIH including a Professional Practice Leader Speech-Language Pathologist who oversees the team.

Days of work are Monday to Friday with weekends and statutory holidays off. Travel may be required. This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health.

Interior Health (IH) offers a positive and supportive work environment that promotes continuous learning, professional growth, and clinical skill development. When you join IH, you will be part of a progressive, multi-disciplinary team that consistently focuses on leading practice in medical and rehabilitation programs.

Experience with modified barium swallow studies (MBSs) and fiberoptic evaluation of the swallowing (FEES) is an asset. RIH is in the process of establishing a FEES service.


Education, Training and Experience:

  • Registration as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.
  • One year’s clinical experience with adults in a hospital setting and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver’s license where required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
  • Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
  • Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
  • Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills..
  • Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
  • Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
  • Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
  • Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
  • Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
  • Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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