Speech-Language Pathologist | Adult Communications and Swallowing Services | Casual Pool

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Explore a Career in the East Kootenays, British Columbia!

East Kootenay Regional Hospital is inviting applications from Adult client focused Speech-Language Pathologists for available Casual employment openings.

Speech-Language Pathologists in the Inpatient Acute Medical Care setting provide evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders and speech and language problems resulting from strokes, head injury, respiratory issues, and other medical complications where communication is significantly affected. The position involves clinical bedside swallowing assessments and instrumental modified barium swallow studies. There is also opportunity to gain experience and provide feeding & swallowing services in the neonatal unit. Speech-Language Pathologist work directly with clients and their caregivers for the purpose of creating environments that promote optimal communication/swallowing. There is an expectation to be competent in dysphagia management, including conducting and interpreting videofluoroscopic examinations.

Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Casual employees receive 12.6% of their straight time pay, exclusive of all premiums, in lieu of scheduled vacations and statutory holidays. Upon completion of 180 hours, there is option of purchasing medical, dental and extended health benefit plans. Casual hours might be any day between Monday to Saturday dependent on caseload.

Interior Health is strongly committed to staff development and encouraging growth. We offer great benefits and fulfilling opportunities to support and enhance knowledge and skills and help you progress at every stage of your Speech-Language Pathologist career.


• Registration as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC.
• Experience with Dysphagia Management and communication disorders would be an asset.
• Valid BC Driver’s license.

We welcome applicants with conditional registration and upcoming Masters of Speech-Language Pathology new grads to apply!

This position is eligible for the BC Student Loan Forgiveness Program.


Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal and would like assistance with tips on resume and cover letter writing, the Interior Health application process, or interview readiness, send us your query via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to reach an Employment Advisor.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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