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Speech-Language Pathologist | Adult Communications and Swallowing Services

Position Summary

Interior Health invites Speech Language Pathologist applicants to consider joining our East Kootenay Adult Speech Language Team in beautiful and sunny Cranbrook B.C. We have a permanent full time Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Position with our acute care team, at East Kootenay Regional Hospital.

What Will You Work On?

Along with our dynamic and dedicated full time SLP, casual SLP’s, and Rehabilitation Assistant, you would join these caring professionals as an autonomous professional who has expertise in typical development and disorders of communication/swallowing as well as assessment and intervention in these areas. The Speech-Language Pathologist will work directly with clients and/or with their caregivers or other persons who regularly interact with these people for the purpose of creating environments that promote optimal communication and swallowing for adults requiring this care. The Speech-Language Pathologist contributes to the organization and the overall goals of the department/program quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education.

Days of work are weekdays 08:00 to 16:00 hours Monday to Friday.

How Will You Create Impact?

The SLP has the potential to change the trajectory of our clients’ lives by improving their speech, language, communication, and swallowing abilities.

How Will We Help You Grow?

We have a very collaborative team in Interior Health’s SLP Program. The SLP will receive support from the Professional Practice Leader (PPL), mentorship from SLPs working on-site, as well as have many opportunities to interact with other SLP colleagues across Interior Health both through informal and formal means such as participating in The SLP Professional Practice Council.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for an SLP with experience/preference for working with acute inpatients and also some outpatient work. The SLP will have excellent oral and written communication abilities & be able to connect with people from all types of backgrounds. The SLP will be creative in supporting clients’ goals while adhering to program guidelines and will be an active and engaged team member, able to respectfully communicate and resolve conflict in a timely manner.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you
• An exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement.
• A work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills.
• Opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.
Robust Relocation Assistance to be offered to the successful SLP.

Qualifications

Registration as a Speech-Language Pathologist with The College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of B.C.

Preference will be given to candidates with one or more year’s clinical experience working in acute care with adults who have had dysphagia and communication issues; or who have had an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. New grads are also welcome to apply.

BC Loan Forgiveness Program - Recent graduates in select in-demand occupations can have their BC student loans forgiven by agreeing to work in rural communities. Check out the program details to see if you’re eligible.

Comments

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.

Competition #:

01732126

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

HSA

Facility:

EK REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Location:

Cranbrook

Department:

EKR SPEECH THERAPY

Reports To:

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER

Hourly Wage:

$36.99 - $46.27

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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