Speech-Language Pathologist | Adult Communications and Swallowing Services

Position Summary

Kelowna General Hospital (KGH) is seeking to expand its Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP) Team and is inviting applications from S-LPs with interest in Casual employment within an Acute Care Inpatient/Outpatient setting.

Casual employment means work requirements can vary between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Casual S-LPs may work up to full time hours. Shifts will include a mix of Monday to Friday Days where some shifts will be pre booked and some will be short notice.

What You Will Work On:
Acute Care Communication and Swallowing Services with inpatient/outpatient patients admitted to or attending KGH. Areas covered are ICU, general surgical, neurosurgical, medical, rehab, stroke unit, trauma, and psychiatry. Patient populations include stroke, trauma, TBI, dementia, degenerative neurological disorders, respiratory, critical care, head and neck cancer.

How You Will Create Impact:
S-LPs collaborate with other members of the multi-disciplinary team to add to patient care, and they offer in-services to nursing staff and rehab colleagues. We are part of projects such as nursing skills fairs, post-extubation swallow screens, and stroke and trauma team orientations.

How We Will Help You Grow:
Education (formal and informal) and mentorship to obtain advanced competencies as they are a huge benefit to the role. Our hospital offers opportunities for stretch projects or assignments.

**New Rate as of April 1, 2024 will be $42.27 to $52.81.

As per union contract, staff may apply for up to $1,000 through the employer. Often there are additional education opportunities throughout the year (e.g. webinars on trachs and swallowing; communication and dementia).

Who We Are Looking For:
Team members who are flexible, open to feedback and ask questions. S-LPs with any of the advanced competencies (MBS, FEES, trachs, voice restoration).

Qualifications

• Current registration with the College of Health and Care Professionals of British Columbia (CHCPBC) [formerly College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia (CSHHPBC)].
• One year’s clinical experience with adults in a hospital setting and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience is an asset.
• Valid BC Driver’s license where required.

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 Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) via email to IndigenousEmployment@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 #:

01873170

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

HSA

Facility:

KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KGH SPEECH THERAPY

Reports To:

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEADER

Hourly Wage:

$41.04 - $51.27

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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