Speech Language Pathologist Opportunities Available
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A dynamic and growing health care environment awaits you in Sudbury, Ontario. Surrounded by provincial parks and with 330 lakes, Greater Sudbury has over 165,000 residents and is a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments that offer something for everyone. Just a one hour flight or four-hour drive north of Toronto, here you will experience the balance of a supportive and challenging career environment and a comfortable and affordable lifestyle, right in the heart of Northern Ontario’s largest city.
Health Sciences North (HSN) is seeking qualified Speech Language Pathologists for the following opportunities:
- Speech Language Pathologist – Permanent Full-Time – Requisition # 3028
- Speech Language Pathologist – Permanent Full-Time – Requisition # 3676
- Speech Language Pathologist – Permanent Full-Time – Requisition # 3742
Successful candidates will possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology, from an accredited university as well as a Current Certificate of Registration in good standing with the CASLPO (College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologist of Ontario).
We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, and relocation allowance may be available to assist with moving expenses.
Funding is available to HSN staff to enhance employee development including required training/education as well as professional growth and development.
HSN participates in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) . HOOPP, one of the leading pension plans in Canada, is a defined and multi-employer benefit pension plan, meaning it can be transferred between many organizations in Ontario. HOOPP is currently offered in over 600 organizations in Ontario. For every dollar an employee contributes to HOOPP, the employer (HSN) contributes $1.26, meaning the plan is 55% funded by the employer, and 45% funded by the employee.
Support for all HSN employees and family members is available through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).
REHABILITATION PROFESSIONALS INCENTIVE GRANT
The incentive grant program offers taxable incentive grants of up to $5,000 per eligible year, to a maximum of $15,000 paid over a three-year period to audiologists, chiropodists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech language pathologists who establish their practice in Northern Ontario and accept full-time positions which are fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and which are approved by the Northern Health Programs (NHP). In order to be eligible for this incentive grant, the NHP must approve the application before the applicant establishes his/her practice. More information regarding this grant can be found here: https://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/northernhealth/rehabilitation.aspx
If you enjoy working in a supportive, fast-paced, team environment and are looking for a rewarding career opportunity, you are encouraged to view the full job descriptions on the HSN Careers Website at: https://careers.hsnsudbury.ca/.
Provide assessment, treatment, consultation, and education to patients/clients with speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, fluency, oral motor, and swallowing disorders, including augmentative and alternative communication, and direct therapy.
Under the general direction of the Clinical Manager, Intensive Rehabilitation Unit.
- Provide assessments of communication to patients/clients with swallowing disorders, including screening, identification, evaluation, and diagnosis.
- Assess, select, and develop augmentative and alternative systems and devices for individuals who are limited in their ability to communicate verbally, and provide education and training in their use.
- Facilitate intervention for communication and swallowing disorders, including health promotion, prevention, counselling, treatment, consultation, management, rehabilitation, and education.
- Collaborate with members of the health care team and with the patient, family, and caregivers to provide holistic person-centred care.
- Educate and mentor support personnel, new graduates, and students in accordance with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario’s (CASLPO) regulations and position statements.
- Educate and train persons who regularly interact with patients/clients (e.g. family, caregivers, relatives, hospital staff, other health care professionals, and supportive personnel) to create an environment that promotes optimal communication and swallowing.
- Advocate on behalf of individuals with communication and swallowing disorders and those who are at risk.
- Participate in administrative functions, program planning/project participation, meeting/committee membership policy development, and research as required.
- Keep abreast of current facts and trends in applicable clinical areas.
- Follow the standards of practice and guidelines of the CASLPO, and participate in their mandatory Quality Assurance Program.
- Ensure documentation and record keeping is performed in accordance with regulatory and HSN policies.
- Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
- Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for improvement.
- Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
- Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
- Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required.
- Perform other duties as required.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology, from an accredited university.
- Current Certificate of Registration in good standing with the CASLPO is required.
- Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.
- Training or recent experience working with Inpatient and Outpatient adult and geriatric populations is preferred.
- Training or recent experience with conducting and interpreting Video-Fluoroscopic evaluations of swallowing function is preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions that can impact a patient’s safety, health status, and independence/autonomy.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Pathophysiology of Communication and swallowing disorders, and the effects of other diseases and conditions on patients (e.g. pulmonary disease, effects of medications, and abnormal lab values).
- Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based best practices and the difference between treatment efficacy, effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and efficiency to achieve quality outcomes and performance improvement.
- Demonstrated ability to provide services and develop care plans by applying the best available research evidence and expert clinical judgment, and considering patients/clients’ individual preferences and values.
- Demonstrated superior critical thinking, academic questioning, and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to practice in a self-directed manner.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, caregivers, physicians, and other health care professionals.
- Demonstrated ability to use an ethical and evidence-based framework to prioritize which patients/clients would benefit most from services given limited resources.
- Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
- Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
- Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software, (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
- Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to organize and prioritize as required.
- Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
- Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.
- Demonstrated resilience to manage a myriad of emotionally-charged or ethically challenging scenarios.
- Demonstrated sensitivity, compassion, integrity, and concern for others.
- Demonstrated ability to be respectful of individuality and diversity to build trusting and therapeutic relationships, and engage patients/clients and families.
- Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
- Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
- Demonstrated positive work record and excellent attendance record.
- Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
- Ability to travel between local sites.
Health Sciences North (HSN) is a regional resource and referral centre for over 600,000 residents across northeastern Ontario. It features state-of-the-art technology with 3,900 employees, over 280 physicians, and 700 volunteers. HSN has become a Research and Academic Health Science Centre affiliated with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI).
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