University Health Network Speech Language Pathologist in Toronto, Ontario

Speech Language Pathologist - Toronto, Ontario

JOB POSTING# 794006

Position: SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Site: TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL & PRINCESS MARGARET CANCER CENTRE

Department: ALLIED HEALTH

Reports to: MANAGER

Hours: Hours and shifts are variable

Status: Casual

POSITION:

As an integral member of Allied Health, the Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) will: provide quality speech-language pathology care to a variety of clinical at Toronto General Hospital as well as patients at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; communicate effectively with the interdisciplinary team members, and members of the SLP service; provide education to patients, their families, students and interdisciplinary team members; participate in interdisciplinary rounds, meetings and quality initiatives of Speech-Language Pathology, Allied Health and the clinical program; and assist with coverage of other areas. The candidate will perform all other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology or equivalent, required

  • Registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO), required

  • Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologists (OSLA) membership preferred

  • 1-2 years experience in an acute care hospital preferred

  • Experience in the assessment and treatment of oncology, transplant and general internal medicine populations preferred

  • Experience with critical care and tracheostomized patients preferred

  • Experience in completion of videofluoroscopic swallowing assessment preferred

  • Experience in professional education, presentation and in-services preferred

  • Recognizes and acts within the scope of practice of a speech-language pathologist

  • Understanding of health care teams and how the skills and competencies of all members contribute toward patient management

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Commitment to self-directed/life long learning and evidence based practice,

  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize and to deal with changes in tasks with short notice

  • Ability to function in an independent, self-directed manner and to exercise sound judgement

  • Ability to function in a stressful environment while maintaining professional demeanor

  • Compliance with legislation outlined in Regulation of Health Professions Act

  • Compliance with departmental and hospital safety, emergency and infection control procedures

  • Computer literacy required

  • Experience in development, implementation and monitoring of quality indicators, preferred

POSTED DATE: November 24, 2016 CLOSING DATE: until filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.