Speech Language Pathologist (Full-time, Part-time, & Casual - Various Sites)

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care

Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B, Canada · St Paul, MN, USA · St. Louis, MO, USA · Vancouver, BC, Canada · British Columbia, Canada
Posted on Friday, January 5, 2024

Are you a Speech Language Pathologist looking to be part of a diverse interdisciplinary Allied Health team with a fantastic culture doing impactful work while earning competitive pay?

Did we mention a great benefits package including unlimited massage and physiotherapy?

Providence Health Care's Speech Language Pathology department is currently accepting applications for both our acute and long-term care teams at various sites across the City of Vancouver. Our SLPs are key members of our Allied Health team, working closely with other Allied disciplines like Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy as well as other members of our care teams to tackle the rewarding variety of treatment needs of the patient populations we serve. With a tight-knit and supportive departmental working environment that fosters a sense of community amongst practitioners dedicated to patient care, being an SLP at Providence provides incredible opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, mentorship, and professional development.

Recognizing the importance of work-life balance, Providence is proud to offer a range of opportunities including full-time, part-time, and casual, with no evenings, limited weekends, and most shifts starting at 8AM and finishing by 4PM. SLP roles with Providence also offer a very competitive benefits package for eligible employees, from medical/dental benefits (including unlimited massage and physiotherapy) and pension plan to paid vacation and the stability and job security of a unionized position.

With SLP roles across multiple sites, working with Providence provides opportunities to work in a variety of settings to expand your professional skill set, from long-term care to Urban Health.

If you'd like to learn more, apply today! No cover letter required.

Who we are:

Providence is a non-profit healthcare provider with over fifteen sites, including a large tertiary hospital in the heart of Vancouver’s beautiful and vibrant Downtown, a smaller community hospital in the idyllic Mount Pleasant neighborhood, five long-term care facilities, as well as other clinics.

As a leading teaching and research organization, and the provincial referral center for Cardiac, HIV/AIDS, and Renal Care, we provide services ranging from acute and long-term care to leading substance use and addiction treatment supporting some of BC’s most marginalized communities. Guided by the motto “how you want to be treated”, delivering exceptional patient and family-centered care is our mission.

Why Providence?

Curious about the impact you'd have as an SLP at Providence or culture of our Allied Teams? Check out the videos below to learn about one of our patient's journey and meet some of the members of the team you'd be joining:

"Daring to be Caring" - the impact of SLP at PHC and in the ICU

Celebrating Allied Health Professionals at PHC

Reporting to the SLP Site Leader or Professional Practice Leader, Speech Language Pathology, provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for primarily neurologically impaired adults with communication and/or swallowing problems, counseling to patients and caregivers, consultation to staff and community agencies, inservice education, teaching and student supervision.

Qualifications / Skills and Education

Current registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of British Columbia.

Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with patients and families when assessing and treating communication and/or swallowing disorders.
Ability to provide supervision and teaching to students.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides direct intervention for inpatients/outpatients/residents with communication and/or swallowing problems.
Uses appropriate assessment instruments to determine diagnosis and candidacy for therapy; develops an appropriate individualized therapy program.
Maintains effective communication with all staff. Works collaboratively with the team, the patient and family in identifying treatment goals. Liaises with treatment team regarding patient management through verbal and written reports, i.e. rounds, conferences. Makes appropriate recommendations/referrals and arranges for follow-up as needed. Communicates effectively with colleagues within the department to ensure quality patient care.
Educates patients, families and/or staff about communication and swallowing deficits and provides suggestions and education regarding the ongoing management of the deficit areas.
Maintains an organized work environment including shared work spaces, materials and patient records. Schedules patient/family treatment sessions according to caseload guidelines.
Reports and discusses issues or problems relating to patient care with Professional Practice Leader. Keeps Professional Practice Leader informed of patient load, waitlists, and referral sources. Assists Professional Practice Leader in identifying service gaps/opportunities for improving service delivery.
Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding the service with input from other staff as needed.
Completes assessment reports and maintains up-to-date progress reports, relevant correspondence, records, daily treatment statistics, etc., following established procedures.
Maintains current knowledge base through interaction with other members of the Communication Disorders department and colleagues in other facilities. Regularly participates in authorized educational activities on topics relevant to practice. Assists the Professional Practice Leader in identifying, developing and implementing quality improvement initiatives.
Maintains knowledge of relevant community resources.
Develops, implements and evaluates inservice education and education programs for patients and families independently or in collaboration with other staff.
Assists the Professional Practice Leader in coordinating the student fieldwork experience program. Provides clinical supervision and opportunities for student observations as required.
Represents Communication Disorders on interdisciplinary committees as directed by the Professional Practice Leader. Assists the Professional Practice Leader in identifying site initiatives that require Speech-Language Pathologist input.
Independently or in collaboration with others identifies research opportunities and develops research projects through methods such as drafting proposals and collecting data. Integrates the application of research findings into practice.
Maintains department equipment/materials/supplies and provides input to the Professional Practice Leader regarding equipment, supply and space needs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.