Speech Pathologist
REQ158597 Requisition #

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Speech Pathologist Lvl 3
Remuneration: $100,151 - $103,503 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ158597

The Far West Local Health District makes up the western-most District in NSW, sharing its borders with South Australia, Queensland and Victoria. Far West LHD provides primary care to an estimated resident population of 30,099, employing over 800 staff across 10 facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia.

To promote our vision of “excellence in rural and remote health”, Far West LHD upholds its CORE values of Collaboration, Openness Respect, and Empowerment.

Are you up for living and working in the beautiful and rural NSW Outback, devoid of traffic and commuting? Check us out at https://jobs.health.nsw.gov.au/ You can also find us on Facebook.

What you'll be doing
Provide senior clinical oversight and interventions for the Speech Pathology team based within the Broken Hill Hospital and Health Service. Provide assessment and treatment to the adult and paediatric Speech Pathology Services utilising a collaborative practice model in a multidisciplinary team. The clinical services span the areas of acute, subacute, outpatient and community. Outreach and telehealth services may also be components of future services that will be required.

Skills and Knowledge

  1. Degree in Speech Pathology or equivalent as recognised by Speech Pathology Australia and eligibility for practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia, with advanced clinical generalist knowledge and extensive postgraduate experience and skills in Adult and Paediatric caseloads.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team to deliver high quality, evidence-based Speech Pathology services to paediatric and adult clients with complex communication and swallowing disorders within the acute, rehabilitation and general outpatient settings.
  3. Demonstrated advanced clinical reasoning, ability to apply professional judgement and Evidence Based Practice principles when performing novel, complex or critical tasks within the scope of practice of the profession.
  4. Demonstrated high level organisational, time management and prioritisation skills in an environment of competing clinical, supervisory and administrative demands.
  5. Demonstrated high-level written and verbal communication, consultation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate service delivery, individually or in collaboration with others, including quality improvement processes, and share the findings with other staff and stakeholders as appropriate.
  7. Demonstrated ability to apply and share professional expertise through the provision of effective clinical supervision, education and support to Level 1 / 2 Speech Pathology staff, tertiary students, Allied Health assistants, school based trainees and work experience students.
  8. Current unrestricted NSW driver’s license or equivalent, with willingness to travel for outreach programs, potentially with overnight stays.

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For role related queries or questions contact Tracy Herlihy on Tracy.Herlihy@health.nsw.gov.au

Applications Close: 9/4/2020

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