Vancouver Coastal Health

Speech Language Pathologist - Rural Communities

Job ID 2023-109575
City Powell River
Work Location
Willingdon Creek Village
Department
Complex Care Administration
Home Worksite
36 - qathet General Hospital
Additional Sites
NSCG-Long Term Care-Extended + Bella Coola / Bella Bella
Labour Agreement
Health Science Professionals
Union
400 - HS Professional HSA
Position Type
Baseline
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
FTE
1.00
Standard Hours / Week
37.50
Job Category
Therapy Services
Salary Grade
12
Min Hourly
CAD $41.04/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $51.27/Hr.
Shift Times
0800-1600
Days Off
Saturday, Stats, Sunday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible

Salary

The salary range for this position is CAD $41.04/Hr. - CAD $51.27/Hr.

Job Summary

Come work as a Speech Language Pathologist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Relocation Assistance may be available. 

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Speech Language Pathologist to join the team working across Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola in BC. Apply today to join our team!

 

As a Speech Language Pathologist with VCH you will:

  • Work without general supervision to assess, diagnose and treat the full range of communication and swallowing disorders for adult clients in home, acute and long term care facilities, community, clinic settings or virtually to clients in remote areas of the health authority.
  • Complete client reports, educate clients/family, provide counselling and consultation, and present lectures.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team rounds, risk management and research, and provide leadership to new employees and Speech-Language Pathology students.

ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC

 

On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.

On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.

 

ABOUT BELLA BELLA, BC

 

Bella Bella is a beautiful island community off the central coast of British Columbia, 690 km north of Vancouver. It is surrounded by a magical world of channels, inlets and old growth forest. It is home to salmon, orcas, humpbacks, bald eagles and the other denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The climate is mild and the area is a paradise for kayaking, sport fishing, hiking and photography.

 

ABOUT BELLA COOLA, BC

 

Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel, 500 km north of Vancouver, with a population of about 1800 people. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute bed, 5 long term care beds and a 3 bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, Telehealth, Mental Health, Public Health, Home & Community Support Services. Also within the hospital are a medical clinic and a pharmacy.

Qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Current full registration with the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of British Columbia.
  • Three (3) years’ recent, related speech language practice dealing with adults with acquired communication disorders and dysphagia.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform clinical assessments either in person, or via virtual electronic/computerized methods.
  • Valid B.C. Driver’s License as local area travel requires the use of a vehicle, for which mileage will be reimbursed in accordance with the current collective agreement.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • Broad knowledge of other health disciplines and their role in healthcare.
  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
  • Sound knowledge base of neurological conditions, complex chronic diseases and acquired brain injury management.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer literacy and the ability to utilize current electronic and computerized equipment and applications in the course of duties.
  • Basic knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and influence group and inter-group processes, decision-making and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with clients and families in order to explore issues that are beyond the initial presented concerns.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related computer equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Demonstrated ability to determine and deal effectively with urgent situations, clients/families/residents.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other healthcare professionals.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.  Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.


***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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