Speech Pathologists

Dates: Ongoing
Location: Various
Work Type: Locum

Description

We are seeking Speech Pathologists to provide individual services within your scope of practice to eldery Australians in a Residential Aged Care Facility (RACF) or home-based setting.

Your primary duties and responsibilities will include:

  • evaluating, diagnosing and treating speech, language, communication and swallowing disorders
  • training and educating family/caregivers and other professionals
  • working collaboratively with professionals from other disciplines and providing clinical expertise in speech pathology as required
  • complying with the client and resident documention standards
  • diligently applying infection control measures and strategies in accordance with industry standard guidelines and practices
  • enhancing the dignity, integrity, rights and confidentiality of residents and their families
  • accurately reporting any incidents, hazards and near misses in a timely and professional manner and in accordance with OH&S reporting procedures of Aspen Aged Healthcare and the RACF
  • complying with all privacy legislation requirements and relevant confidentiality policies when communicating information pertaining to residents, team members and the operations of the RACF
  • taking care of your own health and safety and others in the workplace.

Experience and Qualifications Required

Mandatory

  • eligible to work in Australia
  • current police and Working with Vulnerable People checks or preparedness to apply prior to deployment
  • completion of the Australian Government’s online Infection Control Training COVID-19 module and other modules as required by Aspen Aged Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Speech Pathology) from an Australian accredited university or equivalent
  • current Speech Pathology Australia membership
  • minimum 2 years relevant clinical experience working with Geriatric caseloads and/or adult rehabilitation caseloads over the past 5 years
  • compassion and a commitment to providing continuity of care to elderly residents impacted by the COVID19 outbreak
  • flexibility and preparedness to learn on the job and work in a fast-evolving environment
  • commitment to personal safety and the safety of residents and all other stakeholders
  • ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion.

Desired

  • minimum 250 hours of relevant clinical experience in the last 12 months
  • evidence of participation in the Professional Self-Regulation (PSR) program through Speech Pathology Australia and a certified copy of PSR membership. The participant must accrue a minimum of 60 points in 3 years, with a minimum of 15 points each year.

Contact Information

To register your interest please email [email protected] or complete the application form below.

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