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
- 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.
- 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.
To register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the application form below.