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Grade 2 Speech Pathologist Neurology Service

12 November 2014

We are seeking a Speech Pathologist to join our enthusiastic and dynamic multidisciplinary team. Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is a statewide tertiary provider of specialist care in progressive neurology.

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Calvary Helath Care Bethlehem is a 60 bed health care facility providing a range of inpatient, community and ambulatory services for palliative care and progressive neurological conditions.

Grade 2 Speech Pathologist, Neurology Service
12 months at 24 hours a week Maternity Leave Position
(Potential to increase hours for periods throughout the 12 months to cover long service leave etc.,)

Note: Suitably experienced Grade 1 applicants may also be considered.

We are seeking a Speech Pathologist to join our enthusiastic and dynamic multidisciplinary team. Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is a statewide tertiary provider of specialist care in progressive neurology. The neurological team works within a neuro-palliative rehabilitation framework and aims to provide best practice assessment and holistic care for people with progressive neurological disorders and their families.

You will provide clinical assessment and management of people with progressive neurological conditions admitted to the inpatient neurological ward. This role includes the opportunity to extend your clinical knowledge and experience through a rotation in a specialist residential facility for people with progressive neurological conditions. In both settings you will work as part of the interdisciplinary team to ensure high quality, comprehensive, timely and co-ordinated care to optimize quality of life. The role involves management of; dysphagia (with potential to participate in videofluoroscopy assessment), communication impairment with exposure to a broad range of AAC (incl. high tech, low tech, dedicated and mainstream devices), saliva/secretion issues and oral health/hygiene problems.

Requirements:
- You will hold a Degree or equivalent qualification in Speech Pathology, giving eligibility for membership of the Speech Pathology Association of Australia.
- You will have a demonstrated knowledge and competency in relevant areas of Speech Pathology assessment and management.
- Current clinical knowledge in progressive neurology, dysphagia management or AAC is desirable.
- You will demonstrate an ability to work effectively within an interdisciplinary team and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Benefits include regular professional supervision and professional development opportunities, generous salary packaging, employee assistance program and free car parking. Potential to increase hours for periods throughout the 12 months to cover long service leave etc.

Enquiries and applications: Contact Roxanne Maule, Speech Pathology Manager for further information, T: (03) 9595 3474

A position description is attached for your reference.

Applications may be emailed to the above at BET.recruitment@calvarycare.org.au by close of business 26 November 2014.

Please note: Only applicants selected for intervew will be contacted.

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem is a service in the tradition of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, with values of hospitality, healing, stewardship and respect.

The successful candidate will be required to disclose any pre-existing injury or disease which may be adversely affected by the performance of the inherent requirements of the position and, have a demonstrated entitlement to work in Australia.

The successful candidate will be required to participate in a police record check and or Working with Children check prior to confirmation of appointment.

Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Ltd, 476 Kooyong Road Caulfield South, VIC 3162
ABN 81 105 303 704 www.calvarycare.org.au

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Applications close 30 November 2014