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Paediatric Speech Pathology Team Clinical Lead


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Paediatric Speech Pathology Team Clinical Lead

Apply now Job no: 493623
Work type: Permanent
Location: South Brisbane
Categories: Allied Health

About the role

Mater Speech Pathology and Audiology Department is recruiting a highly experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Speech Pathologist to lead our Paediatric Speech Pathology team. The Paediatric Speech Pathology Clinical Team Lead is a permanent, full time, HP4 position.

Salary range: $53.85 - $57.92 (Health Practitioner Level 4) per hour plus superannuation

What you’ll be doing

The successful candidate will be required to co-ordinate a small team and independently deliver high level paediatric speech pathology clinical services across a broad and complex range of clinical areas with infrequent need for supervision. This role requires independent caseload management with use of high-level problem-solving skills and advanced knowledge of evidence-based practice to inform at times complex clinical decision making and practice that ensures patients receive best possible speech pathology care and achieve optimal outcomes.

This role will be responsible for the co-ordination, oversight and delivery of clinical services in varied and complex areas including neonatal, infant and paediatric inpatients of the Mater Mother’s Hospital (MMH) and Mater Mother’s Private Hospital (MMPH) and Mater Children’s Private Hospital (MCPH) as well as private paediatric outpatient services.

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess a very high level of clinical knowledge and decision-making to design and implement appropriate evidence-based therapeutic interventions to non-routine patients
  • Deliver advanced speech pathology clinical and consultancy services commensurate with knowledge and skill to assess, diagnose and provide intervention for neonates, infants and children with complex feeding/swallowing and communication disorders
  • Integrate high level knowledge of contemporary evidence-based clinical and instrumental assessment procedures and intervention approaches to independently analyse and interpret clinical measures, including cervical auscultation and pulse oximetry
  • Demonstrate experience working with patients in the following clinical areas:
    • Neonatology across the continuum of care
    • Paediatric dysphagia resulting from premature birth, acquired brain injury, cleft lip and palate, cardiac and respiratory disorders, neurological impairment and gastrointestinal disorders
  • Work closely and effectively as a member of numerous multidisciplinary teams to provide speech pathology assessment and treatment to infants and children in an acute hospital setting within an evidence-based framework.

Non-clinical but essential responsibilities of this role include:

  • Provision of regular professional supervision (including competency training) to less experienced speech pathologists
  • Co-ordination, oversight and supervision of allied health assistants and undergraduate speech pathology students in the area of paediatrics
  • Leading and contributing to education programs for paediatric speech pathologists (e.g. professional development) and members of the multidisciplinary team (e.g. nursing staff)
  • Providing high level clinical advice to professional and operational supervisors, service managers and other stakeholders regarding speech pathology service delivery and the development and improvement of clinical services.
  • Identifying, developing and implementing contemporary, dynamic and evidence-based paediatric speech pathology (and multi-disciplinary) clinical practices, procedures and protocols across the inpatient and outpatient setting (within private and public sectors)
  • Monitoring and reporting on paediatric speech pathology clinical practices, resources, activity and outcomes to initiate, plan and lead to quality improvement projects and research initiatives that will enhance service and patient outcomes.

About you

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Speech Pathology
  • Current membership of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA)
  • Eligibility to receive a provider number through Medicare
  • Demonstrated high level experience with high risk neonates and paediatric patients with complex communication or feeding disorders
  • Additional training qualifications such as Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) would be very highly regarded

In return for your skills, effort and enthusiastic commitment you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients, consumers and community.

Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 3 March 2021. Please include a cover letter and a short response (maximum two pages) detailing your suitability for the role.

For further information specific to the position, please contact Lucy Lyons, Speech Pathology Lead on 07 3163 8685.

Advertised: 10 Feb 2021 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 03 Mar 2021 E. Australia Standard Time

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