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Speech Language Pathologist 2 - BC Cancer - Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
24 days ago
41.040 to 51.270 per hour
Speech Language Pathologist 2

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC

The Speech-Language Pathologist is responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer patients with speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders, including performing Certified Practices for the majority of the time which require Certified Practice Certificate(s) as recognized by the provincial college. The Speech-Language Pathologist provides patient and family education and counseling of clients/family on swallowing, speech and language rehabilitation. The Speech-Language Pathologist has experience in the care and treatment of cancer patients, including laryngectomy care/rehabilitation, and dysphagia and communication problems associated with cancer.

What you'll do

  • Perform screening, assessment and diagnosis for cancer patients with speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders such as dysphagia. This includes performing Certified Practices as recognized by the provincial college for the majority of the time, such as Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS), working with patients with a tracheostomy and/or ventilator dependency, Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Voice and Swallowing (FEEVS) and tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) techniques and prostheses.
  • Work closely with the BC Cancer Oncologists, Registered Dietitians and other relevant team members to ensure consideration of additional factors, such as cognitive factors, mental health, medical status, and environmental influences, which may affect assessment, subsequent diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.
  • Provide recommendations based on clinical findings and diagnoses and communicates these findings through informal and formal interdisciplinary meeting structures, patient rounds and written documentation.
  • Provide appropriate speech, language and swallowing services, including treatment, education and counseling of patients/family on swallowing, speech, and language rehabilitation.
  • Maintain detailed records and charting of the patient's assessment, treatment plan, interventions, progress, discharge and related matters according to professional and facility standards.

What you bring

  • Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from a University program recognized by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada.
  • Three (3) years of recent, related experience working with oncology patients in a hospital, rehabilitation or outpatient setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Eligible for certification with the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada.
  • Registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC (CSHBC).
  • Certified Practice Certificates from the CHSBC in the following:
    • Videofluoroscopic Assessment and Management of Adult Swallowing Disorders
    • Tracheoesophageal Voice Restoration Assessment and Management
    • Communication and Swallowing Assessment and Management for Tracheostomy
    • Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Voice and Swallowing (FEEVS) for Adults

You have:
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time

Wage: $41.04 - $51.27 per hour

Location: 600 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Mon -Fri; 0830-1630

Requisition Number: 159908E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.

BC Cancer is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BC Cancer are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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