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Senior Speech Pathologist - Level 3

Far West Local Health District - Far Meadow, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Position Classification: Speech Pathologist Level 3
Remuneration: $100,451 - $103,814 per annum + employee benefits!
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ215838
Location: Broken Hill NSW 2880

About the Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity suited for an experienced Speech Pathologist passionate about delivering exceptional assessment and treatment to adult and paediatric clients. We are seeking a dedicated leader with the ability to provide senior clinical oversight and interventions for the Speech Pathology team based within the Broken Hill Hospital. Working in a smaller, rural health facility, you will have more autonomy and the opportunity to work across a wide range of clinical services including acute, subacute, outpatient and community.

Outreach and telehealth services may also be components of future services that will be required. You will be working within a collaborative, multidisciplinary team providing high quality clinical services to a diverse community of rural and remote clients. If you are up for an exciting career change with all the perks of country living, then this is the job for you!

What We Can Offer You

Working for the Far West LHD may come with the following benefits:
• 5 weeks paid annual leave every year
• Paid Allocated Day Off (ADO) every month
• Isolation & climate allowance
• Heavily subsidised staff accommodation (subject to availability)
• Generous salary sacrificing & packaging
• Special rates at local gyms
• Car leases & free parking at all facilities
• Support through advanced education and training

About Broken Hill

Often referred to as an “Oasis in the Outback”, Broken Hill is a thriving regional town in far west NSW full of diversity, history and character. Being Australia’s first city to be Nationally Heritage Listed, Broken Hill is a culturally rich town with a vibrant art scene with over 20 galleries (more than pubs)! The unique attractions, festivals and beautiful natural landscapes see tourists flock from all over, but the ones who stay quickly fall in love with the place and its liveability.

With a population just shy of 20,000, Broken Hill is small enough to allow for a relaxed country lifestyle, while big enough to provide all the desired facilities of a regional hub including major supermarkets and retail stores, excellent schools (7 primary & 2 high), multiple gyms & aquatic centre, well-known fast food franchises and a plethora of trendy restaurants, pubs and cafés.

The beautiful Murray-Riverina region is just 2.5 hours from Broken Hill, and after a short, 5-hour drive you can enjoy the beautiful Barossa Valley – South Australia’s internationally acclaimed wine region. For a town so unique, it’s really not that far away with just a short 1hr15m flight from Adelaide, a 2hr flight from Melbourne or a 2hr30m flight from Sydney.

Broken Hill truly is a town like no other with a supportive community that will welcome you with open arms. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Selection Criteria

  1. Degree in Speech Pathology or equivalent as recognised by Speech Pathology Australia and eligibility for practising membership of Speech Pathology Australia, with advanced clinical generalist knowledge and extensive postgraduate experience and skills in Adult and Paediatric caseloads.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team to deliver high quality, evidence-based Speech Pathology services to paediatric and adult clients with complex communication and swallowing disorders within the acute, rehabilitation and general outpatient settings.
  3. Demonstrated advanced clinical reasoning, ability to apply professional judgement and Evidence Based Practice principles when performing novel, complex or critical tasks within the scope of practice of the profession.
  4. Demonstrated high level organisational, time management and prioritisation skills in an environment of competing clinical, supervisory and administrative demands.
  5. Demonstrated high-level written and verbal communication, consultation, negotiation and conflict resolution skills, with proven ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  6. Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate service delivery, individually or in collaboration with others, including quality improvement processes, and share the findings with other staff and stakeholders as appropriate.
  7. Demonstrated ability to apply and share professional expertise through the provision of effective clinical supervision, education and support to Level 1 / 2 Speech Pathology staff, tertiary students, Allied Health assistants, school based trainees and work experience students.
  8. Current unrestricted NSW driver’s license or equivalent, with willingness to travel for outreach programs, potentially with overnight stays.

About the Far West LHD

The Far West Local Health District is one of 15 LHDs under NSW Health, providing high quality public health services to the communities in far west NSW. FWLHD has a mandate to provide the highest quality care and services to its communities using the latest clinical evidence and technological enablers. Our vision is to create excellence in rural and remote healthcare.

Key to our success of course, is our people. Our workforce is inclusive and diverse. We employ well over 800 clinicians and support staff across our 9 health facilities in Broken Hill, Balranald, Dareton, Ivanhoe, Menindee, Tibooburra, Wentworth, White Cliffs and Wilcannia. In the Far West LHD, we are working together to make a real difference to the health outcomes for our communities. We encourage you to consider joining our friendly team for a meaningful and rewarding career in rural and remote healthcare.

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For role related queries or questions contact Tracy Herlihy on [email protected]

Applications Close: 8/03/2021

Far Meadow, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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