Competition #: 05582300
Bargaining Unit: HSA
University Hospital of Northern British Columbia
Reports to Manager
Open until filled.
Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? UHNBC currently has an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to the Speech-Language Pathology department.
In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization and in accordance with professional standards and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of B.C., the Speech-Language Pathologist. provides evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders to adult acute care inpatient/outpatient patients. The Speech-Language Pathologist may work directly with clients and/or with their caregivers or other persons who regularly interact with them for the purpose of creating environments that promote optimal communication/swallowing. The Speech-Language Pathologist contributes to the organization and the overall goals of the department/program quality assurance initiatives, meetings, and education.
Hours of work
Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$40.53 – $50.62 per hour
University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) is the largest acute care facility (268 beds) in Northern Health and is the hub for specialized health services. It is a full-service hospital and home to a new cancer centre for Northern BC, including a wide range of cancer treatments. Provides undergraduate physician training through the Northern Medical Program, run by the University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia. UHNBC is also a key clinical education site for nursing and many health sciences students at UNBC, the College of New Caledonia, BCIT and other institutions.
Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.
What Northern Health has to offer you!
- Comprehensive benefits packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
- Four weeks’ vacation with one year of continuous service
- Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
- Employee referral program
- Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
- Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
- “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Governments for eligible professions.
- Current registration as a Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of BC
- One year’s clinical experience with adults in a hospital setting and/or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Valid BC Driver’s license where required.
Skills and Abilities
- Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments.
- Knowledge of communication and dysphagia standardized tests, measures, use of equipment and related techniques.
- Teaching: Ability to teach and provide effective consultation to patients, caregivers, and other health care professionals.
- Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
- Communication: Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients, caregivers, and members of the interprofessional care team, both verbally (one-on-one and in groups) and in writing.
- Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively.
- Applies the problem-solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision-making skills using a systems approach.
- Human Caring and Relationship-Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
- Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities.
- Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interprofessional team and collaborates across disciplines.
- Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and empowerment.
- Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
- Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
- Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Windows-based programs. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing.
- Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometres and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.