Position Details
Reference Number 33209
Position Title Speech Pathologist - Community Based Rehabilitation
Employment Type Temporary Full Time
Location Sunshine Hospital
Position Summary

About Us
Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 800,000 people. We have more than 6,700 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth will see the completion of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital.

About the Role

An opportunity exists for an experienced Speech Pathologist to join our dynamic and innovative Community Based Rehabilitation at Western Health. Based at Sunshine Hospital, this full time, locum position (ceasing 30/06/2019) is well supported by the Speech Pathology and multidisciplinary teams and has a diverse range of clients.


  • Assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders within the community rehabilitation.
  • Supervision of Grade 1 staff
  • Clinical education
  • Contribute to and/or lead quality improvement
  • Ensure safe and high quality patient care is delivered in line with Western Health values and policies

 Skills & Experience

  • Expertise in dysphagia and communication assessment/management within the subacute and/or community rehabilitation setting
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and electronic communication skills
  • Commitment to continuous quality improvement, clinical research and professional development of self and others
  • Experience with staff and/or student supervision will be highly regarded.


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience. Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a working with children’s check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person susan cronin
Contact Number 83451283
Alternate Contact Person Sally Brinkmann
Alternate Contact Number 8345 0316
Closing Date 15/11/2018
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