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Speech Pathologist Grade 1 - Aquired Brain Injury (ABI)

LocationCaulfield Hospital
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: 69331
Category: Allied Health and Medical Science, Speech Pathology

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.


Permanent Position 

Full Time at 80 hours per fortnight including ADO 

Grade 1 Speech Pathologist Classification (VP3-VP7)

ABI Rehabilitation Service, Caulfield Hospital


The Department 

Alfred Health's Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Rehabilitation Centre provides rehabilitation services for people with moderate to severe acquired brain injuries including traumatic brain injuries, stroke, hypoxic brain injuries and other causes of non-progressive brain injury. The service is comprised of a 41-bed inpatient rehabilitation service, a community rehabilitation service and a 4-bed transitional living service.


The Position Summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and skilled Speech Pathologist to provide high-quality assessment and management of clients within the ABI Rehabilitation Service. You will also contribute to quality improvement and research activities within the ABI Service and broader speech pathology department.


The Grade 1 clinician is responsible for:
• Providing assessment and management of patients within the ABI Service, primarily in the areas of communication, cognition and swallowing
• Contributing to an interdisciplinary team approach to achieve optimal patient care and outcomes and to minimise clinical risk.
• Contributing to complex discharge planning, including NDIS and TAC processes


Skills and Experience Required

  • A recognised degree in Speech Pathology

  • Eligibility for membership of Speech Pathology Australia

  • Clinical experience in providing high-level assessment and management of clients with an ABI

  • Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of the clinical areas of dysphagia, communication and cognition

  • Experience with tracheostomy management is desirable but not essential

  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide high-quality rehabilitation within a patient-centred, goal-directed framework

Staff Benefits

  • Working as a key member of Alfred Health’s ABI Service provides you with access to regular clinical supervision and opportunities for continued professional development
  • Generous salary packaging and novated leasing are available through Maxxia
  • Access to health and wellbeing incentives
  • Discounted health insurance 
  • Staff Car Parking (subject to availability)



Please send enquiries to Cathy Naismith, Senior Speech Pathologist or Kate McCullough Speech Pathologist on 9076 7423


Applications close Monday, 27th May 2024

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption. 

Website: www.alfredhealth.org.au

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