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Speech Language Pathologist 3 - BC Children’s Hospital

Speech Language Pathologist III

BC Children’s Hospital



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



The Speech-Language Pathologist for the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial program is a designated Clinical Specialist regularly asked to consult, give clinical advice and training to others including speech-language pathologists and health care professionals throughout British Columbia, Canada, and internationally, and, participates and follows guidelines as set by the American Cleft Palate Association.  Working collaboratively within an inter-professional environment applies knowledge, skills and clinical expertise to assess, plan, implement and evaluate goals and care plans for patients with cleft palate-craniofacial impairments and concomitant pathologies. 

What you’ll do

  • Assess and diagnose communication disorders in children with, or suspected of having, cleft palate and/or other craniofacial conditions, including assessment of oral motor/ pre-speech skills as appropriate. Use standardized and non-standardized assessment procedures including perceptual and instrumental measures (e.g., nasometry, pressure-flow analysis, nasoendoscopy and videofluoroscopy).   
  • Determine whether speech disorders are structural, phonological, compensatory or neuromuscular in nature; makes recommendations regarding appropriate management; (i.e., surgical intervention, speech prostheses, and/or speech therapy.).  Consult with surgical team on appropriate surgical procedures.   
  • Recommend an appropriate remediation program in the form of direct therapy, consultation and training to parents, care-givers, and/or professionals, periodic follow-up where necessary, and/or referrals to other professionals as indicated. 
  • Share assessment and treatment recommendations with parents and team members, and with community service providers and professionals in the community as appropriate.  Provide consultative support to community therapists regarding appropriate intervention strategies for individual clients.  Liaise with other agencies to ensure adequate follow-up of communication problems
  • Contribute to the coordination of the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Program clinics: facilitates prioritization of clinic consultations and referrals, and, recommended follow-up for children based on guidelines for best practice for assessment and treatment of cleft lip/palate and related condition in the correct sequence from birth to age 19.


What you bring

  • Graduation from an academic program in speech-language pathology approved by the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia.
  • Five (5) years recent, related clinical experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Masters level education and/or training specific to cleft lip and palate.
  • Certification / demonstrated successful completion of advanced training or education specific to cleft lip and palate beyond entry level to practice.
  • Full registration in the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of British Columbia. 


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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time (0.80 FTE - Until August 31, 2023)

Wage: $38.40 to $48.01 per hour

Location: 4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600

Requisition # 128569E

What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (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.

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PHSA and BCCH 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. 


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