Speech Language Pathologist

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Bargaining Unit:
Competition #:
Job Type:
Temporary Full Time
Speech Therapy
Hours of Work:
Date Posted:
September 15, 2022
Job Number:
Number of Positions:
Length of Position:
Approximately 1 year
Closing Date:
November 15, 2022

Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. State-of-the-art facilities, which opened in 2010, contribute to Bluewater Health’s Mission: We create exemplary healthcare experiences with patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit www.bluewaterhealth.ca or follow us on Facebook and YouTube.

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Each member of Bluewater Health is called to embrace patient and family-centred care in its fullest form. This includes using techniques and strategies to communicate “I care and I respect you,” providing information in a way patients and families can understand, listening to patients and families to learn what an exemplary healthcare experience means to them, and seeking their perspective throughout their stay and during improvement initiatives.


-Registration in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario required
-Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology required
-New Grads welcome to apply

Skill, Ability and Experience:

-Basic proficiency in the use of computers required
-Experience with adults in the area of dysphagia preferred
-Recent experience in a Hospital Speech-Language Pathology Department preferred

Principal Duties:

-Saturday coverage is provided on a rotational basis
-Provides services to adults in complex continuing care, acute care, rehabilitation, and to adult outpatients
-Provides services in areas of aphasia/motor speech disorders, dysphagia, voice, fluency, head injury and developmental language
-Possibility of visits to different hospital sites of Bluewater Health
-Participates in unit/department and Hospital Quality Improvement initiatives
-Completes continuing education requirements as necessary
-Other related duties as assigned

Successful applicant will be considered a multisite employee
Selection will be made on the basis of skill, ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 21.01 of the OPSEU Collective Agreement

Bluewater Health is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department at (519) 464-4400 extension 8391 or humanresources@bluewaterhealth.ca and we will endeavor to provide a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your accessibility needs.

We thank you in advance for your interest in Bluewater Health, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Bluewater Health policy, offers of employment to prospective employees are conditional upon the successful completion and disclosure of a Police Records/Vulnerable Sector Check.