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Research Speech Therapist, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 25425

Updated: June 20, 2022

Location: Foothills Campus

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Position Overview

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Speech Therapist. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Laboratory Manager.  

The primary purpose of this position will to deliver an Multi-Modal Aphasia Therapy (M-MAT) speech therapy intervention to stroke survivor participants as apart of the REMAP study.  They will need to apply a broad range of clinical knowledge and expertise in rehabilitation to help mange and ensure appropriate conduct for this project.  The clinical intervention will require a strong knowledge base of a trained health professional in speech therapy. 

This is a recurring part-time position working approximately 20 hours a week.  Recurring part-time employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule.  

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Deliver continuous M-MAT therapy to study participants, and make sure participants are engaged in therapy
  • Help determine what is most effective for individuals and the group push the field further. Determine and provide direct therapeutic intervention
  • Ensure that the data is handled carefully at all times
  • Direct therapy goals for patients with other research staff
  • Responsible for the safety of study participants will they are intervention
  • Responsible to maintain established programs and procedures
  • Ensure safe and proper use of all research therapy equipment
  • Ensure that work assigned is completed in timely manner
  • Ensures that the Principle Investigator and study coordinator is kept informed of activities and progress of work
  • Ensures that they are pleasant and respectful of all clients and co-workers

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master's level degree in Speech Language Pathology with at least 10 years of experience
  • Highly evolved skills in rehabilitation, with experience in stroke rehabilitation
  • Trained in several different types of speech rehabilitation for stroke to deliver M-MAT therapy
  • Possess strong analytical skills and documentation skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, negotiation, time management and organizational skills
  • Commit to understands University operating procedures
  • Current knowledge of standards of rehabilitation care and rehabilitation research
  • Demonstrated leader in rehabilitation with the ability to direct others in a rehabilitation setting
  • Ability to multi-task and deal with multiple simultaneous priorities in an effective manner
  • Possess good working knowledge of Microsoft Office / Windows Operating System and familiar with Mac IOS
  • Practices within the legal and ethical parameters of either the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

Application Deadline:  July 11, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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