NTWC-AH2105001 Speech Therapist, Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Company/Organisation: Hong Kong Hospital Authority

Post Date: 3/5/2021

Job Title: Speech Therapist

Staff Group: Allied Health

Reference Number: NTWC-AH2105001

Job Type: Full Time

Location: New Territories West Cluster

Description: Office : Department of Speech Therapy, New Territories West Cluster Pay : HK$35,985 to HK$79,606 (HGPS Point 16 to Point 33) per month including Monthly Allowance (See Remarks 2) Key Responsibilities : I. Primary Function To deliver speech therapy services appropriate to their level of competency to achieve desired health outcomes by providing current, rational, safe and cost-effective speech therapy information and services. II. Key Result Areas/Job Description 1. Patient Care Process a) Provide assessment and treatment to patients with general communication and swallowing disorders independently. b) Deliver speech therapy services to complicated and difficult cases under the guidance of senior speech therapists. c) Conduct high risk procedures / specialized tests under the guidance of senior speech therapists. d) Provide counseling / education to patients and carers to maximize the positive benefits of the delivered therapy. e) Provide accurate, adequate and appropriate speech therapy information to patients and carers in a timely manner. f) Document all clinical activities and interventions accurately and completely for effective case management. g) Participate in multi-disciplinary healthcare programmes. 2. Other Professional Duties a) Participate in the following activities under the direction of senior speech therapists: - Collect, organize and evaluate clinical information for management use and clinical research. - Provide educational / training and development programs for speech therapy staff and other health professionals. - Develop treatment protocols, guidelines and standards. b) Conduct training for speech therapy students. 3. Managerial and Administrative Duties a) Ensure smooth day-to-day operation of the speech therapy service in an institution. b) Manage and monitor the work of supporting staff. 4. Quality and Risk Management a) Participate in quality improvement initiatives. b) Comply with the legal requirement, occupational safety and health requirements, established policies and practice standards in daily practice. 5. Knowledge and Skills a) Maintain effective working relationship with other health professionals. b) Demonstrate professional and ethical conducts in all job-related activities and compliance to legal requirements, occupational safety and health requirements, policies and practice standards. c) Organize and prioritize work assignments to ensure optimal performance in his/her own duties. 6. Training and Development a) Participate in in-service training programs. b) Maintain professional development. Entry Requirements : 1. A degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from a local university or equivalent. 2. a) Grade E in English Language (Syllabus B) and Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, or equivalent. OR b) Level 2 in English Language and Chinese Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, or equivalent. 3. Fluency in written English and Chinese as well as spoken English and Cantonese. Preferable Attributes / Exposure : 1. Communication skill. 2. Empathy. 3. Commitment to patient care. 4. Leadership. 5. Interpersonal skills. Remarks : For Serving HA Staff 1. The selected candidate will be offered either contract or fixed term appointment for 1 – 3 years depending on his/her existing employment terms. Serving contract employee will be offered contract employment with up to 15% total basic salary (after deducting the contribution of Mandatory Provident Fund by Hospital Authority) as end-of-contract gratuity upon completion of the contract with satisfactory performance. Serving permanent employee will be offered fixed term appointment after which the employee may be reverted back to his/her former substantive rank. 2. The offer of salary and allowance (Cash Allowance, Fixed-flexi Allowance or Monthly Allowance) for serving employees upon changes in appointment will be made in accordance with prevailing policies. For External Applicants 3. Appointment will be on contract terms for 1 – 3 years. Up to 15% of total basic salary (after deducting the contribution of Mandatory Provident Fund by Hospital Authority) as end-of-contract gratuity upon completion of the contract with satisfactory performance. 4. Retiring / retired HA staff who wish to continue working for HA after their normal retirement may also apply. If selected, the terms and conditions of employment will be offered in accordance with prevailing policies of the Retired and Rejoin Mechanism of HA. For All Applicants 5. Applicants who are going to graduate from Bachelor/Master degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from a local university (or equivalent) in 2021 may also apply. If selected, their appointment will be subject to their having satisfied all the appointment requirements. 6. For 2021 graduate whose final year transcripts are not available, please attach school examination results of all school years currently available for reference. 7. Selected candidate will be posted in Tuen Mun Hospital and may be required to work in another work location to meet service needs of the HA. 8. Job rotation would be arranged for the selected candidate if required. 9. May be required to work irregular hours. Please submit application online on or before 17 May 2021 . For enquiries, please telephone 3767 7232.

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