Speech Pathologists assess and manage people who have communication and/or swallowing difficulties.
At St Vincent's, we work with people across the continuum of care - from the acute setting through to the community. We also co-ordinate the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program which aims to improve access to health care for people with a hearing impairment. Our Speech Pathologists are also involved in education, research and student training.
Our Staff work across the health service, in
- Acute Inpatients
- Rehabilitation and GEM inpatients
- Residential Care
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program (DHOH)
Speech Pathologists also work within other programs at St Vincent's, including:
- Community rehabilitation centres (CRCs)
- Rehabilitation in the Home (RITH)
- Young Adult Complex Disability Service (YACDC)
- HACC Domiciliary Service
- HARP Programs
Interprofessional New Graduate Program
One of the most significant transitions in a graduate’s career is the move from student life into a role as a qualified health professional. The Interprofessional Graduate Program offers a structured program for allied health new graduates to explore the importance of collaborative practice, and to enhance clinicians’ skills and confidence in working in teams. The benefits of collaborative practice include the capacity to optimize team members’ strengths, share case management, reduce stress on health workers by engendering support and trust, enhance job satisfaction and provide better services to the community.
The Program is designed to complement the induction and supervision already available to new staff within each discipline and to support an interprofessional approach to graduates. It is an opportunity to welcome and induct new staff and to give them a sense of the culture and expectations of the organisation.
Building F - Bolte Wing, Ground Floor, 14 Nicholson St Fitzroy
(03) 9231 3840
Level 1 St George's Hospital Cotham Rd Kew
(03) 9816 0444