Focus of Duties:
Provide and coordinate Speech Pathology services to clients seen in the Statewide Audiology Service (includes the Tasmanian Cochlear Implant Clinic & Diagnostic Audiology Clinic).
1. Provide specialised clinical assessment, diagnosis and intervention to children and adults referred to the Tasmanian Cochlear Implant Clinic.
2. Act as a resource person in the area of clinical expertise, working as an effective member of the multidisciplinary Statewide Tasmanian Cochlear Implant Clinic team to ensure treatment/intervention plans are appropriate.
3. Promote a case coordination approach to the management of children referred to the clinic.
4. Maintain files and progress reports for the purpose of ensuring the availability of information and compliance.
5. Initiate and contribute to the development, implementation and review of policies, procedures and clinical practice guidelines for speech pathology services and where relevant for the multidisciplinary team.
6. Provide authoritative technical and policy advice which draws on in depth knowledge of speech pathology practice and act as a statewide resource in speech pathology for children and adults with cochlear implants.
7. Actively participate in and contribute to the organisation’s Quality & Safety and Work Health & Safety processes, including the development and implementation of safety systems, improvement initiatives and related training, ensuring that quality and safety improvement processes are in place and acted upon.