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Speech Pathologist or Senior Speech Pathologist - Expression of Interest

Mackay, QLD



Speech Pathologist

The Speech Pathology Department at the Mackay Base Hospital are currently seeking applications for a Speech Pathologist to join their team on a casual and temporary basis.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and successful candidates will be notified of available vacancies.

 About our Team

Our Speech Pathology Service delivers care to patients, both children and adults, throughout our hospital departments as well as in outpatient, community and rural settings. Our Speech Pathologists provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management to children and adults needing help with communication and/or swallowing.

Recruitment Process

  • This Expression of Interest collects a variety of information that will help identify potentially suitable applicants for future casual and temporary opportunities within Speech Pathology Department at Mackay Base Hospital.
  • If deemed suitable you will be contacted for additional selection processes (interview, reference checks and pre-employment checks) to further assess suitability for appointment.
  • If you are placed in the talent pool, you may be offered a position within the relevant time period, however your appointment to a position is not guaranteed.
  • By submitting an Expression of Interest, you will not automatically be considered for advertised vacancies. If you wish to be considered for a specific advertised vacancy at Mackay Hospital and Health Service, please submit your application for the relevant vacancy via the Smart Jobs website and follow the process outlined for that vacancy.

Benefits of working for Mackay HHS

Working for the Mackay HHS offers all the benefits of coast and country living and the convenience of a growing regional city where you can pursue a wide range of interests and lifestyles in a secure, family friendly and culturally diverse environment. We throw in eclectic cafes, restaurants and bars, quirky festivals and an arty and interesting community to make this a great place for those looking to escape the craziness of the city and try life at a different pace.

Mackay HHS provides a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities, provides roles with variety and flexibility, supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing and encourages work/life balance. Some additional benefits include:

  • A wide variety of clinical caseloads.
  • Speech pathology and multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Regular and supportive clinical supervision and professional support.
  • Comprehensive professional development programs, opportunities and supports including:
    • Supported clinical upskilling across specialist areas (e.g. Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study, laryngectomy management, tracheostomy management, paediatric feeding).
    • Learning packages and frameworks for extension of clinical and non-clinical skills (e.g. oncology, clinical supervision and education; leadership).
    • State-wide professional networks and working groups.
    • Professional Development Allowance in addition to in-house opportunities and base salary.
  • Digital Hospital with access to relevant technology and information systems to succeed in role.
  • Involvement in the direction and development of the speech pathology service (e.g. portfolios, quality improvement).
  • Opportunities for carer progression.
  • Access to flexible work arrangements.

 Testimonies from our current and past speech pathologists

  • “MBH was a great place to start my career! The team were so supportive and I was able to get great experience in a range of clinical areas. It really set me up for the next stage of my career in the best way possible.”
  • “Moving to a new city without any friends or family can be daunting, especially as an early career Speech Pathologist, however from the moment I arrived at Mackay Base Hospital I felt extremely welcomed by the Speech Pathology team and wider Multidisciplinary team as a whole. I felt extremely supported in my learning and supervision, and found the peer supervision, Journal clubs, and related evidence-based discussion with my colleagues helpful in my development as a Speech Pathologist.”
  • “One of the many reasons I enjoyed my time working at Mackay Base Hospital was the caseload variety. Even as a HP3 clinician I was trained and worked within several areas of more complex speech pathology practice including laryngectomy, cancer care and ICU.”

How to apply

For full details of this role and how to apply, please refer to the attached Role Description.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Applicants are to apply online and supply the requested documentation by attaching to their online application. Applications remain current for 12 months (permanent roles) or for the duration of the vacancy (temporary roles).


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Job Ad Reference QLD-500499-OP
Date Listed 18 August 2023
ContactMarnie Seabrook - A/Director
07 4885 7600