Speech Language Pathologist - Full Time 40 hours at Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Hartford, Connecticut





Job Description:




Job Title
Speech Language Pathologist - Full Time 40 hours

Status
Full Time

Education and Experience

Master's degree in Speech/Language Pathology or equivalent is required.


Three years experience in pediatrics and/or hospital setting is preferred.


Knowledge of:



  • Theories, principles, techniques & practices of professional speech-language pathology

  • Medical terminology

  • ICD-9 and CPT medical billing codes

  • HIPAA and confidentiality requirements for medical records


Skills:



  • Use beginner to intermediate word processing programs

  • Effectively communicate with patients, families, and other providers


Ability to:



  • Follow routine verbal or written instructions

  • Gather data, compile information, & prepare reports

  • Make administrative and procedural decisions

  • Supervise and train new employees and students

  • Organize resources and establish priorities

  • Operate within the collaborative framework of interdisciplinary patient care

  • Analyze and solve complex problems



Licenses and Certifications

State of Connecticut Speech Pathologist License required;


OR eligible for State of Connecticut Speech Pathologist License, AND License required within 45 days.


OR, documented plan for supervised professional experience approved by the CT Department of Public


Health leading to licensure; License required within one year.


Current Certificate of Clinical Competency issued by the American Speech Language Hearing Association


within one year of hire.


Current Basic Life Support (BLS) / CPR in adult, child & infant within 6 months of hire.



Location
Hartford, CT

Projected Schedule (not guaranteed)
Will Add Later

Requisition Number
9933




Department
Speech Therapy-020825

Job Description

The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is accountable for providing diagnostic and rehabilitative services


to pediatric patients at risk for speech, voice, language, hearing, communication, swallowing, and related


disabilities. Services are provided in both the acute care and outpatient setting to children with a range of


developmental and medical diagnoses. The SLP is also accountable for self and department development


and works on projects and assignments aligned with professional interests and departmental needs, in


accordance with the established Professional Practice Model.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES


PATIENT CARE:



  • Screen, identify, diagnose, intervene and follow-up for disorders of: articulation, fluency, and voice;


phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics; oral, pharyngeal, upper-esophageal swallow


and related functions; cognitive aspects of communication; social aspects of communication.



  • Support and consult to all professionals, family members and other communication partners of individuals


with speech, voice, language, communication, and swallowing disabilities. Refer when appropriate.



  • Select, fit and establish effective use of appropriate prosthetic/adaptive devices for speaking and


swallowing (e.g., tracheoesophageal valves, electrolarynges, speaking valves, AAC devices).



  • Use instrument technology to diagnose and treat disorders of communication and swallowing


(e.g.videofluoroscopy, nasendoscopy, ultrasonography, stroboscopy).



  • Provide aural rehabilitation and related counseling services to individuals with hearing loss and to their


families.



ADMINISTRATIVE:



  • Partner with front office and management to assure insurance authorization

  • Prepare and provide timely written reports to physicians, families, and insurance providers

  • Monitor and support policies pertaining to patient/family attendance

  • Measure contributions to the department in terms of productivity and related performance accountabilities.



QUALITY IMPROVEMENT:



  • Measure outcomes of treatment and conduct continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of practices and


programs to improve and maintain quality of services.



  • Engage in evidenced-based practice activities

  • Participate in chart reviews and environmental rounds.



Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific


populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice. Demonstrates cultural


sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families.



Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are


consistent with the Connecticut Children's Core Behaviors.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES


Supervision of graduate students or Clinical Fellows (CFs).