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

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


  • 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.

Hartford, CT

Projected Schedule (not guaranteed)
Will Add Later

Requisition Number

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.



  • 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



  • 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.


  • 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.


Supervision of graduate students or Clinical Fellows (CFs).