Speech & Lang Pathologist Outpatient Pediatrics

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New Haven, CT
Mar 18, 2019

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Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Summary:
Responsible for performance of all speech- language, communicative, and swallowing diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures on inpatients and outpatients; specifically, conducts evaluations and analyzes the results to diagnose the disorder; recommends and conducts appropriate rehabilitation intervention; counsels the patient and family (as approved by the patient) as to the current status of the patient and plans appropriate intervention to address the specific needs of the patient; writes reports on all diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures in the EMR.

Responsibilities:
  • 1. Clinical
  • 1.1. Able to interpret physician referrals to perform basic clinical evaluations.
  • 1.2. All patient care responsibilites will be performed consistent with age-specific criteria (see attached).
  • 1.3. Demonstrates technical skill and accuracy in performing basic treatments.
  • 1.4. Develops population specific treatment programs which reflect compliance with established clinical protocols where appropriate, monitors patient responses and terminates treatments when appropriate.
  • 1.5. Sets measurable and appropriate goals which reflect patient/family involvement and seeks appropriate assistance.
  • 1.6. Provides patient and family education.
  • 1.7. Initiates and maintains current records and reports concerning patient course, re-evaluates and updates goals, and plans as necessary, based on patient's response to treatment.
  • 1.8. Uses equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • 1.9. Reports malfunctioning or missing equipment to supervisor and takes corrective action to remove equipment from use.
  • 1.10. Assumes responsibility for order of working areas.
  • 1.11. Maintains a high standard of professional accountability with respect to safety, efficiency, effectiveness, ethics and legal issues.
  • 1.12. Demonstrates compliance with all hospital standards and regulations.
  • 1.13. Participates constructively in team conferences, rounds, clinics, and discharge planning, as appropriate.
  • 1.14. Utilizes Assistant and support staff and volunteers appropriately in the delivery of patient care.
  • 2. Educational
  • 2.1. Attends department in-services.
  • 2.2. Assists with orientation of staff as appropriate.
  • 2.3. Assists in orientation, education and guidance of support staff.
  • 2.4. Seeks opportunities to expand own knowledge of the profession and related fields.
  • 2.5. Meets required standards for documentation of attended inservices and Continuing Contact hours when applicable.
  • 3. Administration
  • 3.1. Complies with Hospital and Department Policies and Procedures.
  • 3.2. Participates in department Quality Assurance activities.
  • 3.3. Plans and organizes daily schedule optimally use time.
  • 3.4. Appropriately addresses patient coverage issues for scheduled time off.
  • 3.5. Carries patient load that reflects productivity standard of unit.
  • 3.6. Maintains documentation in accordance with hospital policy and regulatory requirements (HCFA, JCAHO, etc.).
  • 4. Clinical Supervision
  • 4.1. Participates in regular meetings with supervisor and/or team leader and reports pertinent information on a timely basis.
  • 4.2. Appropriately delegates responsibility to students and CFY's as required and maintains appropriate level of clinical supervision.
  • 4.3. Reports directly to area supervisor and indirectly to team leader.
  • 4.4. Provides clinical supervision to students as assigned.
  • 5. Human Relations Skills
  • 5.1. Demonstrates respect and regard for dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsive and courteous hospital environment.

    Other information:

    EDUCATION:

    Graduate of a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology; Completion of Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology preferred.

    EXPERIENCE:

    One (1) to two (2) years as a clinical speech language pathologist in a large medical center based practice preferred. Experience working with children and/or adults depending on the assigned setting. Clinical experience with a variety of diagnoses to include post-surgical, developmental, neurological, genetic, oncologic and traumatic.

    LICENSURE:

    Must maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as a Speech - Language Pathologist in CT.

    SPECIAL_SKILLS:

    Experience with FEES, MBS and TEP preferred. Excellent interpersonal, clinical, and organizational skills.
    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Accountable for providing timely assessment and treatment of patients in a manner that provides and exceptional patient experience. Accurate and timely documentation in the EMR is required. Must be able to collaborate with other team members in a patient-focused manner. Adherence to regulatory standards required.
    COMPLEXITY:

    Requires working with highly complex cases in a fast-paced environment. Position requires knowledge of age-specific assessments and treatment interventions.
    PHYSICAL_DEMAND:

    Requires exposure to blood and body fluids, hazardous materials and communicable diseases. Requires long
    periods of standing and walking. Requires lifting and positioning of patients.

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    Job Info

    Job: 2784

    Department: OP Pedi Rehab
    Category: Rehabilitation Svcs
    Shift: DAY/EVENING
    Hours: 40.00

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