Speech Language Pathologist, Pediatrics, Full Time - Hometown, PA
Company: St Luke's University Health Network
Posted on: June 11, 2021
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its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable
asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to
satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering
commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured;
educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and
improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a
patient's ability to pay for health care.
The Speech Language Pathologist evaluates and treats individuals
with voice, fluency, speech, language and swallowing disorders.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provides quality care in the evaluation and treatment of voice,
fluency, speech, language, and swallowing impaired patients.
- Documents evaluation and treatment efforts as well as patient
response to treatment in accordance with established professional
guidelines. Bills patient's accounts for equipment and services
- Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff
members, physicians and referral sources.
- Maintains and upgrades clinical skills by participating in
continuing education activities, shares knowledge with peers.
- Participates in patient care conferences (eg. Rehab team) as
needed, departmental programs (eg. Better Speech and Hearing Month
activities) , in-services, and departmental and section
- Participates in Quality Improvement activities in the
Department and the hospital.
- Demonstrates productivity in terms of volume of patients seen
for speech pathology services.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting for up to 5 hours per day, 2 hours at a time. Standing
and walking up to 6 hours per day, 1 hour at a time. Twisting,
bending, kneeling, reaching, forward frequently to interact with
patients. Lifting adults, infants and children up to 50 lbs.
frequently to transfer from chair to floor and back, and frequently
carrying from one place to another. Adequate strength and mobility
to calm patients with disruptive behaviors (eg. Confused, combative
adults, children with temper tantrums who lift tables and chairs,
throw toys, etc.) Manual dexterity to manipulate equipment
controls. Good vision and hearing to observe subtle verbal and
nonverbal behaviors and to read Video Barium Swallow Studies.
Master's degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology
(CCC-SP) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
(ASHA) or in the process of obtaining such. Pennsylvania license in
Speech Pathology. Current CPR certification.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and
current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the
past seven (7) years, including your present employer.
Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume,
including all work history, education, and/or certifications and
licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a
profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application.
Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity
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