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Speech Language Pathologist, Pediatrics, Full Time - Hometown, PA

Company: St Luke's University Health Network
Location: Tamaqua
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of 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 rendered.
  • 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 meetings.
  • 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.

EDUCATION:

Master's degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited institution.

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 Employer.

Keywords: St Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Speech Language Pathologist, Pediatrics, Full Time - Hometown, PA, Other , Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

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