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Speech-Language Pathologist - Inpatient - Hospital Facility

Company: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Why CHOP? CHOP is No. 1 on Forbes' 2022 list of America's Best Large Employers! We are so proud to share that we are ranked No. 1 on Forbes' 2022 list of America's Best Large Employers. Our employees are the reason CHOP is such a great place to work, and they have navigated the uncertainties of the pandemic with strength, resilience, and an unwavering commitment to our mission. INSIDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL We are always learning, growing, and exploring in our effort to deliver the highest quality, compassionate, family-centered care. Beautiful Breakthroughs. Every Day. Learn More. At Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we help children grow and thrive - and we offer these same opportunities to the professionals who make up our team. CHOP is a unique work environment, with exceptional team members, supportive managers, and state-of-the-art training. Our employees are all empowered to realize their well-defined goals because we believe everyone makes a difference - it's the very foundation on which our hospital is built. Job Summary Provides evaluation and treatment of speech, language, and oral motor function to an assigned group of patients. Provides consultation to medical, allied health, and education personnel. Provides education and instruction to patients, families/significant caregivers, health care professionals, students, and the community. Seeking a full-time pediatric speech-language pathologist to provide inpatient dysphagia, speech, and language services to a varied population of infants and children with neurological, developmental, and medically based communication and feeding/swallowing disorders. Provide outpatient dysphagia services including in-office evaluations and Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies to a varied population of infants and children with feeding/swallowing disorders. Consult with medical and therapy personnel. Provide education and instruction to patients, families, health care professionals, students, and the community. Dysphagia and cognition/language experience is required.Job Responsibilities

  • Independently evaluates patients with known or suspected communication disorders (including speech, language, and oral motor dysfunction) using both non-standardized and standardized evaluation tools. Records evaluation findings according to Departmental and Hospital procedures. Refers patients to medical and educational services, when appropriate. Seeks support from more senior staff, when needed. Develops an individual therapy plan for each assigned patient which includes goals of treatment. Updates goals and records patient progress according to Departmental and Hospital procedures. Seeks support from more senior staff, when needed. Presents and defends evaluation findings, progress, and recommendations to patients, families/significant caregivers, and health care professionals. Instructs family members and caregivers in-home therapy programs. Consults with health care and education staff to promote the patients' communication skills. Participates in Departmental or program-based functions (i.e., staff meetings, Departmental continuing education activities, workgroup meetings/committees, Quality Improvement projects, and equipment/supplies maintenance and ordering). Teachers within the Department, Hospital, professional community, and non-professional community. Provides consultative services outside of the Hospital setting.Required Licenses/Certifications The license in Speech-Language Pathology (within 3 months of hire) CCC-SLP Required Education Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology Preferred Education Completion of Clinical Fellowship in pediatric medical-based setting Additional Technical Requirements High level of analytical skill in order to work independently to identify and plan for the resolution of problems encountered in clinical and research duties. High level of skill in various assessment procedures pertaining to speech and language skills in the pediatric population. Fundamental research skills include a general understanding of research methodology, design, and statistics. To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families, and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on-site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19. This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state, and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey must attest to not using tobacco products. EEO / VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Keywords: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia , Speech-Language Pathologist - Inpatient - Hospital Facility, Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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