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Speech Pathologist

Speech Pathologist

Job Description

Posting Note: CB

This position is responsible for providing speech-language pathology services to a pediatric population, from neonate to adolescent, including evaluation and treatment in the areas of communication and swallowing.

PCH Values
  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.
Position Duties 1. Evaluates and treats patients with communication and swallowing disorders/delays, demonstrating knowledge of normal growth and skills necessary to provide age appropriate services. Uses pediatric based behavior management strategies and matches diagnostic/therapeutic interventions to age and disability of the child. Establishes appropriate treatment plan with age-appropriate goals and target timeframes, which are discussed with family and mutually agreed upon.
2. Maintains appropriate documentation per the Policies & Procedures Manual in compliance with JCAHO and CARF standards, including participation in Total Quality Management. Organizes, develops, implements, and coordinates speech-language pathology component of patient care with other disciplines within the hospital and resources within the community, including discharge planning via charting, letters, care conferences, and rounds. Participates in educational and research activities as required
3. Assists in the monitoring of speech/pathology students.
4. Evaluates recommended needs for equipment and supplies.
5. Builds and maintains rapport within the department, hospital, and community, professionally interacting with physician, families, and hospital/community personnel.
6. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements
  • Master's Degree or higher from an accredited university. (Required)
Experience Requirements
  • Prior pediatric experience (Preferred)
Certification/License/Registry Requirements
  • Department of health services speech license by start date. (Required)
  • Both the Fingerprint Clearance Card and AZ licensure must be obtained prior to employment date (Required)
  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association prior to start date. (Required)
  • ASHA certification (Required)
Skill Requirements
  • speech and language, cognitive and feeding experience preferred. (Required)
  • MBS (Required)
Physical Requirements
  • Physical Requirement - Climbing (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Hearing (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Reaching (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Sitting (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Standing (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Talking (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Walking (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Near Vision (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Far Vision (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination (Constantly)
  • Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment (Frequently)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance (Occasionally)
  • Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance (Occasionally)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases (Applicable)
  • Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid (Applicable)

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 11472
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Speech Pathologist


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