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Speech Language Pathologist - Bedside - Levine Children's Hospital

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 53759
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005037703-Speech and Audiology - LCH

Overview

Job Summary

Evaluates, plans, directs and administers programs of speech-language pathology in an acute level setting, upon referral by the physician. Plans and conducts speech-language pathology programs to restore function, prevent disability, and help patients reach their maximum level of independence. Performs supervisory duties.



Essential Functions

  • Provides direct therapy services to patients admitted to a level of care where service provision is required 7 days a week, including holidays (acute care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility).
  • Evaluates patients, selects and administers assessment techniques, synthesizes information to establish appropriate patient care plan to include necessary modalities, procedures, exercise programs, therapeutic groups and patient education as warranted by a holistic view of the patient's diagnosis, condition, age, and contextual needs of discharge disposition.
  • Gathers and interprets appropriate data from the medical record, physician reports, patient, and/or family as evidenced by documentation.
  • Documents evaluations, tests, progress notes, daily treatment notes, attendance records, patient/family education, outcomes, discharge notes and charges and recommends solutions to patient care problems.
  • Re-evaluates patients as needed, modifying goals and treatment as patient's status changes.
  • Communicates patient's evaluation and subsequent progress to physician, referral sources, and other clinical staff and coordinates patient's schedule, treatment programs, discharge planning and recommends solutions to patient care problems.

Physical Requirements

Hearing (corrected) adequate for oral/aural communication. Vision (corrected) adequate for reading. Intelligible speech and adequate language/cognitive skills to perform job duties. Sitting, standing, and walking required throughout the day. Job duties sometimes require climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, bending; on occasion, crouching, crawling and reaching overhead. Lifting of patients, equipment or supplies will be required up to 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally. Must be able to demonstrate any appropriate exercise and activities to patients/caregivers. Personal Protective Equipment such as gloves, goggles, gowns, and masks are sometimes required due to possible exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood and body fluids. Work is in a fast-paced clinical environment. The work environment is primarily indoors but occasionally outdoors.



Education, Experience and Certifications

Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology program required. NC license for Speech Language Pathology required. One (1) year experience as a licensed Speech Language Pathologist. Possess and maintain Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification from the American Heart Association required. Meets all requirements of the Rehab Services Career Ladder Guidelines for a Level II therapist as approved by the Rehab Credential Council.