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Speech Language Pathologist -Levine Children's Hosptial - Full Time

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 59864
Job Family: Rehabilitative Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011005037703-Speech and Audiology - LCH


Job Summary

Plans and conducts Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) programs in a inpatient acute setting, upon referral from physician, to restore function, prevent disability and help patient reach maximum level of independence. 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). Supervises team and works closely with staff, patient and family to assure cohesive approach to care.

Essential Functions

  • 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.
  • Determines the rehabilitation needs, potential for achievement, identifies need for assistive devices, and develops a plan of care in conjunction with the patient's physician.
  • 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.
  • Maintains communication with clinical staff providing updates and changes in schedules, patient data or needs, and physician orders.
  • Instructs family members, home health aides and other clinical staff in appropriate therapy methods.
  • Incorporates short and long-term goals established in the plan of care into therapy, as evidenced by documentation in visit notes, monthly progress notes, and discharge summaries.
  • 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. 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 III therapist as approved by the Rehab Credential Council; including one year as a Level II therapist on the Rehab Services Career Ladder.