Responsible for providing quality diagnostic and therapeutic care to individuals who have or are suspected of having communication, swallowing, or cognitive disorders. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.
PATIENT CARE - Diagnose, evaluate, educate and provide treatment to individuals who have or are suspected of having dysphagia
PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and treat patients with cognative-communicative disorders resulting from traumatic and non-trumatic brain injury
PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and treat patients with speech and language disorders
PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and treat patients with tracheostomy tubes and augmentation communication devices
PATIENT CARE - Evaluate and treat patients with pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders
PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Master's Degree in related discipline
License to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in State of New Mexico or obtain within 30 days of position
Certificate of Clinical Competence through American Speech Language Hearing Assoc or Clinical Fellowships will be considered
CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
1 yr rehabilitation interdisciplinary team experience
1 yr experience with brain injury patients
Bilingual English/American Sign Language
Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
1 year directly related experience
Physical Demands Requirements:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.
Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
Working Conditions Requirements:
May be credentialed by UNMH Credentialing Committee
Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals, dangerous equipment and/or materials requiring basic safety precautions
PER DIEM - Satisfy Per Diem program requirements at dept
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