Job Summary Provides clinical and professional leadership within the Department. Responsible for the evaluation, reevaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care. Minimum Job Requirements
Master Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
CPR- American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Speech/Language Pathologist - State of Florida license of Provisional Florida licensure - maintain active and in good standing throughtout employment
Level II Finger printing background and Good Moral Character Affidavit must be initiated within 15 days of hire date and finalized within 90 days of hire date
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains and documents productivity standards set by the Rehabilitative Services Director.
Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges according to departmental standards.
Develops a Plan of Care outlining area of deficit, target activity, context, assistance needed, functional, realistic and measurable goal(s) and/or status ongoing goal(s).
Recommends and provides treatment based upon medical, clinical, functional, and observational findings.
Follows TRAAC. Initiates, documents, & prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential and/or when benefit of therapy is reached.
Continually documents active ⊃portive education with the patient, parents, and others concerned, regarding progress, problems, home programs, and other issues related to the therapeutic process.
Maintains ongoing continuing education to maintain professional licensure and clinical excellence.
Supervises Assistants, Rehabilitation Aides, and others (i.e., interns/students) according to experience.
2 years minimum of pediatric experience preferred.
FLASHA membership preferred.
Pediatric internship strongly preferred.
Certification of Clinical Competence by the ASHA or CFY candidate.
Ability to appropriately interact with patients, parents/guardians, and healthcare professionals in all work related situations.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Analytical ability necessary to evaluate patient condition, to interpret, analyze data, assess patient progress, and determine appropriate follow-up.
At least 2 years of experience necessary to treat infants (0-15 months) independently as determined by meeting departmental clinical competencies established for Speech Language Pathology.
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan of care and evaluate the patient's response to care.
Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
Serve as clinical instructor for students after 2 years of clinical experience and assigned by a CCC-SLP.
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.
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