Speech Pathologist
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock, AR

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Position Summary

Provides a wide range of speech, language, oral-motor and feeding evaluations and interventions with patients from birth through 21 years of age.

Position Duties

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Evaluation Responsibilities

Determines evaluation goals and tailors test battery to specific needs of individual patients within the comprehensive scope of practice assigned, including both formal and informal measures. 2. Implements screening procedures when appropriate with appropriate referrals for additional testing as needed. 3. Collects case history and integrates information from patient, family and other professionals. 4. Adapts interviewing and evaluation procedures to be consistent with individual and age specific needs. 5. Interprets and synthesizes test results, history and functional behavioral observation to form diagnostic impressions. 6. Formulates relevant, comprehensive and specific recommendations based on the goal of best functional outcomes for the patient.

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Treatment Responsibilities

Develops specific and measurable goals leading to improved functional outcomes within the comprehensive scope of practice assigned. 2. Incorporates goals and education for the patient's family and significant others into ongoing treatment plan to maximize progress. 3. Selects and develops effective intervention materials for treatment of communication and related disorders. 4. Adapts intervention procedures, strategies and materials to meet patient's individual needs. 5. Integrates speech/language goals into overall plan of care for the patient.

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Provides documentation according to hospital and departmental policy

Documents patient contact for both inpatient and outpatient services using chart notes, departmental and hospital approved forms. 2. Produces evaluation reports which are complete and timely following departmental policies. 3. Maintains current treatment plans and goals in in-/out-patient hospital charts, in addition to departmental charts. 4. Documents patient, family and professional understanding regarding carryover plans and recommendations upon discharge. 5. Completes required third party payer forms according to guidelines. 6. Provides accurate input into departmental calendar that impacts scheduling/staffing patterns. 7. Maintains patient and billing records in a timely manner according to departmental policy.

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Departmental/Professional Development

Participates in program development by identifying areas for expansion or concentration. 2. Implements new programs,following appropriate approval. 3. Demonstrates involvement in professional organizations which benefit the mission of the hospital and department. 4. Identifies, initiates and/or develops community outreach and educational seminars which reflect the professional mission of the hospital and department. 5. Participates in two or more departmental/hospital committees or subcommittees annually. 6. Provides inservices at staffing regarding case studies, journal articles, research results, workshop proceedings, etc., to assist in ongoing staff education. 7. Determines personal training need, completes self study and requests additional education/training in areas related to current scope of practice as necessary to meet professional standards. 8. Performs other duties as assigned and participates in special projects as directed.

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Position Qualifications

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Education:
Masters Degree in Speech/Language Pathology

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Experience: 1

year of pediatric, hospital or rehabilitation experience
Experience requirements will vary depending on the special projects/departmental functions assigned to the vacant FTE.

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Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Certificate of Clinical Competence
May consider CFY with strong pediatric/hospital based experience
Eligible for Arkansas license

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Special Skills: (typing, data entry, word processing etc.)

Excellent interpersonal skills.
Basic computer skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks.
Good decision making skills.

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Work Environment:
Position may require sitting for long periods of time.
Lifting up to 20 lbs.
Ability to travel between buildings on ACH campus.
Continual interaction with others.
May be required to travel off ACH campus or overnight on occasion.

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As the only pediatric medical center in the state, Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) serves the youngest Razorbacks from birth to age...