Nemours is seeking a part-time Speech-Language Pathologist to join our Outpatient Therapy Services team in Newark, Delaware.
As one of the nation’s premier pediatric health care systems, Nemours provides world-class clinical care in four states: Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. Ranked among the nation’s best in pediatric specialty care by U.S. News & World Report , this world-renowned teaching hospital has served children from 42 states and 14 nations. Extending the world-class care of the duPont Hospital for Children, the Nemours Children’s Clinic provides expert care for even more children across the Delaware Valley through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.
To keep pace with the changing health care environment and build a healthier future for our children, Nemours has embarked on a multi-phase expansion to create a children’s hospital like no other in the region. Upon completion in June 2014, the hospital will include private, family-centered, technologically advanced patient rooms, a new Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a new expanded Emergency Department.
Provides Speech-Language Pathology evaluation, treatment and consultation independently to typical patients within a program under the prescription of a physician and within the guidelines designated by department and Delaware Valley policies and procedures. Demonstrates at least 75% of Level I Speech-Language clinical competencies in direct patient care within probationary period. Expands knowledge of less-common populations seen within the program through mentorship, educational opportunities, etc.
Direct Patient Care Responsibilities
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of pediatrics, adolescents and adults.
Evaluates patients for speech-language pathology treatment, including equipment, home programs, etc.
Independently provides and coordinates age-appropriate speech-language pathology consultation, treatment plans and treatment in routine patient care situations.
Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy #7980.3.3, JCAHO and CARF standards.
Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussions as interdisciplinary team member.
Consults with other services, families and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, transition of care, etc.
Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with the insurance referral/authorization process.
May begin to investigate specialty areas within the speech-language pathology discipline.
Indirect Patient Care Responsibilities
Assesses existing and develops new activities that promote general knowledge and professionalism within the department; participates in peer review process. Attends inservices/continuing education, provides updates in the form of inservices to the department.
Participates in program, discipline, specialty and hospital/satellite CQI projects.
Contributes to discipline and program committees to enhance patient care; assists in assessing current procedures; and assists in developing methods of improvement related to patient care.
Participates in activities to increase program use, awareness and marketability. Attends monthly program meetings. Contributes to achievement of department/program goals.
Assists in mentoring affiliating speech-language pathology students, new speech-language pathology staff, support personnel and volunteers. Adequately and appropriately supervises CFY staff. Assists with department-wide student teaching; participates in student and volunteer program organization.
Participates in single discipline, multi-disciplinary and specialty teams. Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment.
Contributes to the growth and development of specialty areas within the speech-language pathology discipline. Develops ties with professional organizations. Provides educational inservices and experiences to the discipline/program and outside community. Attends speech-language pathology meetings as scheduled. May participate in promotional activities for speech-language pathology and/or Nemours.
Completes department and Delaware Valley annual mandatory inservice training. Maintains CPR requirements. Annual radiation safety training for those performing Modified Barium Swallow Studies.
Regular attendance is required.
Part-time, 20 hours/week.
Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology or its equivalent from an ASHA-accredited university.
Delaware State SLP License to practice Speech-Language Pathology.
AHSA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), or Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) in-process with goal of achieving CCC-SLP within 10-12 months.
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) certification within 6 months of date of hire.
Member of professional specialty organizations (ASHA, State Speech and Hearing Assoc.) preferred.
Must have the ability to work well with others.
Good communications skills are required, both written and verbal.
Clinical affiliation and/or work experience in pediatrics preferred.
Experience with physically and/or mentally challenged populations preferred.
Familiarity with speech and language development, deviation and disorders.
Familiarity with assessment scales and instruments, techniques of assessment, and intervention with pediatric populations.
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