Speech Pathologist FT\Days
Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital - Providence, RI

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Description : The Speech Pathologist working in the Speech Pathology Unit under the general supervision of the manager of Speech Language Pathology, works independently but following departmental policies and procedures. Provides screening, identification, assessment, diagnosis, treatment intervention and follow-up services for disorders of speech, fluency, voice, language, cognitive and social aspects of communication, as well as feeding/swallowing. Provides services to individuals across the entire age span from birth through adulthood; to individuals from diverse language, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as to individuals who have multiple disabilities. Provisions of service are in accordance with state laws and regulations and standards of practice as set forth by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). The candidate will provide adult swallowing, communication, cognitive linguistic evaluations , Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies , and follow up treatment for medically complex inpatients and outpatients, including patients presenting with tracheostomy tubes and ventilator dependence. Experience in instrumental videofluoroscopic swallowing studies is required ; experience in conducting FEES exams a plus. Weekend/holiday coverage required as needed. *hc
Qualifications : Master's Degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited university. State License issued by the Rhode Island Department of Health, or Provisional Rhode Island State License for Clinical Fellows involved in supervised clinical fellowship year. Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process. EXPERIENCE: One to two years experience or eligibility for provisional license from the State of Rhode Island. PREFERRED: Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology, State license issued by the Rhode Island Department of Health. Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech -Language - Hearing Association Prefer candidate with at least 2-3 years experience in medical setting.

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