Clinical Speech Pathologist
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Wisconsin

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Posting Summary

Under the direction of the team manager, the Clinical Speech Pathologist provides assessment and treatment of speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive disorders in patients with illness or injury. Normal duties related to patient care include administration and interpretation of formalized assessments, planning and developing treatment programs for patients, education of family members and staff, documentation of assessment findings and treatment plans, reporting to other members of the patient care team, and providing clinical treatment. Patient/client evaluation, consultation, and treatment are conducted using broad guidelines, requiring a high degree of independence and innovation in decision-making.

Involving other health care team members is essential. The Clinician practices in collaboration with other members of the health care team and demonstrates respectful interactions with patients/clients, colleagues, and others. Practice incorporates and emphasizes education to patients, clients, families, and others.

Therapy is provided to patients/clients in various age groups. See Addendum for specifics.

Coverage to other areas within the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation is provided as necessary based on patient/client demands. This position includes working alternate weekends and may include occasional holidays.

The Clinician manages technical, environmental, and financial resources effectively.

Problems encountered are of a moderate level of difficulty and can usually be solved by referring to program resources, subject matter experts, and/or management. General supervision and direction will be provided. Consultation with other staff is expected regularly. The clinician controls their own schedule and must problem solve how to meet patient care needs, and department, hospital and professional standards on documentation and care.

The Clinician works with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including (but are not limited to) team members, staff and physicians inside and outside the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, patients, families, vendors, and insurance representatives.

As a requirement of the position, the Clinician has regular access to and knowledge of the confidential medical history of patients/clients in their care. Documentation is required and is in accordance with professional and regulatory guidelines.

Qualifications

1. Masters level degree in Speech Language Pathology or Communicative Disorders required.
2. Minimum of three (3) years experience in a medical setting as a Speech Pathologist within the past 10 years required.
3. Wisconsin state license (or eligible) to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist required.
4. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC - SLP) required.
5. Certification in Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillator required.
6. Experience working with adults with speech, language, cognitive and/or swallowing disorders within a medical setting.
7. Ability to work independently.
8. Knowledge of formal and informal assessment tools.
9. Familiarity with computer software.
10. Organization, time management, flexibility, and positive attitude are crucial to successful performance.
11. Physical Requirements: Light - Ability to lift up to 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may be only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree.

Pay

This is a Non-Represented position and falls into Pay Grade 6. The salary range begins at $41,870.40 per year. Education, experience, tenure and internal equity may be taken into consideration when job offers are extended.

Work Schedule

Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm. Occasional weekends and holidays required.

Benefits

This position is in the "Authority Non-Rep" Benefits package. UWHC employees enjoy competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package.

  • Vacation (15 days) // (Pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Legal Holidays (9 days) // (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Sick Leave (12 days/year) // (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement (covered in the Wisconsin Retirement system on day 1)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Tax-Sheltered Annuities (TSA)
  • Employee Reimbursement Accounts (ERA)
While every attempt has been made to provide up-to-date, accurate information, the legal documents, policies, and contracts will prevail in the event of any discrepancy. The above information applies to regular (Permanent) employees.

For addition information, please look on the uwhealth.org website in the careers section.

Staffing Team

Contact Amy Langenohl for more information at ALangenohl@uwhealth.org or at 608-265-8897.

Who We Are...

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 566 bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Frequently cited in publications listing the nation's best health care providers, UW Hospital and Clinics is recognized as a national leader in fields such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation.

UW Hospital and Clinics offers:
  • More than 900 active medical staff and more than 80 outpatient clinics.
  • Six intensive care units (trauma and life support, pediatric, cardiac, cardiothoracic, burn, neurosurgery) with 83 total beds .
  • Nine satellite locations .
  • One of only two organizations in Wisconsin with designated level One Adult and Pediatric trauma centers.
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