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Speech Pathologist I

Company: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders.

CCHMC SALARY GRADE:11

Scope: The speech-language pathologist (SLP) is defined as the professional who engages in professional practice in the areas of communication and swallowing across the life span. Communication and swallowing are broad terms encompassing many facets of function. The entry level Speech-Language Pathologist focuses on developing expertise in the basic clinical practice areas: speech sound disorders; language; autism; and cultural/linguistic diversity.

REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Diagnostic Evaluations

Using appropriate service delivery model, performs all routine and some specialty diagnostic evaluations. Chooses and administers appropriate tests according to standard procedures. Assesses communication skills, makes accurate diagnoses, appropriate recommendations and referrals. Provides evaluation results and counseling to parents/caregivers. Determines discharge criteria and prepares patient for discharge or transition as appropriate.

  • Treatment

Formulates appropriate long term and short term goals for every patient in treatment. Discusses and involves parents/family in treatment plan. Reviews and revises plans as appropriate. Using appropriate service delivery model, structures sessions to accomplish goals and document progress. Selects appropriate intervention strategies. Completes all required documentation and forms

  • Clinical Care and Follow-up

Develops and maintains clinical skills in all basic competency areas. Demonstrates skill working through difficult issues and potential conflicts with patients/families. Demonstrates effective behavior management skills.

  • Scheduling and Contributions to Revenue

Assures that schedule is current and unavailable times are blocked in Epic. Communicates any changes with appropriate staff. Manages schedule and patient visits to make productive use of time and achieve billing targets. Anticipates scheduling variably and make adjustment in schedule accordingly. For example, anticipates decrease in therapy with school and holidays, increasing evaluation slots when therapy slots will be unfilled. Works the required number of family friendly hours. All of these hours must be available to be scheduled for therapy, unless an exception is approved by the supervisor. This percentage may increase dependent on Division needs.

  • Clinical Leadership

Serves as an expert clinician across the basic competency areas. Pursues plan to develop advanced competencies in areas of personal interest that align with division needs. Demonstrates self-direction in choosing and completing relevant continuing education. Demonstrates/models effective use of self-management with families. Demonstrates spirit of cooperation, respect, trust, time management, and professionalism.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Required:

  • Master's degree in speech-language pathology
  • or communication sciences & disorders
  • 0 - 5 years of work experience as licensed SLP
  • Active OH Speech Language-Pathology license CCC/SLP (ASHA)

Preferred:

Unique Skills:

  • Telepractice

New technologies in advanced competency areas

Keywords: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati , Speech Pathologist I, Other , Cincinnati, Ohio

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