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Staff Speech-Language PathologistJob ID 19860 Omaha, Nebraska
Business: Boys Town National Research Hospital
Under the direction of the Manager of Speech-Language Pathology, the Staff Speech-Language Pathologist participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team, with particular responsibilities for providing evaluation and intervention services for Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) patients, clients served through our outpatient clinics, and students in school-based services who have hearing loss or disorders of communication, feeding, or swallowing.
Schedule: Full-Time, Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. 12-month/Year Round Position
- Provides evaluations of auditory, communication, developmental, and academic skills for infants, children, and adults with hearing loss or disorders of communication, feeding, or swallowing.
- Provides direct and consultative developmentally appropriate habilitative and rehabilitative treatment services to patients served in the acute care unit, intensive care unit, craniofacial clinical unit, psychiatric unit, and outpatient clinics in the domains for speech, language, cognition, voice, feeding, and swallowing.
- Consults with medical, dietary, clinical, educational personnel, families, and other staff, including officers from other agencies as needed to ensure excellence in patient care.
- Assists in recruitment, design, or implementation of selected clinical research projects.
- Prepares and maintains reports/records on patients, clients, and students.
- Participates in the development and implementation of training programs/materials for families and professionals.
- Participates in mentorship of graduate students and clinical fellows in the area of assessment and intervention for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have disorders affecting communication, language, feeding, and swallowing.
- Assists with identified quality improvement initiatives by monitoring records of individuals served in clinical and educational programs.
- Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Ability to apply knowledge in the area of normal auditory, speech-language, feeding, and swallowing development to diagnose and treat speech-language, voice, and range of cranio-facial, hearing and communication disorders.
- As related to job assignment, ability to operate equipment to determine level of feeding/swallowing function, and measure speech production for children with cleft plate and/or craniofacial anomalies.
- As related to job assignment, knowledge of pediatric airway, craniofacial, and feeding-swallowing disorders.
- As related to job assignment, ability to apply knowledge in the area of development, hearing disorders, amplification, and hearing technology systems.
- Ability to apply knowledge to family systems.
- Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of a variety of approaches to assessment and intervention with infants, children, and adults with hearing and communication disorders.
- Ability to establish and maintain an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, communication, and ethical actions.
- Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
- As related to job assignment, ability to communicate and/or develop proficient sign language skill.
- Ability to use equipment such as hearing technology, personal computers, and assistive/adaptive devices that support communication development.
- Ability to function independently as a professional with general supervision.
- Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.