The Speech-Language Pathologist in the Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute performs speech/language evaluations and augmentative & alternative communication assessments according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines; meets the standards set system-wide for Speech-Language Pathologists; and creates an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by providing patient safety and patient-centered treatment. In addition, the position:
• Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, and caregivers.
• Requires effective communication skills for departmental and interdepartmental relationships.
• Requires competency in speech-language pathology evaluation, assessment, care planning and treatment.
• Requires task delegation and supervision of fellows, technicians and assistants (when applicable).
• Maintains open and on-going communication with hospital departments to ensure patients, staff, and hospital needs are met.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
• Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively
• Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner
• Ability to work independently without supervision
• Ability to think critically and evaluate the research evidence for specific therapies and practices in the field of speech-language pathology
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
License or Certification Required:
• Master’s degree in communication disorders, or equivalent field, from accredited program
• Active Pennsylvania state speech-language pathologist license
• ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP)
• CPR certification unless otherwise required by hospital policy
• Experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as developmental delay, intellectual disability, and autism spectrum disorder
• Interest and experience in augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) for children with complex communication needs
• Familiarity with research methods and evidence-based practices in the field of speech-language pathology
• Additional education, training, or experience in augmentative & alternative communication is preferred
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical/office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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