We are looking for a Speech-Language Pathologist with pediatric feeding experience to join our team at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston!
The BWH Level III (3) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is the largest in Massachusetts, provides care for newborns of all gestational ages, and is specially equipped to care for infants as young as 23 weeks gestational age.
The Staff Speech-Language Pathologist position requires is an individual with an unrestricted license to practice speech language pathology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with at least two (2) years of pediatric feeding experience, preferably neonatal/early developmental care. Their primary responsibility is to provide patient care to neonates and newborns up to three (3) years of age in the NICU, newborn nursery, and ambulatory developmental clinic, in accordance to State licensing regulations, departmental standards and policies, and accepted professional standards of care.
BWH is an international leader in health care delivery and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, it is internationally renowned for excellence in patient care, groundbreaking biomedical research, and training the next generation of leading physicians and scientists. BWH has been recognized for 23 consecutive years by US News & World Report as one of America's Best Hospitals.
At BWH, The Department of Rehabilitation Services includes therapists from the professions of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology. We provide comprehensive care at our in-patient environment, as well as at our outpatient centers. Our department offers a supportive workplace, where therapists can advance through a unique career-laddering program, based on their learning and development. This is a stimulating and challenging atmosphere, where you work directly with patients as part of a close-knit team of other therapists, allied health professionals, nurses, and physicians; collaborating together for the entire course of treatment.
The Speech-Language Pathologist, with an unrestricted Massachusetts license, is responsible for providing evaluation and treatment services for patients referred with speech, language and/or swallowing disorders. Services are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
BWH NICU and BWH Ambulatory Developmental Clinic
Demonstrate competency in all clinical knowledge and skills specific to the patient case type(s) in assigned area of care.
Consults with other members of the health care team to insure coordination and effectiveness of therapies provided.
Assists in implementation of triaging, prioritizing, monitoring admissions, referrals, and discharges to and from the service as assigned.
Manages patient caseload assigned.
Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills. Maintains documentation per departmental policy and format that is accurate, complete and timely.
Participates in activities directed towards increasing knowledge and skill and professional development.
Participates in departmental meetings, which help to formulate policies, procedures and program development.
Supervises graduate student interns and support personnel as appropriate. Peer-mentors new employees.
Trains radiology residents in technique and procedures for video swallow studies.
Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited university program.
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Possess or be eligible for licensure in Speech-Language Pathology from the state of Massachusetts
Demonstrate expertise in the diagnosis and remediation of oropharyngeal dysphagia and neurogenic communication disorders preferred.
Experience with videofluoroscopic oropharyngeal swallowing and FEES evaluations preferred
Work requires up to three months' orientation to acquire necessary familiarity with department and hospital policies and procedures, and the specific quality standards of care and procedures unique to the assigned patient area.
Possess interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with a variety of individuals.
Must possess effective communication skills (written and verbal) to interact with patients, colleagues and other health care personnel.
Competent/able to achieve competency in Video Swallow Studies and FEES.
Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands.
Must possess the physical abilities needed to assist with moving patients (pulling, pushing and lifting) from stretcher to stretcher/chair for swallow studies and to push stretchers from the radiology suite to inpatient reception (100 feet). Also, must have the physical abilities needed to assist patients with stand pivot transfers. Must be able to push portable workstations for video swallow and FEES evaluations.
Must possess the stamina to do standing work over 75% of the day and the fine motor skills necessary to work a keyboard.
Brigham And Women's Hospital