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Together, they are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees, students, nursing school instructors and volunteers are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses, and other health care providers; and improves access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
St. Luke's offers many opportunities for our student population.
We hope you will find these opportunities equally fulfilling and rewarding. Prior to starting your student internship or your nursing school instructor assignment at St. Luke's, it will be necessary for you to complete specific requirements and orientation materials, which you will need to provide during the student/nursing school instructor application process.
The Speech Pathologist evaluates and treats individuals with voice, fluency, speech, language and swallowing disorders.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides quality care in the evaluation and treatment of voice, fluency, speech, language, and swallowing impaired patients.
Documents evaluation and treatment efforts as well as patient response to treatment in accordance with established professional guidelines. Bills patient's accounts for equipment and services rendered.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff members, physicians and referral sources.
Maintains and upgrades clinical skills by participating in continuing education activites, shares knowledge with peers.
Participates in patient care conferences (eg. Rehab team) as needed, departmental programs (eg. Better Speech and Hearing Month activities) , in-services, and departmental and section meetings.
Participates in Quality Improvement activities in the Department and the hospital.
Demonstrates productivity in terms of volume of patients seen for speech pathology services.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting for up to 5 hours per day, 2 hours at a time. Standing and walking up to 6 hours per day, 1 hour at a time.
Twisting, bending, kneeling, reaching, forward frequently to interact with patients. Lifting adults, infants and children up to 50 lbs. frequently to transfer from chair to floor and back, and frequently carrying from one place to another. Adequate strength and mobility to calm patients with disruptive behaviors (eg.
Confused, combative adults, children with temper tantrums who lift tables and chairs, throw toys, etc.) Manual dexterity to manipulate equipment controls. Good vision and hearing to observe subtle verbal and nonverbal behaviors and to read Video Barium Swallow Studies.
Master's degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited institution.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology (CCC-SP) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) or in the process of obtaining such. Pennsylvania license in Speech Pathology.
Current CPR certification. Bilingual in Spanish required.
Please complete your student/nursing school instructor application using your full legal name and current home address in addition to any other personal information. You will also be required to upload specific documents for your internship/assignment.
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