Speech Pathologist - Nicu And Witwer Child Therapy

Unitypoint Health Cedar Rapids , IA 52402

Posted 3 weeks ago

OverviewDescription of Position:Provide a "snapshot" or the principal purpose or focus of the position, consisting of no more than three to five sentences. This summary should provide enough information to differentiate the major function and activities of the position from those of other positions.Provides direct patient care and consultative services for the premature and/or medically complex infants in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Using an integrated, neuroprotective, family-centered model, the neonatal Speech Pathologist provides highly specialized and individualized therapeutic proactive interventions in the NICU to support optimal long-term development, prevent adverse sequelae, and nurture the infant-family dyad. Provides education to the family and NICU team under the direction of Neonatal Medicine and NICU Leadership.This position will pair with current .5 Children's Therapy Speech Therapist opening for a full time position overall.ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions/Responsibilities:
Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list). o not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty. Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task. Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future. Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements.% of Time(annually)Key Accountability * Evaluation and treatment of infants in the NICU with a variety of diagnoses which may affect the following systems: family and psychosocial, neurodevelopment, neuromotor, neurobehavior, musculoskeletal, sensory, oral motor and feeding/swallowing.40%Key Accountability * In addition to problem-based referrals, complete developmental assessments and treatment plans on all infants, 1500g or 30%Key Accountability * Communicate with multidisciplinary team to collaborate the plan that is best for the patient and family.20%Basic UPH Performance Criteria * Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines. * Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance. * Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position. * Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare. * Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year. * Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.10%Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of BehaviorsConsistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health's values in the performance of job duties and responsibilitiesFoster Unity: * Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams. * Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions. * Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.Own The Moment: * Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect * Enthusiastically engage in our work. * Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance. * Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.Champion Excellence: * Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality. * Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations. * Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.Seize Opportunities: * Embrace and promote innovation and transformation. * Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities. * Have the courage to challenge the status quo.QualificationsMinimum RequirementsIdentify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.Preferred or SpecializedNot required to perform the essential functions of the position.Education:Master's degree in Speech Pathologist or equivalent.NANN Developmental Care CertificationNICAP Certified (Newborn Individualize Developmental Care and Assessment Program)Experience:1 year working with infants/childrenProfessional experience in a NICU setting preferred.License(s)/Certification(s):* Current Iowa license in appropriate discipline. * Valid driver's license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons. * Observational feeding assessments:EFS- Early Feeding Skills AssessmentNOMAS- Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment ScaleCertified Lactation/Breast feeding educator * Observational movement assessments:GMA- General Movement AssessmentTIMP: Test of Infant Motor Performance
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Speech Pathologist - Nicu And Witwer Child Therapy

Unitypoint Health