SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

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  • Posted 8 months ago

University of New Mexico Hospitals

Department: Speech/Language Pathology
FTE: 1.00
Full Time
Shift: Days

Position Summary:
Provide quality diagnostic and therapeutic care to individuals who have or are suspected of having communication, swallowing, feeding or cognitive disorders. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Detailed responsibilities:
* PATIENT CARE – Diagnose, evaluate, educate and provide treatment to individuals who have or are suspected of having dysphagia
* PATIENT CARE – Evaluate and treat patients with cognitive-communicative disorders resulting from traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
* PATIENT CARE – Evaluate and treat patients with speech and language disorders
* PATIENT CARE – Evaluate and treat patients with tracheostomy tubes and augmentation communication devices
* PATIENT CARE – Evaluate and treat patients with pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders
* PATIENT CARE – Evaluate and treat ENT patients
* SUPERVISION – Supervise graduate students, clinical fellows, and/or paraprofessionals as delegated
* EDUCATION – Provide education and training to hospital personnel as well as outside and rural communities as requested
* CONSULTATION – Consult with medical staff on patient care
* DOCUMENTATION – Document all patient care activities; maintain all appropriate records
* QUALITY – Cooperate with data collection efforts related to the monitoring of quality records
* CUSTOMER RELATIONS – Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospitals employees
* DEVELOPMENT – Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
* PATIENT SAFETY 1 – Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols
* PATIENT SAFETY 2 – Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes
* PATIENT SAFETY 3 – Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk
* PATIENT SAFETY 4 – Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner
* PATIENT SAFETY 5 – Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don’t understand or may “not seem right”

Qualifications

Education:
Essential:
* Master’s Degree
Education specialization:
Essential:
* Related Discipline

Experience:
Essential:

Nonessential:
Bilingual English/American Sign Language, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
1 year directly related experience
1 yr rehabilitation interdisciplinary team experience
1 yr experience with brain injury patients

Credentials:
Essential:
* CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers w/in 30 days
* Speech Language Pathologist License in NM W/in 30 days
* Cert Clin Competence ASLHA or Clin Fellowship

Physical Conditions:
Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

Working conditions:
Essential:
* Med Haz: Mod exposure to chemicals/dangerous equip/materials
* May be credentialed by UNMH Credentialing Committee

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