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Speech Language Pathologist-Center for Advanced Pediatrics

Location:  Center for Advanced Pediatrics 
Requisition #:  53381

JOB SUMMARY

Provides the highest quality age-appropriate care for patients newborn to 20 years of age within scope of practice and established standards for speech-language pathology. Functions effectively as a member of the rehabilitation team. Supports the mission of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

EDUCATION
  • Master's degree in Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology 
CERTIFICATION SUMMARY
  • Georgia licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
  • American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
EXPERIENCE*
  • No minimum experience required
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*
  • 1 year of experience in pediatrics or related experience in speech-language pathology
  • Experience in a supervisory role
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
  • Knowledge of pediatric theory and practice
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective communication of information
  • Positive interpersonal skills and ability to function in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*
  1. Evaluates patient speech, language, cognitive/communicative, and oral-pharyngeal status, meeting established standards.
  2. Plans and implements effective and appropriate treatment so that functional outcomes are achieved.
  3. Completes documentation, meeting departmental standards for content, accuracy, and timeliness.
  4. Includes family/caregiver in patient care and provides effective education and documentation appropriate for learning needs of patient and family.
  5. Provides supervision to Speech-Language Pathology Aides, Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow/Paid Clinical Experience, Speech-Language Pathology interns, and students as assigned.
  6. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, and ALL = all ages.
SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
WORKING CONDITIONS*
Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1400 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Allied Health - Rehab