Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Speech Language Pathologist - Swallowing Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts
Speech Language Pathologist - Swallowing Specialist
Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts
Req ID 18260BR
Department Description: HOURS:: (40-hours)
The Voice, Speech & Swallowing Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is comprised of a select number of highly skilled voice and swallowing specialists who work collaboratively to provide the highest quality of rehabilitative care at this Harvard-affiliated Level I Trauma Center. Speech-Language Pathologists have the opportunity to evaluate and treat medically-complex inpatients and outpatients from a wide variety of medical / surgical specialties, including otolaryngology, hematology / oncology, gastroenterology, general surgery, medicine, trauma, neurology, and neurosurgery. Adult swallowing specialist as the primary role with secondary interest and skill set in infant feeding in the NICU strongly preferred.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 18260BRJob Summary: Responsible for providing evaluation and treatment services for patients referred with speech, language, voice, cognitive-linguistic and/or swallowing disorders. Services are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis.
Evaluate patients; Determine appropriateness of referral, etiology & extent of the communication, swallowing or voice disorder; Examination may include use of videofluoroscopic oropharyngeal swallowing evaluation, FEES, &/or videostroboscopic voice evaluation. Remain up to date with current evidenced based practice standards; meets requirements for annual continuing education.
Interpret evaluation results and makes appropriate recommendations for management and treatment. Develop appropriate goals and therapeutic program. Identify diagnosis, prognosis & discuss plan of care in collaboration with patient, family, supports and medical team as appropriate.
Provide therapy, implementing the plan of care using therapeutic procedures, equipment / devices, teaching interventions, with ongoing collaboration and referral to additional health care providers to achieve patient's goals and to optimize function. Re-evaluate patient status, review & modify the plan of care, as needed.
Manage a defined caseload and perform all administrative responsibilities including but not limited to: data collection and record keeping e.g. billing, face-time sheets, quality assurance / improvement activities, participation on all hospital and departmental committees as requested, and attendance at department meetings, in-services, journal club & case conference as required.
Perform all teaching responsibilities including but not limited to: teaching patients and families, residents, nurses & other hospital staff; orienting support staff; Preparing and presenting clinical in-services, and providing interdepartmental in-service educational lectures. Participating on hospital and departmental committees as requested.
Master's degree required in Communications Disorders.
License required: Speech Language Pathologist Li,Certificate 1 required: Cert of Clin Competence - SLP,Certificate 2 required: Basic Life Support
1-3 years related work experience required.
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.
Previous experience in an acute care setting, including experience with patients on ventilators and/or with tracheotomy tubes.
Previous experience in an outpatient voice clinic, including experience with trans-nasal endoscopy
Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.