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Speech Pathologist

Company: Nemours Children's Health System
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children - even those who may never enter our doors - through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. The Speech Pathologist will provide specialized evaluation and treatment of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing problems. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Essential Functions: 1. Administers diagnostic evaluations of speech and language competencies of individuals, including assessment of speech and language skills and swallowing skills as they relate to educational, medical, social and physiological factors. 2. Habilitative and rehabilitative treatment functions which include responsibility for planning, directing, and/or conducting treatment programs to restore or improve communicative and swallowing efficiency of individuals with communication and swallowing problems of organic or nonorganic etiology. 3. Provide counseling and guidance to individuals (and family members) identified with communication and swallowing difficulties needing skilled intervention. 4. Report type of treatment, significant progress and/or regression, and specific recommendations to patient's physician. Maintain appropriate medical records. 5. Select and maintain diagnostic and therapeutic materials, equipment and environment 6. Willingness to engage in advanced testing and treatment for conditions such as vocal cord nodules, VPI, oral motor feeding and swallowing deficits, cochlear implants and deafness, cleft palate and craniofacial disorders, and neurogenic disorders 7. Act as liaison and/or consultant between institutional affiliates for speech related functions 8. Engage in scientific study of human communication. May conduct research related to investigation of biophysical phenomena associated with voice, speech and language, and swallowing. In addition, development of diagnostic and remedial techniques or procedures, or design of apparatus. 9. Assist with administrative functions of the specialty. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Qualifications: 1. Masters Degree in Speech Pathology 2. Holder of Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology 3. State licensed in Speech Pathology 4. Minimum of 3-5 years experience in speech pathology with emphasis in pediatric feeding and swallowings _____________________________________________________________________________________ Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

Keywords: Nemours Children's Health System, Jacksonville , Speech Pathologist, Healthcare , Jacksonville, Florida

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