Instructor- Speech Language Pathologist

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Universityof Colorado

 The Marcus Institute for Brain Health

Instructor- Speech Language Pathologist  

The University of ColoradoDenver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitmentto creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value theability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diversebackgrounds.

TheMarcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) at the University of Colorado AnschutzMedical Campus is an interdisciplinary clinicalcare and research institute for traumatic brain injury (TBI), and associatedphysical and psychological health conditions suchas post-traumatic stress, depression and anxiety. The primary focus of the MIBHis to care for former military personnel who have separated from active duty,with special consideration for those who were separated with “Other ThanHonorable” or “Dishonorable” discharge status due to TBI or psychological conditions. The MIBH also serves civilian adults who have sustained mild to moderateTBI and are experiencing ongoing neurological problems and cognitive,physical, and psychological conditions. TheMIBH provides comprehensive interdisciplinary intensive outpatient evaluationand treatment integrating novel medical, and complementary-alternativetreatment modalities.

The MIBH currently seeks a full-time licensed Speech-LanguagePathologist who will work within the MIBH interdisciplinary team. The responsibilities of this position focus on direct patient care.Additional responsibilities include providing a local and national presenceregarding best practices for speech-language pathology in the field of mildtraumatic brain injury.



JobResponsibilities:  Dutiesinclude but are not limited to:

  • Provide exceptional direct evaluation and intervention within an interdisciplinary clinical care team, interacting directly with physicians, allied, behavioral health and integrative care providers.
  • Primarily engage in patient-centered cognitive-communication assessment and intervention, with additional care in speech, voice and swallowing as clinically indicated.
  • Demonstrate skill in clinical screening and referral for needs in allied fields and services (e.g., Audiology, ENT, Gastroenterology).
  • Provide clinical treatment and education for patients and family members regarding communication strategies and cognitive strategy support.
  • Promote improved quality of care across the MIBH by emphasizing understanding and integration of strategies to support foundational components of TBI-related persistent symptom improvement, with a primary focus on cognitive functioning, auditory-related problems, and communication.
  • Participate in collaborative clinical team rounds, decision making, and administrative staffing.
  • Successfully communicate with colleagues and staff (both written and verbal), shifting communication style as dictated by the communication partner.
  • Uphold ASHA, CU-AMC, CU Medicine, and UC Health standards for ethics, patient documentation, confidentiality, and other related procedures.
  • Participate in local and national conferences to increase clinical knowledge and disseminate the clinical care model of the MIBH.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels within a dynamic workplace
    • Ability to maintain a positive and cooperative attitude
    • Ability to organize and prioritize with minimal direction and maintain a well-organized work environment
    • Ability to problem-solve, use good judgement, and deal with diverse and difficult personalities
    • Ability to search and critically review best evidence to guide clinical decision making and effectively share knowledge with colleagues as well as communicate relevant findings in appropriate language to the general public
    • Ability to set objectives, establish priorities and follow initiatives
    • Ability to work in continually changing conditions
    • Ability to work under moderate to high levels of stress
    • Current knowledge of or willingness to learn about military culture
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Strong computer skills including the ability to work with a variety of applications


    Salary and Benefits:Salary iscommensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers afull benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, includingeligibility, is located at Employee Services.

     University ofColorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe andsecure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist inachieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees priorto their employment.

     The ImmigrationReform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility bedocumented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons withdisabilities.

     Yourtotal compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University ofColorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributionsthat add to your bottom line.

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     TheUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed torecruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrativestaff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect,communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnicminorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University ofColorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.



     Required Qualifications: 

  • Masters’ (or higher) Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Hold a current ASHA CCC certification
  • License to practice in State of Colorado or ability to obtain Colorado licensure 
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience working with individuals with traumatic brain injury, cognitive and psychological diagnoses

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years experience in direct patient care
  • Clinical service delivery for mild to moderate traumatic brain injury, including persistent post-concussive symptomatology
  • Experience working with active duty military service members or Veterans
  • Excellent teaming skills and experience working on an interdisciplinary provider team
  • Advanced certification such as Certified Brain Injury Specialist or ANCDS-BC
  • Interest/experience with engaging in clinical research
  •  * Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the timeof hire.  

    Job Category: Faculty
    Primary Location: Aurora
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Aug 26, 2020
    Unposting Date: Ongoing




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    Posted: 8/27/2020
    Application Due: 11/25/2020
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