SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST- PRN
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Outpatient pediatric experience highly preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish highly preferred. General Description
Plan and administer speech language pathology evaluations and plan and implement appropriate treatment. Document provision of such care, utilizes support staff and participate in special projects as designated.Job Description
CLINICIAL SPEECH PATHOLOGIST DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Independently maintains a clinical caseload in designated clinical cluster areaProvides evidence based evaluation and treatment to diverse, medically challenging patient populationsProvides quality service delivery techniques that facilitate optimum services to meet patient needs being sensitive to patient’s age, social, cultural, educational and vocational background.Provides appropriate written and/or verbal education on communication and/or swallowing disorders to patients, families, and professionalsCompletes required documentation accurately and within the designated time frame which may include report writing, billing,and/ or professional education databaseWorks collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as with Division colleagues to promote best patient care standardsParticipates in the peer review processParticipates in performance improvement initiatives within assigned work area under the supervision of Clinical CoordinatorTakes initiative to remain current in clinical practice through lectures, literature, and other educational opportunitiesOrganizes daily schedule to prioritize responsibilities including the integration of meetings, responsibilities, or tasks into schedule without negative impact on patient care or productivityMaintains confidentiality pertaining to patient care and all Division policies and proceduresKeeps Clinical Coordinator informed of activities, problems, and/or accomplishmentsFunctions in a self-directed manner and takes ownership to manage self and work including responsibility for actions and accountability for resultsMaintains professional demeanor and is responsible for quality care in all interactionsResponds promptly to communication (e.g., e-mail, pages and phone messages)Uses technology (e.g., computer skills) to meet job requirementsMaintains productivity standardsCompletes clinical privileges consistent with job responsibilities and personal development planPerforms duties/ tasks/ assignments as directed to support Division goals or needsMeets all PEP expectations and follows all Division policies andMeets and adheres to ASHA, state licensure board and Division clinical practice guidelines
Creates a direct impact/change on clinical practice based on current literature,conference-based knowledge, and/or state of the art practice under the direction of Clinical Coordinator Serves as a clinical resource to colleagues and other medical professionalsAssists the Clinical Coordinator in building collaborative relationships and teamwork between colleagues and other professional staff within and external to DUHSProvides educational opportunities relevant to clinical practice which may include in services, external presentations, lunch and learn, or support groups with the input of the Clinical CoordinatorObtains specialized training or certificationWhen requested, serves as a mentor for new staff, clinical fellows, students, or student observersWhen requested, provides opportunities for student observationUnder direction of Clinical Coordinator, assists in providing training to clinical staff in new or advanced skillsUnder direction of Clinical Coordinator , assists with new staff credentialing and/or orientation in specified clinical area
SENIOR CLINICIAN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In addition to all duties and responsibilities of a Clinical Speech Pathologist, a Senior Clinician is also responsible for the following:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret professionalAbility journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.Bilingual applicants preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
EducationMasters degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited university program.
ExperiencePrevious medical setting experience preferred, although other relevant clinical experience considered.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications-- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology issued by ASHA-- NC License in Speech Language Pathology issued by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists
-- Temporary Licensein Speech Language Pathology issued by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists
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