DRH-SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (PRN)
Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.
General Description of the Job Class
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.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
CLINICIAL SPEECH PATHOLOGIST DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Independently maintains a clinical caseload in designated clinical cluster area. Provides evidence based evaluation and treatment to diverse, medically challenging patient populations.
Provides 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 professionals. Completes required documentation accurately and within the designated time frame which may include report writing, billing, and/ or professional education database. Works collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team as well as with Division colleagues to promote best patient care standards. Participates in the peer review process. Participates in performance improvement initiatives within assigned work area under the supervision of Clinical Coordinator. Takes initiative to remain current in clinical practice through lectures, literature, and other educational opportunities. Organizes daily schedule to prioritize responsibilities including the integration of meetings, responsibilities, or tasks into schedule without negative impact on patient care or productivity. Maintains confidentiality pertaining to patient care and all Division policies and procedures. Keeps Clinical Coordinator informed of activities, problems, and/or accomplishments. Functions in a self-directed manner and takes ownership to manage self and work including responsibility for actions and accountability for results. Maintains professional demeanor and is responsible for quality care in all interactions. Responds promptly to communication (e.g., e-mail, pages and phone messages). Uses technology (e.g., computer skills) to meet job requirements. Maintains productivity standards. Completes clinical privileges consistent with job responsibilities and personal development plan. Performs duties/ tasks/ assignments as directed to support Division goals or needs. Meets all PEP expectations and follows all Division policies and procedures. Meets and adheres to ASHA, state licensure board and Division clinical practice guidelines.
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: 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 professionals. Assists the Clinical Coordinator in building collaborative relationships and teamwork between colleagues and other professional staff within and external to DUHS. Provides educational opportunities relevant to clinical practice which may include inservices, external presentations, lunch and learn, or support groups with the input of the Clinical Coordinator. Obtains specialized training or certification. When requested, serves as a mentor for new staff, clinical fellows, students, or student observers. When requested, provides opportunities for student observation. Under direction of Clinical Coordinator, assists in providing training to clinical staff in new or advanced skills Under direction of Clinical Coordinator , assists with new staff credentialing and/or orientation in specified clinical area.
Required Qualifications at this LevelEducation
Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited university program.
Previous medical setting experience preferred, although other relevant clinical experience considered.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
-- 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 License in Speech Language Pathology issued by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists
Job Code: 00005100 SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Job Level: G1
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