Job Description

Job Title: Speech Language Pathologist
Job ID: 727118
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Various daylight positions
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: UPP16 ENT Speech
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
Responsible for providing diagnostic, therapeutic and counseling services to patient with communication and swallowing disorders by evaluating, planning and implementing treatment (when appropriate).

Responsibilities:
  • Adheres to and support UPPENTS Division of Speech-Language Pathology as well as its policies, procedures, and mission. Accurately documents and bills on all inpatient and outpatient activity consistently, while following Division guidelines and procedures.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, staff development, departmental committees and in-services to facilitate Division growth. Formulates process for professional development by assessing activities required for growth development.
  • Develop and implement appropriate treatment plan to include therapy, instrumental testing and/or re-evaluation as indicated by patient evaluations. Records the diagnosed voice capabilities and limitations of the patient. Maintains progress notes on each patient visit. Documents telephone calls and correspondence pertinent to management of the case. Selects, plans and recommends voice or speech treatment, including projection of frequency of visits (long and short term), as documented in consultation report.
  • Evaluate and diagnose individuals with speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders. Establishes an appropriate diagnosis of the voice or speech disorder, forms prognosis for probable recovery and/or progress, as documented in consultation report.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and provides excellent customer service in all interactions with patients, staff, and managers.
  • Maintains current status of all required memberships and Division requirements: OSHA, ASHA accreditations, PA licensure, continuing education, TB testing and credentialing.
  • Maintains responsibility to openly communicate with medical staff, supervisors, co-workers to address all requests in a timely and professional manner to facilitate the best patient care. Maintains communication with case managing physician and all other persons involved in case management on a continuing basis and documented in patient's chart. Provides patient/family/staff counseling to enhance understanding of the disorder(s) to encourage family participation and to support established goals, as documented in progress notes.
  • Participate in patient care QI as monitored by person responsible for department QI and director. It is expected that all SLP's track daily productivity and make QI entries as instructed. All SLP's are responsible for summary and submission of all requested data at end of each day/week/month as requested.

Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited college or university required. Minimum educational, practicum experience, and requirements as required by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.
  • MBS, Trach & vent, acute hospital experience preferred. 



    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Speech Pathologist

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.79 to $39.11

Union Position: No

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