Job Description

Job Title: Speech Language Pathologist
Job ID: 734345
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Weekend and various shifts as needed
Shift: Variable
Facility:
Department: POP16 ENT Speech
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
Provides a quality Speech Language Pathology program to clients of UPMC.

Responsibilities:

  • Achieves and maintains a level of productivity which meets or exceeds the standards established for the facility by the organization.
  • Adheres to and supports the organizational policies, procedures and the mission of UPMC, including the Corporate Compliance Program and its Code of Conduct and HIPAA regulations. This includes acceptance of the responsibility to report to the appropriate person(s) any suspected unethical, incompetent, or illegal activities or conduct.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, staff development, departmental committees and in-service education programs.
  • Compiles and reports accurate data for the financial, statistical and administrative needs of the Speech-Language Pathology Programs.
  • Coordinates the evaluation, scheduling and treatment programs of clients referred for Speech-Language Therapy.
  • Independently pursues professional growth and development related to this position and in lines with the mission and activities of UPMC. Presents in-service and educational programs. Participates in community education and/or continuing education programs sponsored by the organization as requested.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality.
  • Maintains a positive attitude and provides excellent customer service characterized by caring, concern and support for the public, supervisors, employees and coworkers.
  • Maintains accurate progress notes and professional records on all patients seen for speech pathology services.
  • Maintains current status of all pertinent criteria necessary to satisfy competency requirements for regulatory and accrediting agencies such as OSHA, TJC and CMS and practitioner requirements for participation as a health care provider including but not limited to: required CEU's, current professional license; current curriculum vitae; current CPR certification; current TB test; current competencies in safety, age and equipment; and in some cases current automobile license and current automobile insurance. Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Obtains complete and pertinent historical information on all clients referred for Speech-Language Pathology services.
  • Performs all job responsibilities and other duties as assigned by the facility or the organization in a manner that coincides with the mission of UPMC
  • Prepares diagnostic and evaluative reports with recommendations for each person seen for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology services.
  • Prepares necessary time records.
  • Provides appropriate diagnostic evaluative services for all clients referred for Speech-Language Pathology services.
  • Provides appropriate speech pathology treatments for all clients for whom such services are beneficial.

Qualifications

  • EDUCATIONAL/KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS: MS, MEd or MA in Speech-Language Pathology.  Must have completed all CCC's to be considered for this role.
  • Prefer experience working hospital
  • Independent experience with MBS studies and evaluating and treating patients with tracheostomy strongly preferred. 
  •  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES & INTERPERSONAL/LANGUAGE SKILLS Must possess knowledge and skills required to provide quality customer service. Must possess knowledge of normal human growth and development over the lifespan. Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret medical record documents. Must be skilled in planning/organization, follow up/control, delegation, problem solving, self-development orientation, organizational behaviors/competencies, and stress tolerance. Must possess the ability to apply principles of logic and strategic thinking to a wide range of problems, and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. Must possess effective written and verbal communication skills. Must possess the ability to identify referral growth opportunities Demonstrated ability to interact with healthcare team, coworkers, supervisors, and all members of the Corporate Management Team. Active participation with health care industry professional organizations is preferred. May in the course of their job duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

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

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

 

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: No

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