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Coord, Communication Disorder

  • Job ID: 037228434
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: South Communication Disord
  • Location: 1300 Oxford Drive, Bethel Park PA 15102
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $33.04 to $50.16 / hour

Description

The Communication Disorder Coordinator assess all aspects of communication function, including voice and swallowing in children aged birth to 18 years of age and implements a plan of therapy for those with speech dysfunction. Assist in developing policies and procedures for diagnostic clinical service delivery. Organize, direct and provide input into the evaluation of the activities of personnel engaged in providing professional clinical communication disorder services.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Make decisions regarding test materials including software or equipment needs and clinical supply purchases. Maintain control of inventory of clinical test materials, clinical supplies and related devices. Coordinate equipment maintenance.
  • Prepare and present programs to groups in the hospital and in the community regarding communication disorders, assessment and treatment.
  • Assist Directors in evaluating performance for clinical staff annual reviews.
  • Assist Directors in promoting department clinical services.
  • Assist the Directors in developing program goals, policies and procedures as well as formulating mechanisms to achieve goals and monitoring adherence, including patient safety and compliance.
  • Perform clinical assessment and/or intervention at specified productivity levels and is expected to be a master clinician.
  • Remain abreast of developments in the field of communication disorders by pursuing program of self-development, reading pertinent literature, attending seminars and conferences and interacting with peers, and other professionals. Incorporate approved developments into departmental services when practicable.
  • Monitor infections control procedures for the Clinical Service Program.
  • Coordinate and mentor clinical staff and is responsible for coordinating related clinical activities in specified sites or programs.
  • Coordinate and monitor patient scheduling with support staff and clinical staff to ensure optimal caseload based on use of space, time and need.
  • Assist Directors in designing and implementing quality assurance activities for clinical services and initiates mechanisms for measurement.
  • Create, plan and complete professional goals.
  • Foster an environment that promotes continuing staff education.
  • Meet site or program productivity goals.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology or equivalent.
  • Five years of progressively responsible positions in communication disorders providing administrative coordination/oversight of staff in a pediatric setting.
  • Analytical ability to solve problems related to daily operations, patient activity and budget, scheduling patterns and data collection.
  • Ability to oversee the activities of subordinates.
  • Analytical ability to evaluate communication disorders, develop individual treatment plans and evaluate treatment progress. Interpersonal skills needed to communicate effectively with patients, family members and staff members.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Speech Pathologist
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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