Nemours is seeking a Speech Language Pathologist (Outpatient Therapy Services/Developmental Population Caseload), CASUAL/PRN, for our Nemours Children's Health team in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 130-bed pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
Provides Speech-Language Pathology evaluation, treatment, and consultation independently to typical patients within a program under the prescription of a physician and within the guidelines designated by departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Expands knowledge of less common populations seen within the program through mentorship and educational opportunities.
Direct Patient Care Responsibilities
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults; completes at least 75% of Level I Speech-Language clinical competencies.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of neonates as required by assignment.
Evaluates patients for speech-language pathology treatment including positioning, adaptive equipment, home programs, home accessibility, etc. Independently provides and coordinates age appropriate physical therapy treatment plans, treatment and consultation in typical patient care situations.
Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to recommend equipment, home or school modifications, transition of care, etc.
Assists in coordinating outside agencies to recommend equipment, home/school modifications and transitional therapy program prior to discharge from therapy/hospital.
Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy #4.7, The Joint Commission, and CARF standards.
Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member.
Maintains knowledge of insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
Provides inservice training programs and follows specific protocols/pathways for direct patient care issues as mandated by hospital specialty programs.
Indirect Patient Care Responsibilities
Staff development: assesses existing and develops new activities that promote general knowledge and professionalism within the department; participates in peer review process. Attends inservices/continuing education, provides updates in the form of inservices to associates.
CQI: participates in program, discipline, specialty, and hospital-wide CQI projects.
Assessment and Treatment: contributes to discipline and program committees to enhance patient care; assists in assessing current procedures and assists in developing methods of improvement related to patient care. Follows current protocols and clinical & critical pathways.
Program Development: participates in activities to increase program use, awareness, and marketing. Attends monthly program meetings. Contributes to achievement of department/program goals.
Clinical Education: Assists in mentoring affiliating speech-language pathology students, new speech-language pathology staff, support personnel, and volunteers. Adequately and appropriately supervises CFY staff. Participates in student and volunteer program organization.
Team work: Participates in single discipline, multi-disciplinary, and specialty teams.
Professional Development: Developing ties with professional organizations. Provides educational inservices and experiences to the discipline/program and outside community. Attends speech-language pathology meetings as scheduled in the hospital. May participate in promotional activities for speech-language pathology and/or hospital.
Weekend Rehab Rotation: Checks crash cart per hospital policy.
Master's Degree required.
Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years experience required.
Florida State License to practice Speech Language Pathology required.
American Heart Association BLS Certification required upon hire.
Member of professional specialty organizations (ASHA, FLASHA), preferred.