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Speech Language Pathologist (Opt)

Job ID: 967983
Facility: ECUH BEA Campus of ECUH MC
Dept: BFT Speech Language Pathology
Location: Washington, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Feb 11, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Beaufort Hospital, a campus of ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Beaufort Hospital is located in Washington and serves as a campus ECU Health Medical Center, our Level I Trauma Center in Greenville. The 142-bed full-service hospital offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services including medical, surgical, intensive care, emergency, pediatrics and women’s services. In addition there is a lab, diagnostic imaging services, physical and respiratory therapy. The facility also features the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, offering leading-edge chemotherapy and radiation therapy, among other cancer services.

Position Summary

The Speech/Language Pathologist administers diagnostic and treatment services to patients referred to the Department of Speech/Language Pathology and maintains records pertinent to such services. He/She shall be responsible for evaluating any communication impairment that interferes with an individuals premorbid level of function and providing appropriate treatment services. The Speech/Language Pathologist shall also be responsible for providing diagnostic and treatment services involving any swallowing impairment/dysfunction. The Speech/Language Pathologist is directly accountable to the manager for the quality of patient care delivered. He/She modifies and delivers care that is specific to the age, growth, and development of patients according to Departmental scope of services.

Responsibilities

  • Supports the Cultural Attributes by incorporating the standards into daily work behaviors.
  • Consistently meets and exceeds patient/customer expectations.  Surpasses usual demands of job to accomplish resolution of patient/customer problems.  Makes suggestions/recommendations through Management, suggestion box, departmental meetings or other forums.
  • Actively promotes collaboration and strives to achieve team objectives and common goals.  Contributes to the success of the team by helping others and seeking help from appropriate sources to accomplish tasks.  Presents the full truth at all times.  Acknowledges own weaknesses or mistakes, using them as opportunities for personal growth.  Consistently treats others with friendliness, courtesy, and respect.  Demonstrates personal concern for the dignity of others.  Protects the privacy/confidentiality of patients.
  • Maintains required licenses/certifications.
  • Adheres to scheduling, attendance and tardiness.
  • Utilizes time constructively.
  • Sets priorities based on departmental needs.  Follows work rules, policies and procedures.  Efficiently utilizes resources in support of mission.  Considers all possible alternatives to resolve work problems.
  • Pays attention to details.  Completes work, which is thorough, complete and does not require assignment to be redone.
  • Dresses appropriately for work area.  Keeps personal calls/visits to a minimum.  Avoids making false, malicious, abusive or threatening statements to or about employees, management or the organization.  Maintains confidentiality and follows safe working procedures.
  • Performs and documents patient evaluations according to professional, hospital, departmental, JCAHO and governmental standards. 
  • Defines specific patient treatment goals and objectives based upon evaluation findings and input from patient/family.  This is evidenced through patient survey and documentation.  Conducts patient treatment in compliance with established treatment plan.
  • Possesses and demonstrates understanding of theoretical framework selected in the choices of treatment interventions chosen and can justify the use of them to patients, family members, team members and students.
  • Possesses and demonstrates knowledge of a variety of resources and treatment interventions which can be utilized to address specific needs of the patient based upon individual goals, strengths, values and roles.
  • Possesses and demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate evaluation findings, treatment plan and patient progress to appropriate team members, patient and family.
  • Possesses and demonstrates the skills necessary in order to meet productivity expectations.
  • Recognizes, reports and documents acute physiological changes in patients condition.
  • Schedules inpatients and outpatients for diagnostic and treatment services to ensure dedicated time to meet individual patients needs. 
  • Attends and participates in the patient care planning conferences and communicates pertinent information regarding services provided and recommendations for patient population.
  • Exemplifies flexibility in meeting departmental and professional needs.
  • Spontaneously demonstrates initiative to engage in intra-departmental activities that are supportive to the teamwork concept.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of standard precautions, transmission of infection and routinely and consistently utilize measures to reduce the spread of bacteria.
  • Incorporates patient safety in all aspects of care safe care and use of equipment, and maintains safe environment.
  • Changes practice behavior as a result of quality improvement data.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Participates in problem resolution activities.
  • Participates in data collection as requested.
  • Completes event reports correctly.
  • Attends continuing education programs to meet unit/individual objectives.
  • Shares knowledge gained.
  • Fulfills mandatory requirements annually.
  • Maintains competencies described in initial orientation and annual competency plan.
  • Serves as a resource to students.
  • Assumes responsibility for precepting new employee.  Provides emotional support during orientation.
  • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates skills in priority setting, delegation and supervision.
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  • Participates in unit, departmental and hospital activities.
  • Follows the chain of command to resolve issues.
  • Incorporates the hospital¿s ethical and compliance principles in his/her everyday activity.  Has a working knowledge of the North Carolina Speech/Hearing and Language code of ethics.
  • Collects data for identified projects.
  • Maintains certifications as required.
  • Maintains Speech/Language licensure.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must possess a minimum of a Master of Science, a Master of Arts or a Master of Education degree in Speech/Language Pathology from an accredited university- or higher.
  • All course work for ASHO certification in Speech/Language Pathology must be completed.
  • A N.C. licensure or eligibility for it is required and certification of Clinical Competence in Speech/Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association or equivalent academic and clinical training.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with physicians, team members, patients, families and the public.
  • Special interest or experience in working as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Preferred Requirements

  • Special interest and experience in neurologically based speech and language disorders preferred.

Other Information

  • Primary Shift: PRN (as needed)
    • Consistent weekend rotation 
  • On Call: Yes
  • Weekends: Rotating 
  • Speech Language Pathology Department 

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Nadia Moore, BA, MBA, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]

 

   

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