HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Speech Language Pathologist PRN - INPATIENT REHAB in Augusta, Georgia

Position Summary : The Speech Pathologist functions as a member of the healthcare team. The purpose is to provide medically prescribed speech therapy programs in the hospital in accordance with national standards and administrative policies of the hospital. The goal is to enable patients with speech and language disorders, whether it is receptive or expressive, to communicate as effectively and clearly as possible. The goals is also to assist the physician with determining appropriate dietary feeding levels for patients with dysphagia and progress the level through the use of therapeutic techniques as appropriate.

The Speech Pathologist provides care to the following populations:

Neonate Birth – 1 year

Pediatric 1 year – 11 years

Adolescent 12 years – 16 years

Adult 17 years – 64 years

Geriatric 65 - lifespan

Speech Therapy: Population Served

Core competencies will be assessed primarily on the following patient population(s) served: Cardiac/cardiovascular, neuro, pulmonary, oncology, GI conditions and diseases including but not limited to: developmental delays, CVA/TIA, dysphagia; developmental delay, etc.

I. Minimum Requirements:

Education: Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Must have completed Clinical Fellowship year after graduating from an accredited school. Licensure/Certifications: Current Georgia Speech and Language Pathology License. Must possess a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech and Hearing Association. BLS required upon hire. Experience: 1 year experience required.

II.Other requirements:

· Outside relationships: Interacts with multiple community agencies and vendors.

· Interaction with other departments: Works collaboratively with patients, families, and other departmental personnel on the healthcare team.

· Budget: The SLP is expected to have a basic understanding of the departmental operating budget, and give recommendations to the Director regarding any capital equipment needs.

· Assets controlled: Hospital equipment

· Career path: May be considered for qualified positions within the hospital.

II. Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the

essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

III.Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing this job the employee is subject to punctures, muscle strain and paper cuts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate .

Title: Speech Language Pathologist PRN - INPATIENT REHAB

Location: Georgia-Augusta-Doctors Hospital of Augusta - Augusta

Requisition ID: 01417-7101