Evaluates patient’s speech, language, cognitive/communicative and oral-pharyngeal status meeting established standards.
Plans and implements effective and appropriate treatment so that functional outcomes are achieved.
Completes documentation meeting departmental standards for content, accuracy, and timeliness.
Includes family/caregiver in patient care and provides effective education appropriate for learning needs of patient and family.
Provides supervision to Speech-Language Pathology Aides, Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow/Paid Clinical Experience, Speech-Language Pathology interns, and students as assigned.
While clinical staff may serve a specific patient population, they have the potential to care for patients within the age population range served at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Clinical staff will have competencies that will incorporate age specific guidelines. This age population includes:
I = Infant (30 days to 1 year)LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years)AD = Adult
A = Adolescent (13-17 years)
EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years)
N = Neonate (less than 30 days)
The licensed care giver includes family/caregiver in patient care and provides effective education appropriate for learning needs of patient and family.
Master's Degree in Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology required.
Must have Proof of Georgia licensure in Speech-Language Pathology or eligible for Georgia licensure and proof of application
Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Speech-Language Pathology.
BLS Certification required within 30 days of hire
Knowledge of pediatric theory and practice.
Excellent oral and written communication skills for effective communication of information and positive interpersonal skills and ability to function in an interdisciplinary environment.
A minimum of one-year inpatient pediatric experience.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, ranked in FORTUNE magazine's elite "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America for eleven consecutive years! We are also ranked as one of the top 12 children's hospitals nationwide by Parent magazine and is among U.S. News & World Report's top pediatric hospitals. We are also recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothe...rs" for eleven consecutive years. At Children's, you will work with state-of-the-art technology in a team environment to deliver quality, family-centered care to our patients. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.With three hospitals in metro Atlanta and 27 neighborhood locations, including immediate care, primary care and the Marcus Autism Center, we employ more than 10,000 people. And we house more than 575 staffed beds and provide access to more than 1,900 pediatric physicians representing more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs. In 2015, 61 physicians were recognized as “Top Doctors” by Atlanta magazine. Lifesaving work is happening at Children's—from heart transplants to surgeries to remove brain tumors. Children’s is the largest pediatric provider in Georgia—and one of the largest in the country. In 2015, we treated children from all 159 Georgia counties. It doesn't stop there. In 2015, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reached: •922,861 patient visits •368,342 unique patients (from all 159 counties in Georgia) •26,553 hospital admissions •151,419 inpatient days •888,722 outpatient visits •40,252 surgical procedures (inpatient and outpatient) •229,849 Emergency Department visits •138,407 Urgent Care Center visits •37,809 primary care visits •27 heart transplants•418,000 kids through Strong4Life•1,200 physicians added to The Children’s Care Network•91.5% system retention•Successful launch of the Children’s mobile app
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.