Speech-Language Pathologist III (Laryngectomy - FEES - Swallowing)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
February 23, 2018
Job Summary: Autonomously responsible for providing evaluation and treatment services for patients referred with speech, language, voice, cognitive-linguistic and/or swallowing disorders. Services are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Additional responsibilities of an SLP III include clinical leadership for a specific patient care program and assessment of staff clinical performance.
Evaluates & treats patients referred to the Voice, Speech & Swallowing Service as determined by the etiology and extent of the communication, swallowing or voice disorder. May include use of videofluoroscopic oropharyngeal swallowing evaluation, FEES, &/or videostroboscopic examination and / or voice evaluation; Interprets evaluation results and makes appropriate recommendations for treatment
Demonstrate independence at an advanced competence level, providing care to a diverse patient population approximately 85% of the time. Provide clinical guidance, staff & patient triage & scheduling, program development or clinical research as needed 15% of the time. Remain up to date with current evidenced based practice standards; meets requirements for annual continuing education.
Mentor and assess competence & ongoing performance of new or less experienced therapists & rehab aides; Communicate results to manager or supervisor. Act as a team leader / clinical resource. Assist Clinical Manager in interviewing, orienting & training new or less experienced staff. Write, create or update competency assessments.
Provide leadership to designated clinical programs. Lead departmental and assist with hospital-wide quality or safety improvement projects. Collect, analyze and review statistics and outcome measures with recommendations for performance improvement. Collaborate with supervisor or manager to organize, direct, distribute and coordinate work.
Demonstrate initiative, seek opportunities, accept additional responsibilities and set professional goals in areas of program development, teaching, quality assurance, performance improvement, research, and administration as appropriate to meet identified department or service needs. Support an environment of idea sharing and exchange of feedback with staff across the service and department.
The Voice, Speech & Swallowing Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is comprised of a select number of highly skilled voice and swallowing specialists who work collaboratively to provide the highest quality of care to patients at this Harvard affiliated level one trauma center. Speech-Language Pathologists have the opportunity to evaluate and treat medically complex inpatients and outpatients referred to us by a wide variety of medical / surgical specialties, including Otolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Medicine, Surgery, Trauma, Neurosurgery, Hematology / Oncology, Interventional Pulmonology, and Thoracic surgery. Adult swallowing specialist as the primary role with expertise in FEES and Laryngectomy strongly preferred.
Master's degree in Communication Disorders required.
License Speech-Language Pathologist Li required., and Certificate 1 Cert of Clin Competence - SLP required., and Certificate 2 Basic Life Support required., or Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification must be obtained within 3 months of hire.
5-8 years related work experience required.
The Cert of Clin Competence - SLP needs to be verified through www.Asha.org.
Candidates who have submitted a complete and accepted application for licensure, and out of state licensed speech-language pathologists are expected to obtain Massachusetts license prior to their start date.
Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.
Previous experience in an acute care setting, including experience with patients on ventilators and/or with tracheotomy tubes.
Previous experience in an outpatient voice clinic, including experience with trans-nasal endoscopy.
Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.
Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.
Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.
Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies: Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -. Physical Nature of the Job: Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.
Internal Number: 24183BR
About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is one of the nation's preeminent academic medical centers. We are committed to excellence in clinical care, bio-medical research and education and to the health and wellness of our patients and our communities. Excellence In Clinical Care Beth Israel Deaconess, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, is a fully integrated medical center providing adult services from cardiology to obstetrics, gastrointestinal disorders to cancer care. As national leaders in patient care quality, safety and transparency, we are setting standards in the way health data can be used to improve care and services. We were the first hospital in the country to achieve meaningful use of electronic medical records, meeting a key set of new federal government standards. BIDMC attracts leading clinicians in all medical fields. Our experts not only provide gold standard treatments to help a patient get better, they also help educate the public on disease prevention. BIDMC clinicians feel a responsibility to do more than make patients better when they are sick — they want to help the community stay healthy. Excellence In Research BIDMC is home to a renown...ed academic research program, where scientific discoveries help to transform medical care. We rank third in the country for National Institutes of Health funding among independent hospitals. With revolutionary advances and therapies happening within our walls, we are a national and international leader in "bench-to-bedside" research. Our patients benefit directly from our dedication to research. At any given moment, more than 300 clinical trials are offered throughout the medical center for those difficult to treat cases, in areas such as cancer, neurology, cardiology and other medical specialties. Excellence In Education BIDMCs 1,250 full-time physicians constitute almost a quarter of Harvard Medical School's faculty. Because of our roots, we are committed to training the next generation of doctors, and have raised medical education to a higher level with a uniquely strong and deep program that enhances our ability to attract top faculty and residents. Learning flourishes within our hallways, as students learn from the best of the best in an open environment that produces leaders of tomorrow. Advancing Care in Communities In pursuit of clinical and research excellence, we have formed partnerships with outstanding community hospitals, specialty care centers and physician practice groups in eastern Massachusetts to give you and your family the convenience of high quality care, close to home. With BIDMC at the core of this network, access to specialty care downtown is always available when appropriate. We are dedicated to providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Blending Warmth and Innovation Compassionate nursing is central to your experience here. Our nurses are highly regarded for superb care, kindness and proficiency. Our quality and safety initiatives, second to none, are often held up as a model for other institutions. As a hospital deemed "Most Wired," and "Most Wireless," we are reengineering how to gather, safeguard and utilize health information. Our systems are state-of-the-art and all BIDMC clinicians use centrally hosted electronic medical records. The Heart of Caring You expect excellence in clinical care, research, education and community outreach from a prominent academic medical center. But we believe what makes BIDMC even more remarkable is our spirit. We treat our patients with the utmost respect and compassion, as we would our own family members and friends. This is the heart of caring at BIDMC.
The AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists, speech, language, and hearing scientists, audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel, and students