As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Full Time Speech-Language Pathologist Outpatient Therapy Services
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish) is highly preferred and Feeding experience is required.
Weekend requirement: 1 weekend day per month.
Delaware license to practice Speech-Language Pathology.
All staff must maintain active DE SLP licensure regardless of assignment, program or location.
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).
BLS certification Basic Life Support (within 6 months of date of hire) and must be maintained for duration of employment.
Member of professional specialty organizations (ASHA, State Speech and Hearing Assoc.) preferred.
Provides speech-language pathology patient examination, evaluation, intervention, documentation, parent/caregiver education, communication and coordination of care with medical/clinical staff and outside agencies as appropriate within the guidelines designated by the department and the Delaware Valley policies and procedures.
Maintains core competencies and any additional competencies determined to be necessary by the management team to ensure patient care needs are met.
Based on programmatic need and licensure requirements may be required to provide inpatient/outpatient coverage at various locations associated with Nemours.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of all ages: pediatrics, adolescents, and adults.
Demonstrates proficiency in the care of neonates as required by assignment.
Able to provide speech-language pathology services to a variety of patient types with recognition of his/her own limitations while seeking appropriate mentorship as needed.
Completes timely documentation as required by departmental policy #7980.3.3, Joint Commission, and CARF standards.
Attends meetings related to patient treatment and contributes to discussion as an interdisciplinary team member.
Consults with other services, families, and outside agencies to recommend durable medical equipment, home/school modifications and transitional therapy program prior to discharge from therapy.
Maintains knowledge of and familiarity with insurance referral/authorization process and documentation requirements related to therapy services.
Participates in triage and coverage planning as necessary to meet patient care and departmental needs.
When required by assignment, participates in weekend/holiday inpatient coverage rotation, including checking the code blue cart.
Team Work: Participates in conflict identification and resolution. Works cooperatively on multidisciplinary, single discipline, program specific and specialty teams.
Assists in maintenance of department space and equipment. Independently seeks to expand clinical knowledge and evidenced based practice through literature reviews, in-services, courses and mentorships.
May provide input on new treatment intervention strategies to ensure evidenced-based and current practices.
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.
Participates in program Continuous Improvement projects.
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.
Program Development: Stays current on technological aspects of position. Participates in activities to increase program use, awareness and marketing Assists in mentoring affiliating speech-language pathology students, department clinical staff, support personnel, and volunteers.
Adequately and appropriately supervises CFY staff.
When applicable, provides inservice training and follows specific protocols/pathways for direct patient care issues as mandated by program.
Provides feedback and input on protocols/pathways. Clinical Education: Participates in speech-language pathology student supervision programs after 1 year of experience and in accordance with professional standards. Supervises and assists with student program as needed.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.