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Speech Pathologist

Salary Range: $47,191 to $70,786 / Per Year
Open Period: 9/15/2015 to 12/31/2015
Summary: Services at the hospital including: emergency medicine, internal medicine, surgery, orthopedics, family medicine, neurology, radiology, obstetrics and gynecology, and a wealth of support services such as health promotion and disease prevention, optometry, dentistry, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, laboratory, intensive care, mental health, social services, and community health nursing. The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive, quality speech and language intervention to Native American patients of all ages in the Fort Defiance Indian Hospital. The primary rehab goal is to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from hearing, speech, language, and swallowing disorders, to maximize function, to educate patient and family, and to provide assistive technology and/or non-verbal speech as indicated.
Qualifications: Experience: • Life-span from children to elderly, ability to co-treat with other disciplines (PT, OT). Education: • State Board certified and licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Mandatory Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Qualifications: • Knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of communication and swallowing problems associated with adult neurological deficits, such as aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, Parkinson's disease, right hemisphere lesions. • Knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of adult fluency and voice problems such as vocal cord paralysis, vocal cord nodules and polyps. • Knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of adult dysphagia, and feeding problems of severely speech impaired pediatric patients such as those with cerebral palsy or autism. • Knowledge of sign language, and ability to develop and use augmentative communication systems for non-vocal patients. • Knowledge of video fluoroscopy and ability to design a program to assess and treat swallowing disorders. • Knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of feeding, swallowing, hearing disorders in infants and toddlers, and the ability to make appropriate recommendations for intervention as indicated. • Knowledge of leadership, group dynamics, management, bargaining units and EEO, communication and documentation skills, JCAHO/CMs process, departmental continuing quality improvement, risk management and safety, and infection control. • Knowledge of cultural, social, economic, and medical characteristics of varied population groups and the ability to adapt resources and approaches to special needs of varied groups. • Knowledge of department, service unit, and agency mission and goals to effectively address and carry out programs and care plans for the people we serve. • Knowledge of human motivation and human growth and development from birth through advanced old age to death. • A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.
Work Type: Permanent, Full
Announcement #: MED-14-00045
Who May Apply? US Citizens
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