Speech Pathologist - Milestones, Part-time, Days
Company: Northwestern Medicine
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: June 8, 2021
At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a
difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first
approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare
industry. As an integral part of our team, you'll have the
opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter
where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At
Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive
benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k)
matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees.
Ready to join our quest for better?
The Speech Therapist reflects the mission, vision, and values of
NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate
Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies,
procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation
- Responsible for administration and direct application of
Speech/Language Pathology treatment modalities as prescribed by a
- Evaluates, plans, directs and treats all referred
- Provides pathology treatments to restore function and prevent
disability following disease or injury.
- Assists patients to obtain maximum performance and function in
society while learning to live a routine "normal" life within the
constraints of their disability.
- Provides evaluation and treatment for patients with various
diagnoses that may result in speech/language/cognitive/swallowing
- Adheres to current standards of practice established by the
American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
- Provides education to the patient and family members regarding
evaluation and treatment.
- Completes documentation within policy and procedure manual
mandates. Completes Medicare documentation in accordance with
- Participates on various medical center multi-disciplinary teams
and in programs identified as requiring speech-language pathology
- Coordinates the development of new programs and services,
including determination of Medical Center and community needs for
speech and language services, as well as planning of services,
space, and equipment to meet defined needs.
- Supervises students and Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)
participants in the areas of diagnosis and treatment skills when
necessary. Directs and supervises support staff to ensure optimal
- Assists the supervisor with requisitions, supplies, equipment,
and other administrative duties as assigned.
- Develops and maintains a system reaching out to Staff, referral
sources, and to the community increasing awareness of services
offered. Promotes services at continuing education through
in-services, and by communication with physicians, patients, and
- Ensures that equipment used is adequate, up-to-date,
calibrated, and maintained in good working condition. Initiates
requests for additional updated equipment as needed.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and the skills necessary to provide
the care appropriate to the age/needs of the patients served.
- Maintains professional competency as appropriate and pursues
ongoing learning through attendance at departmental and system
in-services, workshops and conferences/seminars. Actively
participates in organizational learning opportunities as
- Participates in departmental Performance Improvement Program,
gathers data and implements action plans that lead to improving
patient care and/or processes.
- Provides care needed as described in the units/departments
policies and procedures, as well as in the clinical competency
checklist for the position and patient age groups served. Maintains
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and
development over the life span, and adjusts interventions when
appropriate based on this knowledge.
- Demonstrates knowledge regarding pain assessment and management
and adjusts interventions when appropriate based on this
- Maintains a professional and courteous manner and provides
care/ communication in a manner consistent with customer
satisfaction and service excellence strategies.
- Provides patient/family education as appropriate.
- Performs case management/discharge planning and physician
coordination appropriate to care provided.
- Attends team/unit meetings and conferences as appropriate to
facilitate coordinated care and communication.
- Demonstrates knowledge of reimbursement criteria as necessary
and modifies interventions as appropriate.
- Participates on various interdisciplinary system teams as
- Assesses patient situations identifying possible signs and
symptoms of abuse and neglect and intervenes appropriately.
- Performs other related duties as assigned
- Illinois State Licensure Speech/Language/Pathologist
- Master's degree in Speech Therapy
- CERT AHA BLS Provider
- 2 to 5 years of position-related experience
Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the
basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender
identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any
other protected status.
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