The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. HJD is consistently ranked among the leading orthopaedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopaedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Speech Language Pathologist in the RUSK HJD Speech Department. To qualify a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology plus NYS License and Certificate of Clinical Competence in SLP from ASLHA required. Minimum two (2) years of continuous clinical experience in SLP. Knowledge of pediatric neurogenic communication disorders and proficiency in management or pediatric swallowing/feeing disorders. Willingness to adhere to a flexible work schedule. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. The ability to work effectively as a part of a transdisciplinary team with excellent report writing and verbal communication skills.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing speech-language pathology services (evaluation and treatment) to pediatric population in outpatient settings. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
- Develops, evaluates and plans speech-language pathology treatment programs according to changing communication needs and requirements, conferring with supervisor as required by CFY standard. Uses medical, psychosocial information results of SLP evaluation and patients stated goals to develop realistic plan. Provides clear rational for all aspects of treatment plan, re-evaluates and amends plan as necessary. Monitors and reassess functional and clinical progress in a complete manner. Anticipates and plans for discharge.
- Conducts group and individual therapy sessions under supervision. Implements plan in individual/group sessions and appropriately orients patient/caregivers to SLP treatment and interprets SLP role. Establish/maintains accepting climate for expression of feelings. Uses flexibility and creativity in tasks designed for treatment sessions. Permits patient control and choice as much as feasible. Demonstrates group leadership role in enhancing interaction. Uses tact, empathy and feedback regarding the speech-language pathology, progress and recovery.
- Under direct supervision, assesses patients communication function and abilities. Uses medical and social history to determine constraints on evaluations. Demonstrates thorough patient/family interviewing techniques to determine functional communication, establish patients understanding of SLP goals for treatment, recovery expectations and desire for SLP treatment. Conducts SLP evaluation according to P&P manual. Effectively screens patient for identification of SLP assessment needs and assigns accurate FIM and Wee FIM ratings.
- Under direct supervision, guides, informs and counsels families with respect to communication disorders. Interprets patients assessment finding to patient and family. Provided information to patient and family regarding the speech and language pathology recovery course and psychosocial impact. Engages family in on-going treatment planning including access to SLP services. Instructs family and caregivers regarding techniques to improve communication function. Involves caregivers in planning treatment termination. Provides information about community resources.
- Special Assignments - Responsible for special duties necessary for ongoing operation of department: (e.g. minutes secretary, material maintenance, etc.). Carries out assignment as described in P&P manual.
- Demonstrates continued proficiency in skills required to treat assigned patient population.
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