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Speech Language Pathologist II

Req #:  214881
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Crystal Lake
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

Position Requirements:

  • Masters or Doctorate Degree in Speech Language Pathology
  • 2 years clinical experience
  • License to practice in Illinois or eligibility as a Speech Language Pathologist.
  • CPR certified May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
  • Direct contact with body fluids
  • Off campus locations
  • Pushing, pulling, lifting, transferring patients. Ability to perform heavy lifting (lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.)
  • Services also provided on weekends and holidays and during early evening hours.
  • This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated. Prior experience with various age groups is required. Evidence of this can be shown by recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age or developmental specific responses.
  • This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 08/01/2014. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

To provide Speech~Language Pathology services to patients/clients with communication and swallowing disorders. These services include assessment, treatment, program planning, implementation, related documentation and communication.

Performance of evaluations and treatment in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with established departmental and professional standards and procedures resulting in clinically accurate Speech~Language Pathology plan of care.
Professional development and assistance with clinical education programs.
Participation in CQI programs and /or hospital/system committees, task forces, etc. Stays abreast of clinical and operational developments.
Documentation follows guidelines set forth by Accrediting Organization, ASHA, Managed Care and Rehab Services Policy and Procedure.
Maintain efficiency of treatment by coordinating activities with other Rehabilitation Service personnel, nursing, medical staff, and other ancillary departments.
Promotes of Speech~Language Pathology to internal rehabilitation associates, other departments and the community.
Other duties as assigned . Therapist assigned to inpatient stroke units will receive an initial two hours stroke education and one hour annual education.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.