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Speech/Lang Path- REGISTRY.

Req #:  156812
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department,  a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

***Together we make healthy happen***




  • Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL.
  • Registry
  • Day Shift - minimum requirement of working 2 weekend shifts per month and one holiday/year in the inpatient setting; • 9AM-2PM SATURDAYS AND 9AM-12PM ON SUNDAYS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON PATIENT CENSUS/SPEECH THERAPY CASELOAD
  • ***Must have experience in the acute care hospital setting and be able to perform and be competent in performing bedside clinical swallow evaluations and videofluoroscopy swallowing studies***


Position Requirements:
Masters degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited school

Licensed or eligible to practice in the State of Illinois
CPR Certification BCLS
Maintains continuing education requirements as mandated by professional standards
Good interpersonal skills and communication
Competent knowledge in a variety of diagnostic and treatment techniques
Recognition of needs and behaviors of specific age groups
CFY eligible
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
Pushing, pulling, lifting patients
Ability to assist, escort, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time
May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
(Full time/part time staff coming on board at Advocate Sherman Hospital have the minimum requirement of working one weekend shift per month and one holiday/year in the inpatient setting.

Zero hour (registry staff) have the minimum requirement of working 2 weekend shifts per month and one holiday/year in the inpatient setting).
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.

Provides direct speech~language pathology services to patients of all ages who are referred to the department. Selects appropriate evaluation procedures and develops individualized treatment programs to restore or maximize each patient's functional skills.

Provision of Patient Care
Patient Assessment
Daily Operations

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.

Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago