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Speech/Language Path-Registry

Req #:  201341
Facility:  South Suburban Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Hazel Crest
Posting Budget Status:  Weekends Only
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

South Suburban is a 260 bed hospital with a level 2+ nursery and 24 bed Emergency Room. We also have a 5 star skilled nursing facility on site and 2 Davinci Robots in our surgical services area.

South Suburban Hospital is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest that is committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

Position Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Speech Pathology
  • 1-2 years experience
  • Eligible for Illinois state licensure
  • Passes ASHA certification exam
  • Coursework in dysphasia evaluations
  • Good communication skills
  • General knowledge of diagnostic and treatment tools
  • CFY eligible
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
  • Direct contact with body fluids
  • Weekends, early evening hours and holidays
  • Work off-campus locations.
  • This position requires travel, therefore, will be exposed to weather and road conditions.
  • Incorporates the provision of cultural and age specific needs while exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses.
  • Primary interaction would be with adult individuals.
  • 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, discharge planning, related documentation and communication with physicians, families and other healthcare providers.

Provision of information and guidance to patients and families regarding the nature and severity of communication or swallowing disorders, current treatment programs, prognosis for recovery, techniques designed to enhance carry over of desired behaviors and any safety or ethical issues related to patient's deficits.
Understanding the impact managed care has on provision of speech~language pathology services.
Participation in professional development.
Formulation and provision of individualized treatment/discharge plans for patients based upon the results of diagnostic evaluations, prognosis, case histories as well as discussion with patient, family, physicians, case managers and other caregivers.
Participation in on going process improvement, quality assurance and safety programs.
Performance of diagnostic evaluations in a thorough and timely manner in accordance with established departmental and professional standards and procedures resulting in clinical accurate diagnosis.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.
Communication of patient related information to nursing and other healthcare providers to facilitate continuity of care and implementation of treatment recommendations.


Report patient safety events and near misses in timely fashion

Adhere to all behavioral and procedural patient safety practices

Promote culture of safety through identifying threats to patient safety and intervening to prevent patient harm

Communicate openly and promote team work

Report intimidating behavior and other threats to patient safety promptly

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.