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On-Call Speech Lang Path -Pediatrics

Req #:  112552
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

It’s More Than a Job, it’s a calling

 

ON-CALL SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST - OUTPATIENT PEDIATRICS

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  • REGISTRY
  • Day/PM Shift - 3p - 6p or 2p - 6p 1-2 days/week
  • A minimum of two years of pediatric experience in a hospital based outpatient setting preferred.
  • Independent with managing caseload ,documentation and time management.

 

Position Requirements:
Masters degree in speech from an accredited school
At least 2 years of experience

Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois

CPR Certification BLS
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
Required to work weekends, Holidays and/or early evening hours as assigned based on department needs.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening disease.
Direct contact with bodily fluids.
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time.
Assigned off campus location as needed
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.

Purpose:
To provide speech language pathology services to pediatric 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.

Accountabilities:
Responsible for all principal accountabilities of a Speech Pathologist II
Responsible for staying abreast of clinical and operational developments.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.

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: Chicago