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On-Call Speech Lang Path

Req #:  137304
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day
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.

Position Requirements:
Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology

ASHA certification (CCC/A)
Illinois state licensure
2~3 years of clinical experience in medical setting
Experience with student supervision
Advanced continuing education
Experience in providing inservices to peers
Good communication skills
Independence in providing advanced level of clinical skills and expertise
0~3 Credential (for Peds patients)
Core Stroke Team requires 8hrs annual Stroke Education

May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
Direct contact with body fluids
Ability to assist, escort, transfer, and respond to patient needs for extended periods of time.
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.)
Weekends, early evening hour and holidays
Off campus locations
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 advanced 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.
Emphasis in teaching/mentoring and assumes major project or committee responsibilities.

Responsible for all principal accountabilities of a Speech Language Pathologist I
Participation in Rehab Services growth and operations.
Responsible for staying abreast of clinical and operational developments.
Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned.
Participation in educational / mentoring activities with Speech Language Pathologystudents, medical students, peers, Hospital staff and / or the community.

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