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On-Call Speech Lang Path/LG

Req #:  201101
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Therapy
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

As part of Advocate Aurora Health, Advocate Children’s Hospital is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. The two main Chicago Metropolitan region campuses are located in Oak Lawn in the southwest and Park Ridge in the northwest. Additional services are accessible at other Advocate hospitals throughout the state. Advocate Children’s Hospital serves as a major referral center for infants and children. Through a special, wholistic approach, Advocate Children’s Hospital combines some of the country’s most respected medical talent with exceptional and compassionate care. In fact, the children’s hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leaders in pediatric cardiology and neonatology, and numerous physicians on staff here have been recognized among the Top Doctors regionally and nationally in their field. The hospital is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists, who offer a wide range of specialized services for children.

Position Requirements:

  • Masters degree in speech from an accredited school
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Illinois
  • CPR Certification BLS
  • CFY eligible
  • At least 2 years of experience
  • 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.

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.

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.