The Speech Pathologist Bilingual will have the education, knowledge and skill to provide in-patient, out-patient, and/or neighborhood clinic services, focusing on functional skills to enhance development, restore function and to prevent disability from pediatric conditions, illness and injury with English and Spanish proficiency within an episodic care model. The Speech Pathologist will utilize protocols, pathways, and evidence based clinical tools, to provide recommendations inclusive of: appropriate model of care and episode of care as approved by the primary care physician. Provision of direct patient care services, as needed, include: screening, assessment, evaluation, treatment and home programming for children with: feeding and swallowing disorders, articulation, voice, resonance, fluency, receptive/expressive language disorders, hearing loss, and the need for AAC devices. The position will also include patient and caregiver education and training. The Speech Pathologist will engage in direct consultation and collaboration with physicians, nurses, other professionals, clinics and agencies, both within Cook Children's Health Care System and within the community. Documentation and correspondence pertaining to these services will follow department and system policies.
Masters degree in speech/language pathology required
Bilingual (English/Spanish) required. Applicants must meet the required Spanish proficiency levels
State license or eligible for state licensure
Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech/Language Pathology, or eligible for application upon completion of Clinical Fellowship Year and must be obtained within 12 months of hire