SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST II, BILINGUAL Job Number: 00125303
Job Posting: Mar 30, 2021, 9:02:09 PM Closing Date: Apr 14, 2021, 4:59:00 AM Full-time Shift Start Time: 8:00 A.M. Shift End Time: 4:00 P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: COMPETITIVE
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: John H. Stroger Hospital
SHIFT: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
One of the largest public health systems in the nation, Cook County Health (CCH) serves as the safety-net for health care in Chicago and suburban Cook County. CCH is comprised of two hospitals, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Correctional Health Services, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan. Through the health system and the health plan, CCH cares for more than 500,000 individuals each year, and its physicians and clinicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan, enhancing the patient experience and the Rehabilitation Services department plays a vital part in this initiative.
JOB SUMMARYSEIU 73
Under the direction of the Department Director or a senior Speech Language Pathologist II (SLP II) Therapist, the Speech Language Pathologist II (SLP II) provides language, speech, and swallowing evaluations, treatment planning, and treatments in a fast-paced, public, acute care, level-one trauma center. The patient population served is from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, of all ages, and includes in and outpatients. While the position is primarily patient care, other responsibilities include supervision and training of junior staff and students as delegated, and to take a leadership role for coordinating SLP team activities. Intervention focus is primarily inpatient, including Intensive Care Unit (ICU) care, performing beside evaluations, and conducting video fluoroscopic swallow studies. Candidates will need good professional, clinical, communication, keyboarding, and computer skills, and a flexible personality that thrives in a diverse and challenging environment.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Gathers, interprets and summarizes medical, evaluation and treatment information from a variety of a sources into appropriate patient documentation according to department documentation policies.
Performs appropriate, thorough and timely diagnostic speech, language and/or swallowing evaluations, including video fluoroscopic swallow evaluations, for all assigned adult and/or pediatric patients.
Develops and performs appropriate treatment programs with subsequent modifications/updating of goals as needed and provides patient/family education and/or counseling.
Determines the need for communicative assistive devices and/or home activities; develops basic devices and/or activities; and provides ongoing follow-up of their appropriateness and effectiveness.
Demonstrates familiarity of the purpose and functioning of departmental equipment and supplies and utilizes them appropriately.
Completes accurate record keeping and documentation in a timely manner, according to Department policies and procedures, including, but not limited to, clinical records, patient billing, statistics, and schedules.
Serves as a referral resource for patients requiring other services.
Adheres to the policies and procedures of the LSH/OT/PT Department, Hospital, and Bureau.
Participates in quality assurance problem identification, data provision and peer review programs of the department.
Functions as a contributing team member within the department and takes an organizational and leadership role in SLP team activities.
Develops and carries a full patient load (6-8 patient visits daily,> 80% procedural unit time of total work time).
Reports problems/other important information to supervisor.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff and other personnel.
May be given additional responsibilities for the following areas: safety, quality improvement, infection control, orderliness, protocols, clinical equipment standards, and competencies.
Work environment requires flexibility, initiative, and the ability to prioritize tasks when dealing with limited resources and/or unanticipated occurrences such as staff absences and fluctuating workload. Provides coverage for other areas when other staff members are absent.
Communicates issues with supervisor regarding activities, progress, problems etc.
Positively supports and participates in Department professional activities.
Complies with all department, hospital, and regulatory agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Assists to maintain work area and keep facility tidy, organized, presentable, and clean.
Reports to the Director of Rehabilitation Services
Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Speech Pathology is required ( Must provide official transcripts at time of interview )
Current License in good standing in the State of Illinois as a Speech Pathologist is required
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) is required
Minimum two (2) years' of clinical experience working with a range of speech/ language/ swallowing disorders is required
Minimum one (1) year of acute care clinical professional experience working with a range of speech/ language/ swallowing disorders is required
Current CPR certification is required
Bilingual in spanish is required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Knowledge of current principles and practice of occupational therapy
Possesses the knowledge of and recognizes the unique behaviors and needs of a variety of patient age groups (Neonate/Infant, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric)
Ability to prepare precise technical records and reports
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals
Ability to work with patients with cognitive and behavioral disorders
Ability to integrate knowledge into evaluation, care planning and treatment that incorporates age-appropriate responses to the physical and psychosocial needs of each patient
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient related materials in compliance with HIPAA requirements
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list an Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable.
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowinglyprejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring uponor because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 262083
About Cook County Health
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER