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Speech Pathologist - Neonatal/Pediatric - Full Time Days

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Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Speech Pathologist - Neonatal/Pediatric




Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.


A Brief Overview

The NICU Speech Therapist provides high-quality, patient-centered care by developing and conducting individualized therapy programs for patients with communication, cognitive, and/or swallowing impairments in the NICU. As a member of the health care team, the Speech Therapist performs comprehensive patient assessments and establishes appropriate treatment goals. The Speech Therapist serves as an educator to patients, families, students and colleagues.


What you will do

  • Demonstrates knowledge of Speech Language Pathology in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and prioritizes, implements, and documents evaluations and interventions to move patients to the next level of care in a safe, timely, and effective manner
  • Assists manager/supervisor with clinical and operational issues. Works with manager to improve processes and utilization of therapeutic services
  • Performs clinical evaluations of patients suspected of having communication or Swallowing Disorders of Children and Adults
  • Designs and provides therapeutic programs that are driven by measurable short and long-term goals
  • Identifies the need for re-evaluation based upon achievement of goals, progress or lack of progress, change in patient status and response to interventions provided.
  • Reports patient condition to referring physicians and other members of the healthcare team
  • Properly completes documentation of evaluations, daily visits, progress notes and discharge summaries
  • Assists with Discharge Planning
  • Verbally instructs patient/family/caregiver and other health team personnel and family members in methods of assisting the patient to regain speech and language function and provide written exercises for follow up.
  • Instructs other healthcare team personnel and family members in methods of assisting the patient in improving speech/language and swallowing abilities
  • Ensures that all patient charges are accurately entered into the computer in a timely manner
  • Participates in education and training of neonate therapists, including those in the speech department.
  • Maintains equipment used for therapeutic services and uses them in a safe manner
  • Coordinates the schedule of patient treatment with other members of the healthcare team
  • Adheres to all Safety, Fire, Disaster and other emergency policies of the Hospital
  • Maintains statistical reports as requested
  • Presents Inservice lectures a minimum of 1 time per year
  • Effectively uses support staff as needed.
  • Assists in marketing and educates other services and health care professionals about the role of Speech Language Pathology and its services
  • Performs additional related duties as the need arises.


Education Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in study of Communication Disorders required and
  • Completion of supervised Clinical Fellowship Year required


Experience Qualifications

  • NICU experience required
  • Pediatric feeding experience required
  • Modified Barium Swallow experience required
  • Adult/Geriatric dysphagia experience preferred
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing preferred


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Clinical Bedside Swallow Evaluation (High proficiency)
  • Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBS) (High proficiency)
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) (High proficiency)
  • Ability to comprehend spoken and written English, to communicate with clarity
  • Ability to work independently with non-combative and consistent behavior
  • Ability to interact with a mixed patient population
  • Ability to hear normal and abnormal speech sounds
  • Good assessment and documentation skills
  • Good technical procedure skills
  • Demonstrates compliance with the Hospital and Home care dress code policy by appearing well groomed, wearing ID badge while on duty and maintaining a professional appearance.


Licenses and Certifications

  • SLP - Speech Language Practitioner Licensed by State of New Jersey to practice Speech Language Pathology. upon hire required and
  • ASHA - American Speech Language Hearing Association Certified by American Speech Language Hearing Association. upon hire required and
  • CPR - Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation American Heart Association CPR upon hire required or
  • BCLS - Basic Life Support BLS Certification upon hire required





Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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