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Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) - Acute Care

Company: Hartford HealthCare
Location: Gales Ferry
Posted on: May 17, 2024

Job Description:

Description Job Schedule: Full Time Standard Hours: 40 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details: Work where every moment matters. -
Every day, almost 20,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut's most comprehensive healthcare network.
For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.
In addition to our 200+ bed hospital, the Backus Health System includes numerous off-site locations, including several health centers, Backus Home Health Care and the Backus Outpatient Care Center, also in Norwich. Backus Health Centers are located in Montville, Ledyard, Colchester, Norwich, and North Stonington, and additional labs for blood draws are available throughout the region.
Job Summary
We're currently seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated and caring Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) to join our acute care team at Backus Hospital.
The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) independently evaluates patient's level of function and determines, develops, and implements individualized treatment goals and plans in alignment with the patient/caregiver goals. The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) determines treatment strategies and delivers Speech Language Therapy services that identify, restore, and rehabilitate disorders of communication, cognition and swallowing to maximize a patient's safety and independence.
This role encompasses evaluation skills and techniques, analysis of patients, and application of speech therapy to maximize the patient's functional independence. -
- - - - - - - - - Upon Physician referral, performs thorough evaluation of patient's oral-motor strength/agility, motor speech, voice, deglutition, auditory comprehension, reading comprehension, verbal expression, written expression, memory, problem solving and attention. Evaluates the existence, nature, and severity of speech, language and/or hearing disorders.
- - - - - - - - - Establish measurable goals with the patient/family based on appropriate patient care protocols and critical paths in order to meet patient needs.
- - - - - - - - - Implement, deliver and delegate patient care by utilizing appropriate interventions and age-specific interventions and treatments through selected activities and exercises.
- - - - - - - - - Provides patient and caregiver education regarding treatment, precautions, and equipment use
- - - - - - - - - Participates in patient transition planning and/or patient discharge planning including recommendations to community resources to meet patient needs throughout the continuum of care. Help to coordinate patient care with other care providers such as MDs, Rehab Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers, and other community resources as related to care transition planning.
As one of the largest rehabilitation providers in the state, we offer a team-oriented structure, a comprehensive continuing education program, an excellent benefits package along with Special Interest Groups that assist with evidence based clinical knowledge, growth opportunities and support within the organization. -
- - - - - - - - - Flexible scheduling
- - - - - - - - - Extensive Paid Time Off (PTO) plus holidays
- - - - - - - - - Medical and dental benefits
- - - - - - - - - 401K with excellent company match
- - - - - - - - - Company paid short term and long term disability insurance
- - - - - - - - - Continuing education and tuition reimbursement
- - - - - - - - - Clinical specialty and senior clinician opportunities
We believe in high standards. These standards allow us to bring out the very best in our clients and our staff.Qualifications

- - - - - - - - - Master's Degree, Clinical Doctorate or PhD in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited Speech Pathology program
- - - - - - - - - Open to new graduates
- - - - - - - - - Previous experience as a Speech Language Pathologist preferred
- - - - - - - - - Current State of Connecticut license in Speech Language Pathology or meets minimum requirements for a Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) plan required
- - - - - - - - - Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) with passing score on the national SLP Praxis - exam or Approved Clinical Fellowship plan from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge - helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

Keywords: Hartford HealthCare, New England , Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) - Acute Care, Healthcare , Gales Ferry, Northeast

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