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Speech Pathologist SLP Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU

Company: Banner Health
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Glendale, ArizonaDepartment Name: Thrpy-Acute-HospWork Shift: DayJob Category:Clinical CareGreat careers are built at Banner Health. We understand that talented health care professionals appreciate having options. We are proud to offer our team members many career and lifestyle choices throughout our network of facilities. Apply today, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!Banner Thunderbird Medical Center has served the Northwest Valley for more than 25 years and our unrelenting focus on excellent patient care has helped us become one of the most preferred hospitals in the Valley. You will have the chance to join our team of therapists, nurses, physicians, case managers and clinical support staff to provide evaluations and build treatment plans to neonatal patients 25 weeks and older in our Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Our NICU requires a great amount of teamwork and collaboration with our therapists willing to provide education and unique care to our patients and their families. Some prior experience will be required.This is a full-time, benefited position:40 hours per week, Monday - FridayWe offer flexible scheduling for this incredible opportunity!Nonprofit Banner Thunderbird Medical Center opened its doors in 1983 and has been growing ever since to meet the health care needs of the communities it serves in northwest metropolitan Phoenix. Today, the 595-bed hospital - one of the largest hospitals in the state - is annually ranked as one of the top hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area by US News & World Report and enjoys a reputation as the preferred provider of care to children and adults in the area in consumer preference surveys. The tertiary care hospital provides everything from routine to advanced, specialized care to both adult and pediatric patients. Specialized services include cardiology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, neurosurgery, robotic surgery, stroke care and a women and infants services program. Additionally, in partnership with top-ranked MD Anderson Cancer Center, Banner Thunderbird also offers state-of-the-art cancer care. Banner Thunderbird is certified as a Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center and features a 35-bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit that cares for babies of high-risk pregnancies and those born prematurely. Banner Thunderbird is also home to the only pediatric intensive care unit for seriously ill or injured children in the area. If you would like to contribute to truly leading edge caring, we invite you to bring your experience and skills to Banner Thunderbird.POSITION SUMMARYThis position provides screening, evaluation, and rehabilitation services for patients with speech and language disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. This position plans and carries out specialized treatment programs, documents treatment, and maintains data regarding patient care. This position demonstrates the clinical competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate to the age of the patients served.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Evaluates patients' functional abilities and limitations to determine appropriate intervention. Develops a plan of care and treatment goals, as ordered by physician or other referral source.2. Implements individualized treatment plans that consider patients' physical, social, spiritual, cultural, educational, and age-specific needs. Ensures that treatment plans are supported by standard practices and/or current literature. Re-evaluates treatment plans, as needed, to ensure maximum patient benefit.3. Educates patients, family, and other care providers to promote patient participation and attainment of therapeutic program goals. Provides individualized home programs with clear instructions.4. Documents patient treatment according to professional and regulatory standards.5. Participates in the provision of training to other staff and students.6. Follows plan of care to accomplish functions within established procedures and scope of practice. Makes independent judgments based on specialized knowledge. Confers with supervisor on any unusual situations. Internal customers: All levels of nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: Physician offices, patient families, third party payers, and medical supply companies.Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.NOTE: The core functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESDIRECTLY REPORTINGNoneMATRIX OR INDIRECT REPORTINGNoneTYPE OF SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESN/ABanner Health Leadership will strive to uphold the mission, values, and purpose of the organization. They will serve as role models for staff and act in a people-centered, service excellence-focused, and results-oriented manner.PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORSDP - Typical Direct Patient Care environment: (Nutrition Rep, Chaplain, RN)Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs.Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair.May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.May require periodic use of personal computer.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSMasters degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited university program.Current licensure in the state of practice. Certificate of Clinical Competence or documented acceptance in Clinical Fellowship Year. BLS certification required.Requires the ability to work collaboratively with physicians and other healthcare providers. Must have strong interpersonal communications and human relation skills.Must have the ability to become proficient with computer software applications commonly used in an automated patient care environment. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice or Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSAdditional related education and/or experience preferred.

Keywords: Banner Health, Glendale , Speech Pathologist SLP Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU, Healthcare , Glendale, Arizona

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