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Washington University of St. Louis Speech - Language Pathologist - Program in Physical Therapy - 51867 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Department Name/Job Location This position is with the Program in Physical Therapy and is located on the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions POSITION SUMMARY: Position is responsible for providing direct patient care, to include: performing evaluations, establishing goals, planning speech therapy treatment programs for teens/adults referred to speech therapy by the physician or community partners. Position may also assist with clinical program development and related performance improvement activities as assigned by clinical manager. Position is 100% clinical. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Delivers evidence-based speech/language therapy evaluation and treatment services typically offered in the clinic or community, including any follow-up services to ensure appropriate outcomes. Assures services are delivered in a safe and effective manner. Demonstrates flexibility, team building, and active participation in departmental functions in order to promote an efficient and positive work environment. Adheres to discipline specific State Practice Act and other regulatory agencies. Performs duties in an ethical manner in accordance with discipline specific professional code of conduct. Carries full patient caseload, ensuring management of patient schedule. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. 2. Completes all aspects of clinical documentation including billing and all other assigned documentation. Records evaluations, goals, treatment plan, client response, and progressive change in the client’s record according to established protocols and adheres to all departmental and regulatory policies. Ensures care is provided under a valid referral from an appropriate referral source and within insurance approval, as indicated and necessary for clinical care of the patient. Notifies supervisor of schedule openings and concerns with caseload management. Maintains communication with supervisor related to service needs such as necessary supplies, equipment and clinical training in order to effectively complete assigned duties. 3. Confers and collaborates with physicians, other health care practitioners, families and/or caregivers to obtain additional information, suggest revisions in treatment program, and coordinate speech/language therapy intervention with other care providers. 4. Orients, instructs, and directs speech/language therapy students and rehabilitation technicians in patient-related activities as assigned. 5. Participates in program development and implementation activities as assigned. Participates in performance/quality improvement initiatives as assigned. 6. Attends related departmental meetings, conferences, and continuing education courses. Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations. Required Qualifications * Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from an accredited program with two to three years of clinical experience. Preferred Qualifications * Possess a current, unencumbered license to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Missouri. * Basic Life Support Certification, Level C, or obtains certification within one month of employment. * Expected to apply principles of scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. * Able to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form to include technical instructions. * Demonstrate current knowledge and application of safety issues particularly as applied to body mechanics. * Ability to lift ten pounds from floor to waist, carry ten pounds for short distances, and push and pull occasionally with moderate force. * Coordinate hand movements to write, type, manipulate folders, and client body parts as needed. * Must possess good organizational and critical thinking skills with the ability to solve simple and complex problems; excellent and professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; an ability to interview, counsel, or advise clients, patients, and their families; and work well with all personnel. * Ability to perform high level problem solving, negotiation, and executive functions. * Must be able to organize, prioritize, and effectively manage a caseload of varied patients and use judgment regarding discharge planning and timing of services. * Proficient computer skills to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, and E-mail. * Must be comfortable with an evidence-based practice work environment dedicated to continual improvement and effective change. * Ability to handle confidential matters discretely. Salary Range Base pay commensurate with experience. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7. Applicant Special Instructions * Direct Patient Care. * Patient Care Setting / Normal Office Environment. * Exposure to Blood-Borne Pathogens. * Typically Sitting at Desk or Table. * Typically Bending, Crouching, Stooping. * Repetitive Wrist, Hand, or Finger Movement (PC Typing). * Occasional Lifting (25 lbs. or less). * Occasional Lifting (25-50 lbs). * Office Equipment. * Clinical/Diagnostic Equipment. * Position may oversee fieldwork students and Therapy Aides. EOE Statement Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Job Title: Speech - Language Pathologist - Program in Physical Therapy - 51867 Job ID: 51867 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular