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Speech Language Pathologist-CCC

Grey Staffing
Elkin, North Carolina, United States
July 19, 2018


"Candidate to function as our Speech Language Pathologist-CCC. Nestled in the western Piedmont wine country of North Carolina in Elkin, our hospital has provided high-quality medical care for residents over a distinguished 84-year history. A private, not-for-profit hospital, we employ more than 700 people, and are served by more than 70 physicians representing 26 specialties and subspecialties. In a recent national patient satisfaction survey, the hospital's patients gave the outpatient department a 99 percent excellent rating, the emergency department a 94 percent rating and OB-GYN services 98 percent. Most recently the hospital received an ""A"" grade for patient safety, and is only one of four hospitals in northwestern North Carolina receiving this grade. In addition, following a 2009 quality evaluation, Press Ganey awarded the hospital's outpatient surgery department a prestigious Summit Award, reserved for clients who achieve and maintain extraordinary results. Job Description: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-4:00pm with WE rotation (approx. every 4th). This position can be either PRN or Full Time. The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is responsible for the clinical aspects of the speech/language therapy services including accurate diagnosis of communication deficits; evaluation of communication, cognitive and swallowing functions; and screening of hearing acuity. The Speech Language Pathologist plans and conducts speech language individual sessions/programs, with group sessions as needed and participates as an integral member of the interdisciplinary treatment on all matters concerning the patient. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Holds certificate of clinical competence and licensure granted by the American Speech and Hearing Association and or current North Carolina Speech Therapy License. Has attended or plans to attend FEES training class. Maintains a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with ill people; uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgement, and a professional attitude when relating with patients, families, and co-workers at all times. Actively functions as a patient advocate. Must have thorough knowledge of all necessary patient assessment techniques, treatment techniques and the operation and maintenance of all unit specific equipment. CPR certification is required along with general knowledge of fire, safety, disaster, and infection control policies and procedures. Demonstrates an ability to respond to changing workloads and performs in an accurate and precise manner in crisis and emergency situations when time is critical.