Position Details

Department: Rehabilitation Services Thomas
Category: Rehab/Therapy
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 420528
Date Posted: 10/29/2018
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: Full-time (40 hrs per/week); Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm position.

This position assists in the planning and operational management of a specialty rehab program and is the systems consultant on matters relating to MBS, Swallow Clinic & Intensive Feeding programs, as well training and coordination of feeding therapy skills development. This position consults with the Clinical Supervisors within the Rehab Dept, Supervisors and Managers of collaborative departments, physicians and professionals at other facilities regarding the provision of care, development of programs and clinical skills. In addition, this person will provide direct patient care and provides leadership for the daily administrative functions of these specialty programs.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Provides clinical leadership and training for employees of the intensive feeding program by conducting and coordinating internal use review of clinical cases. Provides or coordinates discipline specific education and develops and/or tests clinical pathways. Enhances staff development through the establishment of program and individual goals. Participates in discipline specific and multidisciplinary program expansion.
  2. Coordinates the swallow clinic and intensive feeding programs, which include scheduling coordination, program organization, training and standards of practice.
  3. Evaluates and treats patients, demonstrating knowledge of normal development and skills necessary to provide age appropriate intervention. Provides care as outlined in the standards of care section of the Policies and Procedures Manual. Uses pediatric-based behavior management strategies and matches diagnostic/therapeutic interventions to age and disability of children. Establishes appropriate treatment plan with age appropriate goals and target timeframes, which are discussed and mutually agreed upon with the family or other caregivers.
  4. Assists with the appraisal process by bringing a relevant clinical perspective for speech pathologists in the feeding and swallowing program. Assists in the interviewing process and makes recommendations for hiring and terminating employees.
  5. Consults with physicians regarding program issues. Coordinates in-service schedules, insuring completion of evaluation forms and presentation of in-service to staff after attending an outside educational activity. Communicates with other site coordinators about in service opportunities.
  6. Provides educational programs and in-service training to physicians in training, physicians in general, staff, and others in the community. -
  7. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Masters degree or higher in Speech Pathology and/or communication disorders from an accredited university Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Five (5) or more years of pediatric clinical experience in feeding and swallowing. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. ASHA certification Required
2. AZ Dept. of health services license as a speech language pathologist by start date. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Independently competent to perform pediatric MBS for all age ranges. Required
2. Experience with feeding and swallowing for medically complex children. Required
3. Experience with tracheostomy and ventilator dependent children. Preferred
4. NICU experience Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Frequently
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Frequently
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure Applicable
26. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals Applicable
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