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Speech Language Pathologist, PT; 20 hrs/wk Mon, Wed 7:30 am - 6:00 pm (6281.1)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Speech Therapist to perform evaluations, establish appropriate goals, formulate treatment plans, provide treatment interventions, maintain comprehensive documentation, and assist with coordination of care within the scope of practice of speech language pathology for pediatric patients in the inpatient, outpatient, and ambulatory care clinic settings.

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



1.        Conducts communication &/or feeding assessments/reassessments according to department policy and procedure that are appropriate to area of service delivery and indication for service.

         Gathers and analyzes information obtained from diagnosis, indication, medical history and current status, chronologic/cognitive/developmental age, parent/caregiver/physician concern, past response to care.

         Analyzes information to plan for, select and provide a comprehensive, objective assessment of expressive/receptive communication skills &/or feeding and dysphagia skills that encompasses the components necessary for reporting diagnostic findings and developing clinical recommendations and plan of care related to the specific needs of the client

         Performs assessments according to department policy on patients with receptive &/or expressive communication disorders as seen in pediatric populations & diagnoses

For identified team members:

         Performs clinical feeding assessments according to department procedure, as designated

         Performs Oral Pharyngeal Motility Studies (OPMs) according to hospital procedure & to interpret OPMs accurately in coordination with the Radiologist to determine patient swallowing function/dysfunction, as designated.

2.        Utilizes information gathered through assessment/reassessment of communication &/or feeding skills to develop a plan of care to include frequency of intervention, types of intervention, goal setting

         Collaborates with patient, caregiver, and other healthcare providers in setting realistic goals and in developing a plan of care that is patient/caregiver focused and outcomes oriented

         Identifies appropriate and measurable long term goals and short term goals for communication and/or feeding skill development that are realistic to the current status and expected outcomes

         Continuously assesses, reassesses and modifies goals and plan of care based upon patient status, patient response to care, caregiver feedback and patient needs.

         Utilizes an Episodes of Care model in establishing an initial and ongoing plan of care


3.        Provides high quality patient care that reflects appropriate clinical reasoning and that optimizes patients potential for functional gains, improved quality of life, & increased care giver participation in the area of communication &/or feeding.

         Adequately prepares for sessions, beginning and ending on time

         Includes caregivers in therapy sessions and provides education, strategies, techniques that can be incorporated into daily routines

         Demonstrates good problem solving skills and ability to adapt without difficulty

         Proactively pursues opportunities to collaborate with other healthcare professionals; provides and accepts information from all members of the multidisciplinary team to facilitate goal accomplishment

         Utilizes effective communication skills with client, caregiver, professionals and other healthcare providers

         Facilitates referrals to appropriate resources/agencies within the organization and community

         Addresses patient attendance issues by educating on and enforcing the department policy and procedure


4.        Completes comprehensive documentation appropriate to the setting in which the speech therapy intervention occurs and according to hospital and department policy and procedure

         Documents clearly and concisely records patient status, plan of care, intervention provided, response to care, progress towards goals, patient/caregiver education and need for continued intervention in the area of speech therapy.

         Ensures documentation is completed in a timely manner and supports billed charges and is legible and professional in nature



5. Assists team in providing programs, systems, processes that support high quality care, current clinical practice, outcomes measures, and fiscally responsible practice.

   Actively participates in team meetings by identifying opportunities for improvement & growth, sharing insight into topics under discussion, openly listening to ideas of others

   Actively contributes towards the completion of new programs, projects, processes by volunteering to assist and completing assigned tasks/responsibilities within identified time frame.

   Supports decisions of team by incorporating new programs, systems, processes into current practice



6. Facilitates growth and skill development of self, team, students and community

   Openly and willingly shares knowledge and expertise with other team members. Utilizes internal and external resources to enhance own knowledge and skills

   Prepares for and actively participates in educational opportunities provided within the department including presentations, article reviews, in- services, discussions

   Assists with the orientation of new team members into the department and organization including student education and student observations to further promote the profession



Based on departmental/organizational need may be required to participate in Transplant program functions


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



1.        Performs other duties as assigned




         Requires the ability to communicate effective, both verbally and in writing

         Requires basic computer skills

         Requires the ability to organize responsibilities and manage time wisely

         Requires the ability to work effectively in a team setting


         Masters degree from an accredited college or university in Communication Disorders/Speech Language Pathology required.

         Experience working with pediatric patients or a pediatric clinical internship preferred


         Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) required to work

         Current and valid Nebraska State License in Speech Language Pathology required.

         Current and valid Certification of Clinical Competency required.

o         Would consider candidate completing Clinical Fellowship Year; Continued employment contingent upon obtaining Certification of Clinical Competency


Job Details

Date Posted July 10, 2018
Date Closes October 8, 2018
Requisition 933601-13213
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Speech Therapy
Job Type Part-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Based on Experience
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
Sun: 8 am to 4 pm
SOC Category 29-1127.00 Speech-Language Pathologists
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Speech Therapy
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Pediatric Care
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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