POSITION SUMMARY: Evaluates speech and language patients with known or suspected health conditions and performs therapeutic treatment procedures as indicated. Makes patient referrals to other health care agencies/disciplines as indicated. Feeding and swallowing experience encouraged but not required. Instructs patients and family members in individualized activity programs designed to maximize functional abilities. Completes timely documentation. Will consider CFY placement. Employee is also responsible for supporting the mission and goals of Creighton Pediatric Therapy:
CPT Mission: Creighton Pediatric Therapy will be a center of excellence in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy for clinical services, research, and education.
•Provide high quality, evidence-based, family-centered care
•Educate and support parents of children with special needs through training opportunities at the clinic and within the community
•Provide a comprehensive health care program to the community focusing on improving wellness, enhancing quality of life, empowering families, and bringing hope
•Contribute to the body of evidence through clinical research
•Serve as a resource, training, and diagnostic center for sensory integration services
•Serve as a resource, training, and diagnostic center for feeding and swallowing services
•Serve as a premier clinical education site for SPAHP occupational therapy and physical therapy students
•Provide a center for post-graduate pediatric occupational therapy and physical therapy residents through mentored clinical practice
The employee will also complete activities as appropriate to the job title of speech language pathologist and as delegated by his/her supervisor(s).
Minimum Education/ Licensure/ Certifications: Graduation from a speech language pathology education program is required. Licensed or eligible for licensure to practice speech language pathology by the Nebraska State Department of Health is required. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required. Experience in pediatric speech language pathology therapy preferred. Display proficiency in the use of common speech language pathology therapy standardized assessments, an understanding of childhood development, and the use of intervention procedures. Completion of HIPAA and immunization requirements prior to patient care. Completion of NPI number and insurance plan credentialing prior to independent patient care required. Completion of background check and drug screen during the pre-employment process.
Physical Requirements: Requires frequent walking and standing; requires sitting at a work-station or desk; work may include occasional pushing and/or pulling, lifting, and carrying objects weighing up to 40 lbs. Requires getting on/off the floor and/or on/off equipment. Requires physical ability to move, lift, and transport patients and equipment.
Mental Demands: Ability to work at a fast pace and to prioritize multiple assignments/projects and respond to numerous requests. Ability to resolve conflict amongst staff and to work collaboratively with clinic director, clinic assistant director, clinic manager, clinic staff (including physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other speech language pathologists), referring physicians, and other members of the healthcare team. Ability to concentrate and focus on projects. Possesses creative systems thinking to ensure operational efficiency. Ability to problem solve and make decisions. Self control and stress tolerance in dealing with multiple requests and conflicting demands from multiple customers.
Special Demands: Demonstrates clear verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills, especially in recording evaluations and patient progress notes. Functions effectively and efficiently under stress with frequent interruptions. Requires minimal sustained direction in carrying out departmental and professional responsibilities. Self-starting and self-motivating. Ability to work collaboratively with other therapy disciplines and co-treat/coordinate care as needed. Uses the clinic documentation system independently following training/orientation.
Ages of Patients Served: Provides patient care or has patient interaction to specific population of patients: (check all that apply)
( X ) Infant ( X ) Pediatric (X ) Adult ( ) Geriatric ( ) All Ages ( ) Not applicable
(For Blood borne pathogens) Check appropriate level: 1 ______High potential for exposure
2 ______Moderate potential for exposure 3 __X____Minimal or no potential for exposure
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75 – 100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 75 – 100%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 50 – 74 % (40 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 0 – 24%
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: Yes
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.
|Date Posted||June 19, 2022|
|Date Closes||June 19, 2023|
|Located In||Omaha, NE|