Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, part of HealthOne, serves as the Rocky Mountain Regions referral center neurotrauma and as the regions first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, a recognized leader in the most advanced stroke care. Swedish offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty and is an eight time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award and a Top 100 Hospital recognized by Reuters. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, Swedish is located in the south metro area Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 100 years. Annually, Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1800 physicians. Recognized by the patients we treat every day.
The Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for evaluating patients, diagnosing disorders; planning, implementing and modifying treatment programs according to age appropriate needs. In addition to direct patient intervention, the Speech Pathologist is involved in the education of patient, family, caregivers, and staff regarding the patient's communication, cognitive skills, and swallowing abilities. The Speech Pathologist may participate in student education and other related duties as required or assigned by supervisor. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to: computer, calculator, VCR, electro larynx, tape recorder, audiometer, endoscope.
The Speech Pathologist must have either a valid certificate of clinical competence issued by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and a Colorado License or if a Clinical Fellow, verification of initiation of certification with valid ASHA account number. Must complete Clinical Fellow Year (CFY) within 15 months of hire.
BLS certification required
Masters degree or Doctorate in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited college or university.
Able to perform all evaluations, assessment, tx planning and test interpretation required in this position. Effective verbal and written communication. Must be competent or willing to be trained and receive competency in modified barium swallows. FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow) experience desired but not required.
Degree of Supervision Required:
Minimal after proficiency is established. Individual proceeds on his/her own initiative in compliance with policies, procedures and practices outlined by immediate supervisor.
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