The Speech & Hearing Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center treats inpatients and outpatients with a range of speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders resulting from a range of diagnosis and etiologies. We are filling a vacate Speech Pathologist position within the department that covers both the adult and pediatric population.
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Performs a variety of Speech Pathology diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic procedures for inpatients and outpatients.
Develops optimal therapeutic treatment and discharge plans for patients with communication and/or swallowing disorders according to principles and practices of the profession to maintain high standards and uniform level of care.
Provides counseling to patients and their families as needed by explaining the treatment plan and providing pertinent literature to ensure they are well informed and abreast of the patients current level of functioning and prognosis.
Provides appropriate information regarding community resources to the general population and peers within the Speech and Hearing community.
Oversees patient support groups sponsored by the Speech Pathology service.
Communicates with family members, physicians, nurses, teachers, and outside agencies regarding results of evaluations, therapeutic interventions, and recommendations.
Provide in services of current knowledge in areas of Speech Pathology and dysphagia and maintain professional liaisons with physicians and staff in training.
Works closely with the rest of the department to promote continuity of care, best practice and ongoing program growth and development.
Communicates with the rest of the department, Manager, Program Director and Administrative Coordinator regarding programmatic development and needs.
Documents patient visits/consults and maintains proper documentation in patient medical record in accordance with JCAHO and NY State regulations and completes documentation to bill for the services rendered.
Trains speech pathologists and graduate student interns.
New York State Licensure in Speech Pathology, or New York State Licensure eligible
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) awarded by the American Speech Language Hearing Association
Masters degree in Speech Pathology plus one-year fellowship
Experience and a strong interest in working with the Oncology population in an acute care and outpatient setting, including:
Adult speech, language, and cognitive evaluation and management for inpatients and outpatients with deficits related to a primary cancer or treatment related sequelae.
Dysphagia evaluation and treatment in the acute and outpatient settings and ability to determine the need for instrumental evaluation.
Pediatric speech, language, and feeding/swallowing evaluation and management for inpatients and outpatients with deficits related to a primary cancer or treatment related sequelae. Approximately 25-50% of caseload will be the coverage of pediatric inpatients and outpatients.
Adult speech, language, and cognitive evaluation and management for patients with neurological or neurosurgical diagnoses.
Evaluating swallowing and voice with complex tracheostomy and ventilator dependent patients.
Experience with instrumental evaluations of both swallowing and voice- Videofluoroscopy, FEES, Videostroboscopy.
Ability to manage a high volume, complex, and diverse patient caseload.
Ability to work closely and communicate with a variety of multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive care to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disorders.
Experience or interest in data collection and analysis with the expectation of participation in clinical research.
Internal Number: 2021-49049
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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.