Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Otolaryngology. The position is located primarily at BJH West County with some presence at the CAM clinic. This position is for the Medical School.
Position performs duties associated with the clinical delivery of speech-language pathology services and has an emphasis on voice.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform videostroboscopy procedures.
The exams may include rigid transoral exams, flexible nasopharyngoscopic exams, or a combination of both, as determined by the referring physician or as determined by the SLP to obtain diagnosis.
Interpretation of exams is performed by the SLP and physician jointly.
The SLP will prepare a written report, which must be added to the patient’s permanent record with 48 hours of completing the exam.
Perform speech therapy/voice therapy services.
Initial evaluation session – to determine additional treatment plans.
Follow-up therapy sessions.� Length and frequency of sessions, and total duration of treatment, is determined by the SLP.
An initial note or progress note for each session must be added to the patient’s permanent electronic record within 48 hours of the session.
Perform FEES exams and modified barium swallow studies.
Secondary Responsibilities: The SLP may develop additional specialized care programs for selected patient populations, with approval of the supervising physician, such as:
Parkinson’s disease and related conditions – Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.
Accent modification treatment.
Participate in voice-related research studies.
Master's degree with five years of experience as a speech pathologist; must have certificate of Clinical Competence and experience in CPT and ICD-9 coding.
Currently licensed as a Professional Speech Pathologist in the state of Missouri and/or Illinois, as applicable by work location.
Basic Life Support certification (Online BLS certifications, those without a skills assessment component, are not sufficient to meet the BLS requirements).
Experience in assessment and diagnosis of speech and swallowing patients, provision of speech and swallowing therapy to adult voice and head and neck patients.
Management of TEP patients to optimize speech, fit and counsel patients with speech assistive devices, ability to work cooperatively as a team member.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Working Conditions: Clinical office setting with some pressure caused by adherence to patient/physician schedules. The work of this position involves standing, walking, or bending approximately 60% of the time; sitting approximately 35%, and occasional lifting or transferring of patients approximately 5%. Exposure to blood and body fluids is possible.
The hiring range for this position is $68,266 - $87,048 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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