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Speech Language Pathologist (Full Time, Day shift)

REHAB-SPEECH PATHOLOGY Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 25619


Job Summary

Provides clinical and professional services within the department. Responsible for the evaluation, reevaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care.

Job Specific Duties

  • Assists the leader in the development and/or the sustaining of new or existing departmental procedures, programs and processes to ensure quality care, and to promote inpatient referrals. 
  • Demonstrates evidence of internal and/or external collaboration (i.e., inclusive but not limited to consultations to physicians and other members of the patient care team from other departments/disciplines) with documentation of implemented outcome in process/program. 
  • Assists leaders with the facilitation and coordination of in-services (within department and/or across service line) specific to evidenced-informed practices/literature review with a focus on clinical expertise.
  • Demonstrates knowledge translation of evidence based care through student education and supervision in the area of expertise.
  • Demonstrates knowledge translation of evidence based care through training of peers in the area of expertise. 
  • Collaborates with and serves as a member of multidisciplinary teams, committees, and special projects to improve clinical workflow for inpatients utilizing process improvement strategies.
  • Assists the leader in the coordination of inpatient care and delivery models in compliance with evidenced based practices, processes, and protocols. 
  • Assists leader in the completion of monthly chart reviews (12 unique medical records) of peers to ensure evidence-informed practice in area of expertise and works with leaders to address any deficiencies, which may include development and execution of a mentoring plan.
  • Maintains and documents productivity standards set by leaders. 
  • Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges accurately and in a timely manner as determined by meeting departmental standards.
  • Ensures evaluations and daily documentation reflect evidence-informed practices in area of expertise (minimum of 3 unique medical record chart reviewed). 
  • Assists patients and rehab staff with inpatient to outpatient transfers to support in access to care for outpatient rehab services and continuity of care post discharge. 
  • Conducts and interprets evaluations based on patient's medical concerns, developmental age, diagnosis, and prognosis. Provides recommendations based on findings. 
  • Maintains active and supportive communication with the patient, caregiver(s), and others regarding progress, problems, home programs, and other issues related to the therapeutic process. 
  • Develops a plan of care outlining area of deficit, activity restrictions, context and assistance needed, and ensures functional, realistic, and measurable treatment goals and/or status of ongoing goals. 
  • Recommends and provides treatments based upon medical, clinical, functional, and observational findings. 
  • Initiates, documents, and prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential or when benefit of therapy is reached. 
  • Follows TRAAC and initiates, documents & prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential and/or when benefit of therapy is reached. 
  • Provides proof of at least 1 in-service specific to evidenced-based practices/literature review with a focus on clinical expertise. 
  • Provides proof of at least 1 peer review (case study presentation) with focus on area of clinical expertise incorporating evidenced-based practices into treatment plan. 
  • Maintains at least 50% or more hours of CEU transcript in area of expertise. 


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences & Disorders 
  • Florida Speech Language Pathologist license - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • Level II Finger printing background and Good Moral Character Affidavit must be initiated within 15 days of hire date and finalized within 90 days of hire date
  • 5 years of pediatric (0 months to 21 years old) clinical experience (or) 4 years of pediatric clinical experience plus 1 year board certification in a relevant specialty area

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Pediatric Board Certification (in relevant specialty area) and/or Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Current membership in the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
  • A plus if individual has participated in research, program development, or teaching appointments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Analytical ability necessary to evaluate patient condition, to interpret and analyze data, assess patient progress, and determine appropriate follow-up.
  • Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.

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Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

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Job Status

:Full Time

Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.

Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory

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Advocate for children. Advocate for families. Advocate for yourself. But most of all, advocate for getting the job done right and you will find nothing but success and support in your career here.

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We expect our team members to have empathy for the patients and families they treat, and in turn, we have empathy for them. We take care of everyone in the Nicklaus Children’s family with competitive benefits and our supportive culture.

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