Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
Position Summary: Responsible for evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders affecting speech, voice, language and swallowing abilities in adults and pediatric patients. In the acute care setting, provide evaluations and recommendations for patient's candidacy for PO diet or need for non-oral nutritional support as well as assisting in speech and language screenings and recommendations for discharge needs. In the out patient setting, carry a varied caseload including: pediatric speech and language disorders, voice disorders, professional voice care, augmentative communication evaluations, laryngeal speech training, dysphagia, aphasia and dysarthria.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Maintains comprehensive records regarding patient care in reports and correspondence both within the clinic and with outside healthcare providers.
Maintains daily statistics and submits billing in timely order in compliance with department protocol.
Provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment for speech, voice and swallowing disorders.
Participates in research projects coordinated by the Speech Pathologists in conjunction with the Medical Director of Otolaryngology.
Attends and participates in continuing education within Lahey Clinic as well as outside conferences.
Complies with Speech, Voice and Swallowing infection control measures and safety program; and maintains a safe and neat working environment.
Provides high quality customer service.
Maintains strict adherence to the Lahey Clinic Confidentiality Policy.
Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles , Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies. Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.
Education: Knowledge of Speech Language Pathology typically acquired by attaining a Master's degree in this field.
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Licensure by state of Massachusetts; certification by American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: (see Clinical Competencies) Ability to perform FEES, MBS, standard testing for speech/language disorders, formal voice evaluations and alaryngeal speech, including TEP voice prosthesis placement. Excellent verbal skills.
Experience: Experience in medical - speech/language pathology setting.
Beth Israel Lahey Health is d edicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve. Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health. Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.