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Speech Pathologist- Outpatient Fern Hill

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Job ID: 211604
Category: Physical/Occupational Therapy
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Part Time Day Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

General Summary Statement

Responsible for developing and implementing treatment programs according to the plan of care, administering modalities, training patients in therapeutic speech exercises, and conducting treatments using special equipment/assistive devices. Monitor the work of supportive personnel such as Speech Therapy Students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Develop and implement the daily plan of care and administering clinical treatments.

· Instructs patients, families and other caregivers in the skills and techniques of the Speech Therapy treatment program..

· Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients as they practice speech exercises and functional activities.

· Confer with speech therapy staff or others to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment.

· Observe patients during treatments to compile and evaluate data on patients' responses and progress, and report to the primary speech therapist.

· Secure patients into or onto therapy equipment (radiologic).

· Maintains appropriate and timely documentation in all patients treated electronic medical record.

· Monitor support personnel (students and volunteers)

· Participate in Department Operations (Billing, Phones, Scheduling, etc).

· Maintain Department & Health System Competencies.

· Maintain licensure and educational requirements as mandated by PA Speech Board of Examiners.

Education Training and Experience

Graduate of a Masters or Doctorate degree curriculum in Speech Therapy accredited by the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Prior experience preferred

Knowledge of Universal Precaution Procedures

Good Communication and Customer Service Skills


Current Pennsylvania State license required

CPR certification required

Licensure/Certification Preferred

National Speech Therapy Examination (NPTE)

Professional Association Certifications Preferred

    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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