Speech-Language Pathologist II - (Pediatrics)

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_BUERGER-Buerger Center Ambulatory Care 

Req ID: 183572

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

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Job Summary

Seeking full-time pediatric speech-language pathologist to provide diagnostic and rehabilitative services as part of the Cochlear Implant Program.  Provides consultation to medical, allied health, and education personnel.  Provides education and instruction to patients, families/significant caregivers, health care professionals, students, and the community.

Job Responsibilities

1. Independently evaluates patients with known or suspected communication disorders (including speech, language, and oral motor dysfunction) using both non-standardized and standardized evaluation tools.  Records evaluation findings according to Departmental and Hospital procedures.  Refers patients to medical and educational services, when appropriate.  Seeks support from more senior staff, when needed.
2. Develops an individual therapy plan for each assigned patient which includes goals of treatment.  Updates goals and records patient progress according to Departmental and Hospital procedures.  Seeks support from more senior staff, when needed.
3. Presents and defends evaluation findings, progress and recommendations to patients, families/significant caregivers, and health care professionals.  Instructs family members and caregivers in home therapy programs.   Consults with health care and educational staff to promote the patients’ communication skills. 
4. Participates in Departmental or program-based functions (i.e., staff meetings, Departmental continuing education activities, work group meetings/committees, Quality Improvement projects, and equipment/supplies maintenance and ordering).
5. Teaches within the Department, Hospital, professional community, and non-professional community.   Provides consultative services outside of the Hospital setting.  

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

License in Speech-Language Pathology (within 3 months of hire)
CCC-SLP - Clin Competence in Speech-Lang

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:  Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.


Required Experience:  Minimum of 2 years of licensed experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Experience: Experience in pediatric medical-based setting.

Additional Technical Requirements

• High level of analytical skill in order to work independently to identify and plan for the resolution of problems encountered in clinical and research duties.
• High level of skill in various assessment procedures pertaining to speech and language skills in the pediatric population.
• Fundamental research skills including a general understanding of research methodology, design, and statistics.

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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