Speech-Language Pathologist - Inpatient

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_BUERGER-Buerger Center Ambulatory Care 

Req ID: 218235

Shift: Any

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 


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Job Summary

Provides evaluation and treatment of speech, language and oral motor function to an assigned group of patients.  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.  

Seeking full-time pediatric speech-language pathologist to provide inpatient dysphagia, speech, and language services to a varied population of infants and children with neurological, developmental, and medically based communication and feeding/swallowing disorders. Provide outpatient dysphagia services including in-office evaluations and Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies to a varied population of infants and children with feeding/swallowing disorders. Consult with medical and therapy personnel. Provide education and instruction to patients, families, health care professionals, students, and the community. Dysphagia and cognition/language experience required.

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.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Completion of Clinical Fellowship 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, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more. 

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons.  Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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