Speech Language Pathologist

at UF Health University of Florida Health

Jacksonville, FL

Posted on Oct. 14, 2016

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Full Time, Part Time

Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Disability Insurance, 401K

UF Health Jacksonville is an academic medical center affiliated with the University of Florida. The facility serves as a resource for complex medical care for patients throughout northeast Florida and South Georgia, with more than 70 specialties represented. UF Health Jacksonville is also home to the area’s only Level I adult and pediatric Trauma Center. Areas include SICU, MICU, CVICU, PICU, CCU, Trauma, Emergency and Flight Services. UF Health Shands Hospital, which consistently ranks as one of US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in America, recently became only the 12th hospital in Florida and the 88th in the nation to achieve Magnet status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Upon receipt of a prescription from a qualified practitioner, the Speech Therapist evaluates the patient and develops a treatment plan appropriate for the patient’s diagnosis, precautions, history, age/developmental level and physical examination. The therapist observes patient progress, modifies treatment plans and educates the patient to the purpose/risk of the treatment and expected results/effects. The therapist documents evaluations, progress notes, reevaluations and discharges in the medical record. He/she maintains departmental records and complies with regulatory agencies. Demonstrates awareness of safety issues, indications/contraindications of treatment, patient privacy and confidentiality. Provides support within the department as needed and within the community for education.

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REQUIRED Education: Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology.

Required Licensure/Certifications: Florida license, Speech Pathologist for experienced hires
Note: New graduates completing their clinical fellowship are expected to obtain their Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA within 24 months of their start date.

- Knowledge of Speech Therapy theory, procedures, practices and equipment. Good communication skills.
- Thorough knowledge of possible hazards/necessary precautions/remedial measures in the treatment and care of patients.
- Good understanding of all therapy equipment.
- Ability to assess patient’s response to treatment.
- Ability to coordinate a diverse treatment program for multiple diagnoses.
- Computer skills in Word and Excel.

Preferred Experience:
- Experience in acute care setting, skilled nursing unit and NICU.
- Video swallow studies, speaking valves, voice prosthesis

*Meet our Hiring Managers in person
*Visit us on October 26th from 10:00am to 2:00pm
*Click Apply now for the location address