General Description : Christiana Care is currently recruiting for a per diem Pediatric Speech Pathologist. Christiana Care Health System is one of the nation's largest (>1,000 beds) not-for-profit teaching institutions, serving all of Delaware and neighboring areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey- with over 54,000 admissions, 7,200 newborn deliveries, and 143,000 emergency department visits annually. Christiana Care is centrally located from major cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. General Areas of Practice: - Speech and language evaluation and treatment of children birth through school age in the outpatient setting (Wilmington Hospital or Springside) - Speech and language evaluation and treatment of children birth to three in the natural environment - Multidisciplinary speech and language assessments through contract and Child Development Watch Specialty Areas of Practice Preferred: - Evaluation and treatment of feeding and swallowing difficulty with infants in the NICU, children birth to three in the natural environment, and children birth through school age in the outpatient setting - Video swallow studies with NICU infants and outpatients birth through school age PRIMARY FUNCTION: To identify, assess, and provide treatment for individuals of all ages with communication disorders. To counsel individuals with disorders of communication, their families, caregivers and other service providers relative to the disability and its management. To provide consultation and make referrals. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Screens, identifies, assesses, and interprets, diagnoses, rehabilitates, and prevents disorders of speech (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice) and language. - Screens, identifies, assesses, interprets, diagnoses, and rehabilitates disorders of oral-pharyngeal function (dysphagia) and related disorders. - Screens, identifies, assesses, interprets, diagnoses, and rehabilitates cognitive/communication disorders. - Assesses, selects, and develops augmentative and alternative communication systems and provides training in their use. - Provides aural rehabilitation and related counseling services to hearing impaired individuals and their families. - Enhances speech/language proficiency and communication effectiveness (e.g. accent reduction). - Screens hearing and other factors for the purpose of speech/language evaluation and/or the initial identification of individuals with other communication disorders. - Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed. - Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors. - Performs other related duties as required. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: - Masters degree in Speech and Language Pathology. - Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology. - Delaware license to practice speech pathology. - Continuing education to meet licensure renewal requirements.
Internal Number: 46499BR
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.