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Speech Language Pathologist SLP Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU

Company: Banner Health
Location: Mesa
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Mesa, ArizonaDepartment Name:Banner Staffing Services-AZWork Shift:DayJob Category:Clinical CareA rewarding career that fits your life. Those who have joined the Banner mission come from all walks of life, united by the common goal: Make health care easier, so life can be better. If changing health care for the better sounds like something you want to be part of, apply today!Banner Staffing Services (BSS) offers Registry/Per Diem opportunities within Banner Health. Registry/Per Diem positions are utilized as needed within our facilities. These positions are great way to start your career with Banner Health. As a BSS team member, you are eligible to apply (at any time) as an internal applicant to any regular opportunities within Banner Health.Our Level III NICU requires compassion and unique care to our patients and their families. As an active member of the team, we require dedication in this highly specialized area with some experience required.As a valued and respected Banner Health team member, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive wages
  • Paid orientation
  • Flexible Schedules (select positions)
  • Fewer Shifts Cancelled
  • Weekly pay
  • 403(b) Pre-tax retirement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee wellness program
  • Discount Entertainment tickets
  • Restaurant/Shopping discounts
  • Auto Purchase PlanRegistry/Per Diem positions do not have guaranteed hours and no medical benefits package is offered. Completion of post-offer Occupational Health physical assessment, drug screen and background check (includes employment, criminal and education) is required.POSITION SUMMARY
    This position provides screening, evaluation, and rehabilitation services for patients with speech and language disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. This position plans and carries out specialized treatment programs, documents treatment, and maintains data regarding patient care. This position demonstrates the clinical competence and knowledge necessary to provide treatment appropriate to the age of the patients served.

    CORE FUNCTIONS
    1. Evaluates patients' functional abilities and limitations to determine appropriate intervention. Develops a plan of care and treatment goals, as ordered by physician or other referral source.

    2. Implements individualized treatment plans that consider patients' physical, social, spiritual, cultural, educational, and age-specific needs. Ensures that treatment plans are supported by standard practices and/or current literature. Re-evaluates treatment plans, as needed, to ensure maximum patient benefit.

    3. Educates patients, family, and other care providers to promote patient participation and attainment of therapeutic program goals. Provides individualized home programs with clear instructions.

    4. Documents patient treatment according to professional and regulatory standards.

    5. Participates in the provision of training to other staff and students.

    6. Follows plan of care to accomplish functions within established procedures and scope of practice. Makes independent judgments based on specialized knowledge. Confers with supervisor on any unusual situations. Internal customers: All levels of nursing management and staff, medical staff, and all other members of the interdisciplinary health care team. External Customers: Physician offices, patient families, third party payers, and medical supply companies.

    Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.

    NOTE: The core functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    DIRECTLY REPORTING
    None
    MATRIX OR INDIRECT REPORTING
    None
    TYPE OF SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    N/A

    Banner Health Leadership will strive to uphold the mission, values, and purpose of the organization. They will serve as role models for staff and act in a people-centered, service excellence-focused, and results-oriented manner.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENT FACTORS
    DP - Typical Direct Patient Care environment: (Nutrition Rep, Chaplain, RN)
    Able to stand, walk, bend, squat, reach, and stretch frequently.
    Possess physical agility and adequate reaction time to respond quickly and appropriately to unexpected patient care needs.
    Needs adequate hearing and visual acuity, including adequate color vision.
    Requires fine motor skills, adequate eye-hand coordination, and ability to grasp and handle objects.
    Able to use proper body mechanics to assist patients in ambulating, transferring in and out of bed, chair or wheelchair.
    May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
    Must use standard precautions due to threat of exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
    Needs ability to communicate effectively through reading, writing, and speaking in person or on telephone.
    May require periodic use of personal computer.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited university program.

    Current licensure in the state of practice. Certificate of Clinical Competence or documented acceptance in Clinical Fellowship Year. BLS certification required.

    Requires the ability to work collaboratively with physicians and other healthcare providers. Must have strong interpersonal communications and human relation skills.

    Must have the ability to become proficient with computer software applications commonly used in an automated patient care environment. Employees working for Banner Home Care/Hospice or Boswell Skilled Nursing Facility must possess an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card at the time of hire and maintain the card for the duration of their employment.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.DATE APPROVED 02/07/2021

Keywords: Banner Health, Mesa , Speech Language Pathologist SLP Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU, Healthcare , Mesa, Arizona

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