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Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) – Full Time

Quality Staffing Specialists

This is a Contract position in Butner, NC posted July 21, 2021.

Quality Staffing Specialist are currently searching for Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) in Butner/Raleigh, NC.

You will be working with Prisoners within a lock down facility as well as Peds population with the School System.

Job Summary: Speech Language Pathologist provides diagnostic and therapeutic services, patient/family counseling and appropriate referrals as necessary to all inpatients and outpatients exhibiting a speech, language, hearing or swallowing disorders. Maintains quality care for all patients through interaction with hospital personnel in a coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach and provides assistance where communication barriers exist due to speech/language disabilities to enable everyone to reach his or her maximum level of independence.

Shifts Needed: Full Time (Temp to Permanent)

Monday-Friday (8am-4pm) **40 hours per week

25 hours @ Federal Prison in Butner

15 hours @ Wake County

Rate of Pay: $39.00/per hour

Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Speech Pathology

· Current license as a S peech Language Pathologist as required

· Two-years of recent experience as a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)

· CPR/BLS Certification

· Experience in Barium Swallow procedure, TBI and deficits related to strokes.

Medical Requirements:

· Tuberculosis (TB) within the last year.

· Chest x-ray within 2 years and questionnaire annually for positive TB’s.

· MMR (2 doses or titer showing positive immunity)

· Tetanus (Tdap) — must be current within the last 10 years

· Hepatitis B Series — may decline

· Varicella (2 vaccines or titer showing positive immunity)

Benefits:

  • Weekly pay by direct deposit (every Thursday)
  • Excellent team of professionals
  • Medical/Dental benefits after 2 weeks of employment

Duties and Responsibilities: The Speech Language Pathologist is expected to practice safe and ethical care within his/her scope as defined by the State Regulatory Agency under the direction of the Rehabilitation Department Head. The Speech Language Pathologist should understand his/her own limitations, seeking advice and assistance when necessary. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs diagnostic evaluations and provides results in written form for the medical record
  • Report at patient evaluation conferences
  • Provides therapy for all types of speech, language, hearing and swallowing disorders as well as education and family counseling.
  • Performs hearing screening
  • Provides total case management and systematic reporting of progress, recommendations and referrals in accordance with applicable guidelines
  • Actively participates in patient evaluation conferences with emphasis on discharge planning and referral pertinent to continued rehabilitation and/or stabilization of clinical gains
  • Provides assistance to other rehabilitation team members about the most feasible communication pathways to achieve maximum value of patient teaching in rehabilitation techniques
  • Assesses and manages swallowing disorders in coordination with other departments
  • Assists as a referral source for deaf patients requiring interpreters
  • Present a neat appearance and dress in compliance with the client facilities’ policies
  • While on assignment, the Speech Language Pathologist is responsible and accountable to their assigned patients and to the client institution. The Physical is under the direct supervision of the Department Head or other assigned personnel and must have the ability to follow directions/instruction from his/her supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Participates in continuing education and learning experiences to enhance and maintain current knowledge and skills for continued competence
  • Perform all duties using proper body mechanics
  • Stand for long periods with frequent squatting, twisting, bending, kneeling and reaching to prepare equipment, materials or objects in order to provide patient care or maintain the patient environment
  • Sensory requirements include speech for communication and vision, smell, touch and hearing to assess patient status.
  • Problem solving skills
  • Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment
  • Consistent attendance is required to assure that the client facilities’ needs, and patient needs are met.
  • To comply with all client facilities’ policies, procedures and practices
  • To comply with all client policies and to uphold our standards of excellence while on assignment at our client facilities.

Working Conditions: The Speech Language Pathologist must understand and accept the possibility of exposure to inside environmental conditions, such as noise, infectious/communicable diseases, blood and bloodborne diseases, chemicals and/or chemical fumes, odors, gases and dusts. There is also the possibility of physical injury/verbal abuse from an out of control patient and/or visitor. Frequent exposures to distressed patients, families or visitors.

Job Requirements:

  • Treating speech and language disorders
  • Administering speech and language evaluations
  • Treat speech and language problems
  • Administer diagnostic speech and language evaluations
  • Evaluate, and provide speech-language therapy for students with identified speech-language impairments
  • Participate in speech/language hearing screenings
  • Provide speech language pathology/dysphasia services
  • Provide speech language therapy treatment to referred patients
  • Evaluate client for speech and language therapy
  • Determine speech/language needs of child
  • Measure patient’s speech and language
  • Provide speech therapy only evaluations
  • Perform therapeutic speech and language treatments
  • Provide skilled speech therapy services
  • Treat speech, language, and hearing disorders
  • Provide rehabilitative services for speech and language disorders
  • Swallowing disorders by speech pathologists
  • Treat all referred speech/language pathology patients
  • Conduct speech and language evaluations and screenings
  • Provide speech therapy for all types of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing disorders