Pediatric Speech Therapist

Pediatric Speech Therapist
Pediatric Therapy

The Pediatric Speech Therapist will:

Evaluates and assesses neonate, pediatric and adolescent patients with speech, language and voice disorder and oral motor/feeding disorders to determine their level of function. Develops and performs therapeutic treatment programs that reflect age and developmentally appropriate activities and documents findings. Communicates and works closely with Medical Staff and other healthcare professionals. Participates in clinical education programs and departmental program development in assigned areas. Practices in accordance with American Speech Language and Hearing Association's Code of Ethics.
  • Evaluates and assesses each patient utilizing various objective tests and measurements and clinical observations, as appropriate to the ages of the patients growth and development through the life cycle factors (Neonates, Pediatrics, Adolescents).
  • Develops proper therapeutic treatment plan of care and anticipated outcome for each patient in accordance with a written and signed Physician's order or prescription
  • Performs treatment plan of care through use of various therapeutic positioning and facilitation techniques, age and developmentally appropriate activities, patient/parent/caregiver education and training and orders adaptive equipment to assist patients in reaching their maximum performance levels and achieve outcomes as appropriate
  • Documents initial assessments, reassessments, and progress notes for each patient in accordance with established department policy and procedure.
  • Ensures all treatments/procedures/protocols are performed based on established standards; demonstrates competency in performing all treatments/procedures/protocols and use of equipment within the scope of speech therapy practice as appropriate to the ages of the patients, their growth and development through the life cycle, and with an understanding of the range of treatment needed by these patients
  • Responsible for the completion of all clerical work concerning assigned caseload maintaining appropriate data and statistics in accordance with established department procedure

  • Requires Masters Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from a college or university accredited by the council on Academic Accreditation in Speech Language Pathology (CAA)
  • Requires a current New Jersey State license and registration in Speech and Language Pathology or eligibility
  • Previous experience preferred; especially in Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Requires analytical ability, use of independent judgment and sufficient interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with patients, parents, caregivers, students, therapists and other healthcare professionals.
  • NDT certification preferred but not necessary
  • BLS Certification required, as approved by the American Heart Association
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology

Grade 127