Boston Medical Center Speech Language Pathologist (Per Diem) (AFSCME) in Boston, Massachusetts

Speech Language Pathologist (Per Diem) (AFSCME)

Boston, MA

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Job ID 4019598 Date posted 02/16/2017

Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It´s a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all—and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet – an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. BMC provides a full range of pediatric and adult care services, from primary to family medicine to advanced specialty care.

BMC is also committed to our employees, who are a very important piece to who we are. We pride ourselves in providing equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. BMC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

The Speech-Language Pathologist conducts comprehensive assessments of in and outpatients with disorders of swallowing and related disorders. The Speech-Language Pathologist participates patient education for various communication and swallowing disorders and for various treatments for these disorders. The Speech-Language Pathologist plans and implements individual speech-language pathology treatments. The Speech-Language Pathologist collaborates with other disciplines to arrange for appropriate follow-up care and facilitates a successful return to home and work environments. The Speech-Language Pathologist provides student training according to departmental guidelines and participates in continuous education. The Speech-Language Pathologist is encouraged to assist in interdisciplinary research.

Requires a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited institution. Requires a current license and certification as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ASHA. ASHA membership required. Work requires a current CPR certification. Experienced therapists with FEES competency only.

  • Requires analytical abilities sufficient to evaluate patients' condition, capabilities and progress to develop appropriate treatment programs.

  • Effective interpersonal skills to be socially perceptive in accepting and relaying confidential information, communicating policies and procedures, and interacting with patients, families and various members of the health care team.

  • Excellent English communication skills (oral and written). Bilingual or multi-lingual skills (beyond that of English) appropriate to the patient population served is a plus. * Basic computer proficiency, including MS Office.

  • Organizational skills to set priorities and efficiently complete assigned work.

  • Cultural sensitivity and comfort with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.

  • Must be able to maintain strict protocols of all confidential or sensitive information.