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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Voice Specialist Level I in Boston, Massachusetts

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Voice Specialist Level I

Department Description:The Voice, Speech and Swallowing Therapy experts at BIDMC are nationally recognized leaders, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of voice, airway, speech and swallowing conditions. Seeking a part-time Voice Specialist to accommodate growing demand. Coverage needed in Boston and Lexington.

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:39236BR

Job Summary:The Speech Language Pathologists in this position are autonomously responsible for examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis intervention and discharge planning for the SLP needs of patients who have potential for functional impairments, limitations and disabilities and are referred for voice/speech/swallowing services. Position involves primarily direct patient care of outpatients with voice disorders.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Performing initial, pre and post-treatment voice evaluations.

  • Providing voice therapy and clinical management for patients with a wide variety of voice disorders.

  • Performing rigid and flexible stroboscopy exams.

  • Facilitating clinical throughput (obtaining patient history, pre-therapy counseling) and particpating in clinical research.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Communications Disorders required.

  • License Speech Language Pathologist Li required., and Certificate 1 Cert of Clin Competence - SLP required., and Certificate 2 Basic Life Support required.

  • 1-3 years related work experience required.

  • Training in the use of acoustic, aerodynamic and endoscopic assessment procedures.

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in vocal performance and / or knowledge of vocal pedagogy to treat our professional voice users.

  • Familiarity with performing / interpreting stroboscopy with the goal of independently performing stroboscopic examinations.

  • Familiarity with interpretation of videofluoroscopy swallowing exams.

Competencies:

  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Age based Competencies:

Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.

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