The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the nation's leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic, specialty hospitals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The hospital provides some of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. HJD is consistently ranked among the leading orthopaedic centers nationwide by U.S. News and World Report. Our expert physicians combine extensive experience and research with the latest technology for bone and joint problems that affect patient's ability to function. We specialize in the following areas: Orthopaedic Surgery Rheumatology Neurology Radiology.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Speech Language Pathologist in the RUSK NYULOH Speech Department. To qualify a MA or MS Degree in Speech Language Pathology required. CCC-SLP form ASHA and NY State License in Speech Language Pathology required. Independently able to evaluate & develop individualized treatment plans for patients/adults with acquired neurological impairments. MBS and Tracheotomy experience is required. NYS Certification as Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD) preferred. The ability to work effectively as part of a trans-disciplinary team with excellent report writing and verbal communication skills. Willingness to adhere to a flexible work schedule. Effective personal and communication skills required.
In this role, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing speech-language pathology services under supervision, and any other duties deemed necessary by the Department Head. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Demonstrates continued proficiency in skills required to treat assigned patient population.
Effectively assesses patients communication function and abilities. Effectively screens patient for identification of SLP assessment needs and assigns accurate FIM and WEE FIM ratings. Uses medical and social history to determine constraints on evaluations. Demonstrates thorough patient/family interviewing techniques to determine functional communication, establish patients understanding of SLP goals for treatment, recovery expectations and desire for SLP treatment. Conducts SLP evaluation according to P&P manual. Confers with Acting Director or Pediatric Supervisor regarding recommendations for patient management. Contacts referring MD to report evaluation findings once necessary.
Interprets assessment findings to patient and family in a timely fashion and provides information to patient /family re: nature of SLP, course of recovery, psycho-social impact. Provides information regarding access to SLP services. Engages family in ongoing treatment planning, training re: techniques to improve communication function. Involves caregivers (as necessary) in planning for treatment termination. Provides opportunity for expression of feelings regarding the SLP disorder. Provides information regarding community resources (support services, web sites, etc.).
Documents treatments rendered and patient attendance accurately and in accordance with departments protocol. Maintains clinical documentation according to Departmental P&P manual. Completes concise, accurate and timely documentation and keeps patient documentation confidential. Follows insurance (e.g. Medicare) guidelines for documentation. Provides verbal reports at staff meetings that are clear, concise, and relevant to ensure representatives at team meetings are well informed. Maintains active/cooperative dialogue with peers and other members of the rehabilitation team regarding shared patients.
Conducts group and individual therapy sessions. Implements plan in individual/group sessions appropriately orients patient caregivers to SLP treatment and interprets SLP role. Establishes/ maintains accepting climate for expression of feelings. Uses flexibility and creativity in task design for group or individual sessions and permits patient control and choice as much as feasible.
Develops, implements, amends, evaluates and plans speech-language pathology treatment programs according to changing communication needs and requirements. Uses medical, psycho-social information results of SLP evaluation and patient stated goals to develop realistic plans for patients. Provides clear rationale for all aspects of treatment plan, re-evaluates and amends plan as necessary. Monitors and reassesses functional and clinical programs in a complete manner. Anticipates and plans for discharge. Informs supervisor of changes in patients program to insure coordination of total program.
The Hospital for Joint Diseases (HJD) at NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Health, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only fi...ve hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.nyulangone.org.