Speech Language Pathologist
GLC On The Go is seeking a Clinical Speech Language Pathologist for a part time contract assignment at the National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, Maryland. The Rehabilitation Medicine Department provides consult services to the Institutes, collaborates with institute physicians in research protocols, and conducts independent research.
Schedule is day shift for a total of 20 hours per week. Specific days and time will be based on the patient schedule.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
- Understanding of adult and pediatric oral motor, speech, voice, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders.
- Knowledge of voice and swallowing theories related to head and neck cancer, complex medical illness and pediatrics.
- Knowledge of linguistic and neurocognitive theories related to the disorders of aphasia, apraxia, dysarthrias, and cognitive disorders.
- Ability to conduct standardized and instrumental assessments for the range of pediatric and adult speech, voice language, cognitive and swallowing disorders.
- Ability to write treatment plans containing short-term and long-term goals and expected functional outcomes.
- Ability to interpret test results, and establish appropriate treatment recommendations based on evaluation findings.
- Ability to conduct individual (and group, as appropriate) treatment sessions for the range of communication and swallowing related disorders.
- Ability to interact and contribute to a team rehabilitation setting.
- Ability to collect and tabulate specific research-related and clinical data.
- Ability to write patient evaluation, treatment and discharge reports.
- Ability to chart patient progress in quantitative and meaningful terms to multidisciplinary medical team.
- Ability to communicate with family, rehabilitation and medical teams, and nursing regarding patient's functional level, prognosis and progress.
- Ability to comply with research protocol specifications, as appropriate in administration of tests and clinical research procedures.
- Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited program of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
- ASHA Certification (CCC)
- A minimum of 3 years of experience in the treatment of adult and pediatric populations with a range of medical diagnosis associated with oral motor, speech, voice, language, cognitive, and/or swallowing disorders as needed during the duration of the Delivery Order/Task Order. Services would include both assessment (including modified barium swallow studies for swallowing) and treatment for these communication and swallowing disorders.
- Possess a valid state professional license to practice in any State of the US.
- Possess a current CPR certification.