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Henry Ford Health System Speech Language Pathologist - Contingent - Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Wyandotte, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) with certification by the American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association (ASHA) provide clinical services to individuals with adult and pediatric speech, language cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders. Services include diagnosis, evaluation, therapy, treatment and follow-up. All clinical fellows in Speech-Language Pathology are supervised by ASHA certified SLP’s.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides clinical speech-language pathology services to HFHS patients including:

  • Consultation with patients, family, and HFHS staff about communication and swallowing disorders;

  • Diagnoses speech, language or swallowing disorders and evaluates patient's condition and prognosis;

  • Develops treatment/therapy programs for patients;

  • Schedules and conducts patient follow-up visits.

Operates clinical equipment to measure speech production characteristics during patient evaluations and treatment.

Performs endoscopic assessment of vocal fold vibratory function and swallowing function.

Interacts with dietary personnel in developing nutritional menus and/or eating programs for patients with limited swallowing abilities.

Prescribes appropriate communication technology after cancer or laryngeal surgery. Teaches patient to utilize technology and effectively develop their communication skills.

Participates in all phases of departmental education and research programs including program development and clinical fellow orientation and instruction.

Supervises the activities of departmental graduate students and clinical fellows including work scheduling, motivation, performance appraisal, and day-to-day work duties.

Represents the Institution at community, regional and national conferences. Educates local community and social organizations on programs available at HFHS.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

1) Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited graduate program;

2) Successful completion of the National Praxis Examination;

3) Successful completion of the Clinical Fellowship Year.

4) One year of experience in a clinical setting required.

LICENSURES AND CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

The State of Michigan license; Certificate of Clinical Competence by ASHA

Overview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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