The desired applicant will provide speech and language evaluations and therapy services for pediatric patients in an outpatient University Hospital Rehabilitation setting. The provider will contribute and participate in a collaborative multi-disciplinary ENT/SLP team for pediatric patients with dysphagia, speech, language and cognitive deficits. Past experience with alternate and augmentative communication disorders is desired for this population. This a full-time (40 hr/wk) position with faculty/instructor status and benefits at an academic medical center. We offer frequent leadership opportunities and a large collegial network of SLPs in the division. The SLP division is an integral part of the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences in the School of Medicine. Professional development and personal growth for our faculty members is supported and encouraged with financial support for licensure and continuing education on an annual basis. This position offers competitive compensation commensurate with credentials and experience and excellent benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities for this position:
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC includes six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. The Medical Center's missions are to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care. A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of Mississippians based on race, geography, income or social status.
Integral to its education and research missions, UMMC provides wide-ranging patient care programs. Four specialized hospitals on the Jackson campus include the only children's hospital in Mississippi, a women and infants' hospital, and a critical care hospital. UMMC offers the only Level 1 trauma center, the only Level 4 neonatal intensive care nursery, and the only organ transplant programs in the state, in addition to many other referral services. University Physicians, the faculty group practice of the School of Medicine, includes 500 doctors, many of them among leaders in their field, who care for patients in the university hospitals and in clinics on campus, around the Jackson metro area, and in outreach clinics around the state. With more than 9,100 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Office of the Director, Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505.
Interested applicants may apply online here, or you may send a Curriculum Vitae/Resume and short letter of interest that details your experience, certification and qualifications to Josie Alston, M.A., SLP
Mailing Address:The University of Mississippi Medical CenterDepartment of Otolaryngology Attn: Josie Alston – Chief, Division of Speech-Language Pathology764 Lakeland Dr., 4th Floor, Jackson, MS 39216