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Speech-Language Pathologist – Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation

Job Description:

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.  

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or higher degree in field
  • ASHA CCC – SLP credentials
  • Certification/License: Should have or be able to apply for State of Mississippi Healthcare License to Practice Speech-Language Pathology with the Mississippi Department of Health

Duties and Responsibilities for this position:

  • Ability to provide Evaluation and Interpretation with formal standardized testing for patients with Speech, Language and cognitive deficits.
  • SLP may also be responsible for providing Clinical Swallow Evaluations and intervention in an outpatient setting with ENT clinic support as needed pending previous experience and training.
  • Conduct ongoing speech and language assessment of instructional/therapeutic goals and objectives with evidenced based clinical techniques and appropriate documentation including data collection, plan of care and progress notes
  • Complete EHR documentation in a timely fashion with appropriate clearly documented goals
  • Ability to work with patient populations who need augmentative communication assessments and intervention
  • Participate in divisional activities and faculty meetings in the department
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for the outpatient adult clinicians, graduate students completing a practicum and sponsorship of SLP observers as needed
  • Ability to train family members or caregivers on issues related to speech, language, swallowing or cognitive and AAC technology
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration and communication with outside SLP therapists, ENT, NP, PA and other physicians

Professionalism: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge in field including current issues and trends or technology
  • Demonstrate professionalism (flexible, problem solver, adaptable, use good judgement, act appropriately and ethically, treat other people with respect and dignity)
  • Demonstrate continual assessment of individual program effectiveness and respond professionally to feedback
  • Participate in professional growth activities including committees as requested, lectures and presentations, attendance at national meetings and CEUs, membership in professional organizations, teaching graduate level SLP students and residents and collaborating with other allied health professionals.

About UMMC:

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.

Application Instructions:

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

Email:
jalston@umc.edu

Phone:
(601) 984-659

Mailing Address:
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
Department of Otolaryngology 
Attn: Josie Alston – Chief, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
764 Lakeland Dr., 4th Floor, Jackson, MS 39216