As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Harborview received the 2007 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service for its delivery of high quality health care throughout the community. The Harborview Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time, temporary/hourly, SPEECH PATHOLOGIST/AUDIOLOGIST SPECIALIST 2. Under general supervision, this individual will assess, plan, administer, evaluate and provide safe audiology services. This will include progression of treatment goals and patient and family education. The Audiologist Specialist will assess and treat a patient caseload ranging from routine to complex patient problems and situations and utilize training in the evaluation and treatment process. Collaborate with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care from admission to discharge. Instruct, assign work and evaluate students as assigned by supervisor. Acts as a resource within the Audiology department for other health care professional. Participate in service or selected department activities/projects to promote delivery of quality audiology services. Provide education training to other audiology staff and health care professionals in areas of expertise within the service. RESPONSIBILITIES:Demonstrate working knowledge of the disease process, precautions, typical medical treatment and diagnostic procedures, functional, abilities, complications and implications of long term deficits related to primary diagnoses treated in service areaProvide skilled, timely and effective patient care Demonstrate in depth knowledge in Audiology related services Follows protocol, standards and guidelines of care relating to specific diagnosis on assigned service Plan treatment programs with the patient and treatment team Document intervention and strategies for treatment in required organizational systems. Documentation is to include assessment, measurable criteria, goals method of treatment, home programs and adapting plan according to patient's response to intervention Participate in team rounds and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy intervention Provide home programs and other educational information to patient and support systems prior to termination of therapy interventionKnowledge of other treatment team member's roles with intervention and effective methods to collaborate in patient's treatmentCoordinate patient care programs with treatment team to facilitate and enhance functional outcomes Follow billing and reimbursement procedures Comply with agency and division standards, protocols procedures Assist in the development of procedures and protocols for the service areaMay be assigned to participate in either hospital or division wide committee to represent the workgroup and or disciplineParticipate in discipline and workgroup meetingsParticipate in Quality Assurance as it relates to patient careAssist supervisor in the review of the quality and appropriateness of individual programs and procedures Articulate and integrate safety policies and procedures into daily practice Supervise students as assigned by supervisorThis position provides opportunities to work with established and competent practitioners. The department is team oriented and a dynamic workgroup willing to help each other. We value team communication, motivated to reach to a higher level of care for patients. We work closely with physicians, nurses and other disciplines. REQUIREMENTS:A Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology or Communicative Disorders or documentation of American Speech-Language Hearing Association approved equivalent to the Master's degree consisting of approved curriculum and student practicum hours.ANDA Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.Two years of experience as a speech pathologist or audiologist is preferred.LEGAL REQUIREMENT:Licensed as a Speech Pathologist by the WA State Department of HealthDESIRED:Three years of experienced as a Speech Pathologist/Audiologist
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.