Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top twelve medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington 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.UWMC Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST 1 specializing in voice, swallowing and upper airway disorders to join our multidisciplinary team! UWMC is located in Seattle, Washington and features a vibrant clinical practice blending 5-6 speech pathologists with 3 full time laryngologists, 3 full time head and neck surgeons, and laryngology and head and neck fellows. Our speech pathologists are specialized in voice, swallowing and upper airway disorders with expertise including performing voice, neurogenic voice, chronic cough, dynamic airway disorders, complex swallowing disorders, and alaryngeal rehabilitation.Other opportunities include community outreach and education as well as clinical research in collaboration with other speech pathologists and/or physicians.RESPONSIBILITIES:Administer treatments as determined by the evaluation in an effort to restore function and prevent disability following disease or injury Assist patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities Assist to develop clinical programs for optimum patient care and service Participate in operational aspects, performance improvement, and Quality Improvement activities within the department Ensure that patient charges and documentation are accurate and entered on a timely basis Participate in infection control, equipment training, compliance, safety and educational programs, both at the departmental and organizational level Other opportunities include community outreach and education as well as clinical research in collaboration with other speech pathologists and/or physicians Perform other related duties as assignedThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:A Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology or Communicative Disorders or equivalent degree approved by the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association.ANDA Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech/Language and Hearing Association.LEGAL REQUIREMENT: Current State Licensure in Speech Pathology (as Speech-Language Pathologist). DESIRED:A minimum of one year of experience as a speech pathologist or equivalentStrongly prefer experience/competencies in adult medical speech pathology, particularly working within a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic Basic computer knowledge and skills, including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and data entry programsKnowledge and skill in operation and maintenance of specialized equipment for communication needsCompetitive candidates will bring experience with performance of clinical evaluation and treatment of patients with voice, resonance, upper airway, and swallowing disorders. Experience in performing rigid and flexible videostroboscopy, flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, and/or videofluoroscopic swallow evaluation is preferred. Special consideration will also be given to candidates with experience in performing voice, head and neck cancer, and/or alaryngeal voice rehabilitation. Opportunities for training available.
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