Work closely with the team at the Head & Neck Institute to provide needed SLP services to patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer. Develop great rapport as you treat patients throughout their continuum of care (pre-op, acute, outpatient).
Screens, diagnoses and treats or provides professional consultations for patients who demonstrate disorders of speech, language, cognition, and/or swallowing.
PROVIDES PATIENT CARE AND TREATMENT RELATED TO SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY:
Evaluates and treats patients and determines causal factors for speech, language, cognitive and swallowing impairments.
Gathers data related to patient's swallowing, cognitive, and communication disorder and administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine type and extent of patient's impairment as well as prognosis for improvement.
Develops and administers individualized treatment programs, re-evaluates and modifies treatment programs as needed.
Performs patient care duties and/or treatment based on specific needs, including but not limited to age, medical condition, and/or developmental status.
PROVIDES, CONDUCTS, AND PARTICIPATES IN PATIENT EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Provides patient/family/caregiver education and training as appropriate.
Conducts and participates in in-service training which is pertinent to patient care, departmental functioning and professional growth.
PREPARES, COMPLETES, AND MAINTAINS DOCUMENTATION AND RECORDS:
Completes documentation: evaluation results, interdisciplinary care plans, patient/family education, individualized treatment plans, and progress notes, etc.
Progress notes are supported by data that reflect measurable patient progress toward treatment goals.
Completes documentation for third-party reimbursement in a timely manner.
Consults and collaborates with other professionals as appropriate.
Provide supporting information to facilitate program development and department projects.
Orients and trains graduate students in speech pathology, new hires, and volunteers as assigned.
Assists in care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies; recommends diagnostic and treatment supplies, materials and equipment.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Current Hawaii State license as a Speech Language Pathologist.
Current ASHA certification.
Current certification in CPR at BLS/HCP level.
Completion of a FEES (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow) course.
Experience in an acute care hospital or rehabilitation center preferred.
Prior FEES clinical experience preferred.
Experience with adult swallowing, communication, and cognitive evaluation and treatment preferred.
A Level 1 Trauma Center and teaching facility; the largest acute care hospital with 505 licensed beds. The only hospital in Hawaii to be certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, to bring world-renowned cancer expertise to patients in the state. U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 recognizes The Queen’s Medical Center as a Best Hospital in Honolulu.