Overview

**Travelers are the first to float. The Traveler may have shifts scheduled in multiple units, depending on the current staffing needs. During the traveler s assignment, if the primary unit no longer has a need, shifts will be re-assigned to another unit in order to complete contract.Under the direction of the team manager, the Clinical Speech Pathologist provides assessment and treatment of speech, language, swallowing, social pragmatics, and cognitive disorders for patients with illness or injury. Duties related to patient care include: administration and interpretation of formalized and informal assessments, planning and developing treatment programs for patients, education of the patient, family members, and staff, documentation of assessment findings, recommendations and treatment plans, reporting to other members of the patient care team, and providing clinical treatment. Patient/client assessment, consultation, and treatment are conducted using broad guidelines, requiring a high degree of independence and innovation in decision-making.Involving other health care team members is essential. The clinician practices in collaboration with other members of the health care team and demonstrates respectful interactions with patients/clients, colleagues, and others. Practice incorporates and emphasizes education to patients, clients, caregivers/families, and others.Therapy is provided with patients/clients in various age groups. See Addendum for specifics.Coverage to other areas within the Rehab Therapy Department may be provided as necessary based on patient/client demands. Occasional work may be required on weekends and holidays.The clinician manages technical, environmental, and financial resources effectively.Problems encountered are of a moderate level of difficulty and can usually be solved by referring to program resources, subject matter experts, and/or management. General supervision and direction will be provided. Consultation with other staff is expected regularly. The clinician controls his/her own work schedule and must problem solve how to meet patient care needs as well as department, hospital, and professional standards regarding documentation of care. The clinician works with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including (but not limited to) team members, staff and physicians inside and outside the Rehab Therapy Department, patients, caregivers/families, vendors, and insurance representatives.As a requirement of the position, the clinician has regular access to and knowledge of the confidential medical history of patients/clients in his/her care. Documentation is required and is in accordance with professional and regulatory guidelinesMinimum Requirements:Experience in a medical setting as a Speech Language PathologistTraveler must have permanent address outside 50mile radius of Madison.Prior traveling experience preferred.Needs 2 references from recent work environment/assignments (supervisor or manager only)Education:Masters level degree in Speech Language Pathology or Communicative DisordersLicenses Certifications:1. Wisconsin state license (or eligible) to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist2. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC – SLP)

3. Certification in Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automatic External Defibrillator preferred.Location: 6630 University Ave, Middleton, WI 53562Parking: Free Parking Position Urgency:Quick Start