Responsible for providing speech, language and oral motor/feeding diagnostic and therapy services in accordance with state and federal regulations and standards of practice as set forth by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
Masters Degree Required in Speech Pathology
Minimum Work Experience
Practicum or previous work experience with Pediatrics required.
Required Licenses/Certifications for position
Valid State of Tennessee licensure; valid Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech pathology or CFY eligibility.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
Strong diagnostic and therapy skillsaprefer experience with both in-patient and out-patient populations
Knowledge of typical and atypical development of all aspects of communication and feeding
Prefer at least basic skills to perform modified barium swallow procedures and work in NICU
Strong communication skills
Strong time management skills
Good interpersonal skills.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Medium lifting, pushing and pulling is required for 20-50 lbs occasionally, 10-20 lbs frequently and 10 lbs constantly to move objects. Sudden emergency situations have the potential for exposure to lifting or moving of up to 100 lbs. Frequent bending, walking, sitting, squatting, reaching and standing are required. Keyboard/computer use and/or repetitive motions may be required.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center in East Tennessee and is accredited by the Joint Commission. As a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center, Children's Hospital offers full capabilities to care for seriously ill children in a unique pediatric environment and offers the services of many different pediatric subspecialties. Children's Hospital works jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center to ensure that injured children in this region receive trauma care at the institution most appropriate for the child's needs. We also assist smaller hospitals by providing pediatric health care training opportunities.