Training position which provides clinical experience in evaluation and treatment of patients with voice and swallowing disorders. Successful completion leads to qualification for licensure to operate as independent Speech Language Pathologist. Provides opportunities and benefits of academic research with Otolaryngology residents and Voice Center faculty. Under the supervision of licensed Speech Language Pathologist, performs and documents various tests to evaluate and monitor speech and swallowing patients in the clinical setting including baseline and specialized voice and laryngeal testing including flexible and rigid endoscopic laryngeal imaging; FEES and FEESST studies; modified barium swallow studies; acoustic and aerodynamic voice assessments; voice and swallowing evaluations and therapy; and Botox use for treatment of voice abnormalities. Communicates care plans, counsels and handles patient questions. Interprets and communicates results and patient care options to physicians and ensures patients clearly understand diagnosis and treatment plans. Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development and enhancement of clinical skills. Maintains and enhances knowledge and technical skills by engaging in continuing education activities. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments. Interacts in a multidisciplinary voice clinic staffed by specialists in Laryngology, Speech Language Pathology, and the singing voice. Performs work as assigned in a state of the art voice laboratory under the mentorship of the Voice Center staff. Effectively presents information and responds to questions from groups of managers, clients, patients, and the general public.Performs other related duties as required.
Completion of an accredited graduate program in Speech Language Pathology at Master's Degree Level. Must present a strong academic background and solid recommendations from graduate training program and supervisors during clinical practicum. Georgia Paid Clinical Experience (PCE) license required. BLS Certification required.
(Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.
Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to:
Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.