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SIDRA2533 - Speech Language Pathologist II

Department: Allied Health Div
Division: Support Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

Department Profile:

The Allied Health Department is a diverse mix of professions and services working together to provide patients with the comprehensive care that they require. Allied Health will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as obstetrical and gynecological patients.

The vision of the Department of Allied Health is to provide outstanding care, rehabilitation, and patient/ family support through the provision of high quality clinicians and services working in an interdisciplinary environment that integrates education, research, and innovation into its model of care.

 

Job Summary:

The Speech Language Pathologist II is responsible for competently providing safe and effective speech therapy care to Women and Children within the Sidra Medical and Research Center. The Postholder assesses speech therapy needs, plans, implements and evaluates therapy programs working autonomously with minimal supervision. The Speech Language Pathologist II works in collaboration with other members of the health care team and strives to provide evidence-based care by integrating research with practice. Promotes continuous improvement and helps to generate innovative ideas within speech therapy practice. Maintains a commitment to life-long learning and creates, utilizes and/or disseminates new knowledge to patients and their families, the public and other professionals internal /external health professionals. The Speech Language Pathologist II is responsible for ensuring that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard. The Speech Language Pathologist II participates in the provision of specialized teaching and supervision of peers and junior staff on a wide range of subjects within the clinical field.

 

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Provides total individualized patient care as assigned according to the core standards of patient care and established policies and evidence based practices
  • Assumes accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating therapy needs as well as discharge planning for each patient, assessing for current and potential problems
  • Contributes to decreasing the length of stay/waiting time as per unit specific goal. Works in collaboration with Care Coordination to achieve goals
  • Documents all relevant information correctly, appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Identifies and alerts members of the medical team to changes in medical status of the patient
  • Identifies impairments and refer to other medical specialties when necessary
  • Administers standardized and age-appropriate speech and language tests and uses non-standardized assessment procedures when indicated
  • Administers instrumental analysis, when appropriate
  • Interprets results and develops recommendations in collaboration with the interprofessional team, when necessary
  • Liaises with educational personnel about the effects of the patient’s difficulties and the impact on learning, communication and feeding
  • Liaises with the appropriate speech language therapy services in the community and provides transfer/discharge information
  • Educates the patient/family and other members of the health care team regarding the speech therapy plan
  • Provides consultation to patients/families, staff, community agencies and satellite centers
  • Participates in community outreach activities e.g. school-based therapy, homecare
  • Identifies speech therapy research opportunities and participates in research
  • Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory to Speech Language Pathology Supervisor or designee
  • Act as an advocate by empowering women/ children and their families to make informed choices by providing them with information and support and directing to the relevant support services when appropriate
  • Promotes patient satisfaction as a team member by demonstration of extraordinary service
  • Utilizing a professional practice framework and evidence based care, identify improvements while minimizing risks creating care that is optimal for our patients and families
  • Promotes a safe environment and safe patient care by embracing a safety culture and identifying areas of risk to Speech Language Pathology Supervisor. Complies with policies for personal and patient safety and for the prevention of healthcare associated infections
  • Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings for the service. Maintains an awareness of resource utilization, exercising care in the ordering and use of staff, equipment and materials
  • Participates in service activities that contribute to excellence in outcomes, a positive patient experience and a healthy professional environment. Contributes to the achievement of clinical quality outcome indicators and patient satisfaction. Leads service based Performance Improvement activities and organizational committees as assigned. Contributes to special projects/assignments linked to therapy strategic priorities and professional practice model
  • Participates in the continued development, implementation, and evaluation of Sidra Policy and Procedures to align with international best practices
  • Liaises and works within an interprofessional practice model to ensure high quality, holistic, and safe family centered care
  • Assists in promoting and sharing knowledge via mentorship/preceptorship programs in line with relevant research and evidence based practice
  • Participates in the development programs that seek to measure outcomes and quality, including audit and research studies, under guidance, support and direction of senior staff
  • Participates in patient education programs
  • Develops and sustains (maintains) own knowledge, clinical skills (mandatory training) and professional (portfolio or profile)) awareness and maintains a professional profile. Provides documented evidence of performance and maintenance of skills consistent with position
  • Participates in new staff/ student orientation aimed at developing competence and performance. Assists in maintaining a suitable learning environment and acts as a preceptor/ mentor in the supervision and teaching of therapy students and new staff to develop their competence
  • Demonstrates trans cultural principles in speech therapy practice
  • Participates in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication and teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times
  • Actively welcomes and provides support for new staff/ students to the unit. Contributes to the retention of all staff to meet the service specific turnover rate goal. Participates in retention activities
  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times. Acts as a role model for junior staff
  • Upholds the organizational values at all times
  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Maintains confidentiality of women and children at all times
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this early operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Speech Language Pathology/ Therapy (or equivalent)
  • 5 years of relevant clinical experience
  • Registration as a Speech Language Pathologist/ Therapist and Licensure in country of origin
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Speech Language Pathology/ Therapy principles and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and integrate knowledge and skills into practice
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Effective team member
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English


Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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