Job Posting Description
At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Otolaryngology & Communication Enhancement department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
The Speech & Language Pathologist will be responsible for:
- Assessing candidacy for the broad range of augmentative communication options.
- Overviewing and understanding of Augmentative Communication Program (ACP) principles and respective roles of no tech, low tech and high tech options.
- Conducting comprehensive feature match assessment as foundation for identifying broad range of augmentative communication strategies (low tech/quick access, mid tech and high tech options).
- Working closely with manufacturers to insure best tools and support available for patients.
- Working closely in collaboration with OT/AT and other team members
- Programming system setup and design for patients.
- Participating in data collection to understand best practices
- Collaborating with people who use AAC, families and care providers, the Augmentative Communication Program (ACP) clinical team, medical and clinical professionals, orthotics/prosthetics, DME's, funding agencies, AAC manufacturers and wide range of other community resources.
- Performing evidence based diagnostic treatment when scheduling allows.
To qualify, you must have:
- A Master's degree in Speech Pathology is required.
- ASHA CCC and Massachusetts state license.
- 2-3 years of directly related clinical experience in Augmentative Communication.