Under general direction of the Director, Center for Childhood Deafness Language and Learning and the Associate Director, Center for Childhood Deafness Language and Learning, performs professional work as a member of the multidisciplinary team with particular responsibilities for providing evaluation and intervention services for Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) patients, students in school-based services who have speech and language disorders, and professionals serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Schedule : 8:00am-5:00pm M-F with one night per week until 6:00pm
Provides evaluations of auditory, communication, developmental, academic and pre-academic skills for infants, children and adults with hearing loss and communication disorders.
Designs and provides intervention services in the areas of speech, language and voice for infants, children, and adults with communication disorders.
Consults and conferences with principals, teachers, families and other staff, including: officers from other agencies and medical practitioners.
Prepares and maintains reports/records on patients/students.
Develops training programs/materials and conducts seminars for families and professionals.
Assists and participates in the design and implementation of selected clinical research projects.
Serves as a mentor for graduate students and clinical fellows in the area of assessment and intervention with infants, children and/or adults with communication disorders, especially individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or individuals with developmental language disorders.
Assists in the quality improvement program for monitoring hospital records for patients with hearing loss and communication disorders.
Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Ability to apply knowledge in the area of normal speech and language development and speech language disorders.
Ability to apply knowledge in the area of development, hearing disorders, amplification and sensory aid systems.
Ability to apply knowledge to family systems.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of communication disorders of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding of a variety of approaches to assessment and intervention with infants, children and adults with communication disorders.
Ability to establish and maintain an environment that encourages teamwork, interdependence, communication and ethical actions.
Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
Ability to communicate and/or develop proficient sign language skills.
Ability to serve as a professional advocate for children who are deaf or hard of hearing at BTNRH.
Ability to use equipment such as sensory aids, personal computers and other technology that supports communication development.
Ability to function independently as a professional with general supervision.
Provides patient care and education according to the patient population served.
Masters in science or Masters in art degree in Speech/Language Pathology
Minimum of 1 year experience in the area of evaluation and/or interventions with patients with communication disorders; experience with hearing loss
Knowledge of psycholinguistics, speech, language and auditory development assessment and intervention techniques for persons with communication disorders, family systems, and development along the life span
Must have or be eligible for appropriate state licensing and must hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
Date Posted: August 18, 2020
Boys Town National Research Hospital is a tobacco free campus. This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.
Internal Number: 15896
About Boys Town National Research Hospital
Since the opening of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, the hospital has been internationally recognized as a leader in clinical and research programs focusing on childhood deafness, visual impairment and related communication disorders. We have developed national medical programs that are now instituted in hospitals and clinics across the country.
Today, the hospital offers a broad range of clinical services, including ear, nose and throat services at the Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute, general pediatric care with Boys Town Pediatrics, and orthopaedic, internal medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, allergy, asthma, pediatric pulmonology, behavioral health, audiological and ophthalmologic care.
The hospital has expanded to offer surgical and clinical services at two Omaha locations: 555 North 30th Street in Omaha and 14000 Hospital Road on the campus of Boys Town, Nebraska.
Boys Town National Research Hospital has assembled national leaders in research who are making important contributions in the areas of genetics, hearing, language, vision and speech disorders. Applying these findings with new technologies, distance learning and the exploration of ne...w research frontiers, the opportunities for new medical diagnoses, evaluation and treatment discoveries are endless.
Accredited by The Joint Commission, Boys Town National Research Hospital is dedicated to providing leading edge clinical care, pioneering translational research and improving the lives of children and their families through applied technology and educational outreach programs. The hospital annually serves more than 40,000 children and families from across the United States.