Speech-Language Pathologist - #740209

UAMS Medical Center

Date: 01/14/2022 12:30 PM

City: Magnolia, Arkansas

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


This position is located in Magnolia, Arkansas.

KIDS FIRST serves children with special healthcare needs ranging in age from six weeks to five years. In our pediatric day healthcare clinics, children diagnosed as having a medical condition known to place them at risk for developmental delays and disabilities receive intensive intervention.

The Speech-Language Pathologist works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to provide the evidence-based best practice evaluation and therapy techniques for the birth to 5 population with a variety of communication and/or oral-motor/feeding disorders at Kids First clinic. May provide supervision to speech assistants and/or Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) professionals. Travel to other Kids First locations may be required.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary: Commensurate with experience

  • Implements direct therapy for children, based upon findings from a comprehensive evaluation using evidence-based techniques
  • Collaborates with other therapy professionals, clinical staff and treatment room staff to ensure the most positive outcome for the child
  • Evaluates to determine the presence of articulation, language, voice, fluency, prosody, pragmatics, oral-motor and/or feeding disorders using appropriate diagnostic instruments.
  • Reviews results of standardized scores along with informed clinical judgment and observations to make the correct diagnosis
  • Translates the obtained information into a professional, typed document along with treatment recommendations, developing appropriate goals and objectives as related to patient’s needs. Confers with the team when necessary regarding said results/recommendations.
  • Documents services provided in a professional, timely manner. Carefully, prepares and provides billing documents according to Kids First and Medicaid guidelines on a weekly basis
  • Verifies accuracy billing documents through careful review of progress notes, treatment room sign-out forms, and child’s individual prescription requirements.
  • Ensures minimum requirements are met to maintain state and professional licensure. Maintains knowledge of theories and techniques in the field of articulation, language, voice, fluency, prosody, pragmatics, oral-motor and feeding disorders
  • Monitors the field of communication disorders to ensure knowledge of best practice. Ensures work schedules are met, arrives at work on time, reports to assigned area promptly, requests vacation and non-emergency sick leave in advance, minimizes unplanned absences
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology,
  • Arkansas license as a Speech-Language Pathologist or be eligible to obtain licenses within one (1) month from date of hire
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence or eligible pending completion of Clinical Fellowship Year
  • Intermediate computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pediatric experience preferred
Candidate must pass state abuse registry checks, drug screen, submit to a TB skin test and required immunizations or provide proof of immunizations.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screen. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity. The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements: Stand: Frequently

Sit: Occasionally

Walk: Frequently

Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently

Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs

Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally

Talk: Continuously

Hear: Continuously

Taste or smell: Occasionally

Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously

Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions

Noise Level: Moderate

Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity

Hazards: Biological

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