As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
Nemours is seeking a Speech Scientist (ORL - Plastics), FULL-TIME, to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
Conducts state-of-the-art research to establish best care guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with cleft palate, craniofacial anomalies, velopharyngeal dysfunction or 22q11.2 deletion syndrome in order to maximize speech outcomes. Shares clinical knowledge with members of the NCH Speech and Language Pathology Department in order to promote implementation of best care guidelines throughout NCH. Actively seeks external funding for research related to assessment and clinical care of speech-related disorders. Participates in development of specialty programs within the Division of Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery.
Develops standardized assessment and treatment protocols for patients with resonance disorders and velopharyngeal dysfunction. Conducts state-of-the-art research on such patient populations to establish best care guidelines for the diagnosis and management of this condition in order to maximize speech outcomes.
Provide clinical and research services related to patients with cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. Collaborate with multi-disciplinary colleagues to develop standardized care protocols, registries and outcomes assessments.
Conduct nasopharyngoscopy, pressure-flow, videofluoroscopic, nasometric and other state-of-the-art methods of instrumental assessment and imaging of patients with cleft palate, craniofacial anomalies, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and velopharyngeal dysfunction.
Collaborate with speech pathologists in the Speech and Language Pathology Department relative to recommended diagnostic and therapeutic clinical services. Provide education and training to speech pathologists in the Speech and Language Pathology Department.
Make budget recommendations for development of a speech physiology lab to be used for clinical and research purposes supporting the cleft palate / craniofacial and resonance disorders programs.
Generate grant applications for future research funding including, but not limited to: speech outcomes following behavioral, surgical and prosthetic intervention; development of new diagnostic tools and protocols for speech assessment of velopharyngeal dysfunction and prevention of maladaptive speech patterns in infants and children with cleft palate / craniofacial anomalies and 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.
Works cooperatively on multidisciplinary, single discipline, program specific and specialty teams.
Professional Development: Reviews new clinical tools, reviews discipline specific competencies and provides input on new treatment intervention strategies to ensure evidenced-based and current practices. Generates and disseminates clinical evidence based knowledge within specialty on a regional and national level. Prepares and submits abstracts for poster or platform presentations and leads programming for national and regional conferences related to specialty. Serves on professional association committees. Leads and attends speech-language pathology meetings as scheduled.
Takes responsibility for other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology required with additional training/experience diagnosing and treating cleft palate / craniofacial-related speech disorders. â‹PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences preferred, but not required.
Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years experience required.
Clinical affiliation and/or work experience in pediatrics preferred.
Florida State SLP License required.
ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), or Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) in-process with goal of achieving CCC-SLP within 10-12 months required.
BLS certification - Basic Life Support (within 6 months of date of hire) and must be maintained for duration of employment.
Member of professional specialty organizations (ASHA, State Speech and Hearing Assoc.) preferred.
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.
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