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Child Speech Therapist

Nicklaus Children's Health System

This is a Full-time position in Miami, FL posted May 28, 2023.

Provides clinical and professional services within the Department. Responsible for the evaluation, reevaluation, development, and implementation of a plan of care.

Job Specific Duties

  • Participates in interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary meetings and other related meetings that pertain to the care of specific patients.
  • Maintains and documents productivity standards set by leaders.
  • Records daily patient documentation, statistics, and charges accurately and in a timely manner as determined by meeting departmental standards.
  • Ensures documentation reflects evidence-based practices.
  • Accountable to improve access to care for the patients we serve.
  • Conducts and interprets evaluations based on patients’ medical concerns, developmental age, diagnosis, and prognosis. Provides recommendations based on findings.
  • Maintains active and supportive communication with the patient, caregiver(s), and others regarding progress, problems, home programs, and other issues related to the therapeutic process.
  • Develops a plan of care outlining area of deficit, activity restrictions, context, and assistance needed, and ensures functional, realistic, and measurable treatment goals and/or status of ongoing goals.
  • Recommends and provides treatments based on medical, clinical, functional, and observational findings.
  • Initiates, documents, and prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential or when the benefit of therapy is reached.
  • Follows TRAAC and initiates, documents & prepares the patient/family for discharge at the time of the evaluation based on maximum potential and/or when the benefit of therapy is reached.
  • Provides proof of at least 1 in-service specific to evidenced-based practices/literature review.
  • Provides proof of at least 1 peer review (case study presentation) incorporating evidence-based practices into their treatment plan.
  • Maintains ongoing CEUs to maintain professional licensure and clinical excellence.


Minimum Job Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech-Language Pathologist State of Florida license or Provisional Florida licensure – maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • American Heart Association BLS – maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • Level II Fingerprinting background and Good Moral Character Affidavit must be initiated within 15 days of the hire date and finalized within 90 days of the hire date

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 2 years minimum of pediatric experience is preferred.
  • FLASHA membership preferred.
  • The pediatric internship is strongly preferred.
  • Certification of Clinical Competence by the ASHA or CFY candidate.
  • Ability to appropriately interact with patients, parents/guardians, and healthcare professionals in all work-related situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Analytical ability is necessary to evaluate patient condition, interpret, and analyze data, assess patient progress, and determine appropriate follow-up.
  • At least 2 years of experience is necessary to treat infants (0-15 months) independently as determined by meeting departmental clinical competencies established for Speech-Language Pathology.
  • Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
  • Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan of care and evaluate the patient’s response to care.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
  • Serve as a clinical instructor for students after 2 years of clinical experience and assigned by a CCC-SLP.