One of the largest public health systems in the nation, Cook County Health (CCH) serves as the safety-net for health care in Chicago and suburban Cook County. CCH is comprised of two hospitals, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Correctional Health Services, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan. Through the health system and the health plan, CCH cares for more than 500,000 individuals each year, and its physicians and clinicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan, enhancing the patient experience and the Rehabilitation Services department plays a vital part in this initiative.
Under the general direction of the Director of Rehabilitation Services, is responsible for the clinical coordination of Speech, Language and Hearing Services. Manages daily operations, coordinates patient care and staffing assignments among Speech Language Pathologists (SLP) and Audiology divisions for inpatient and outpatients, sees patients and works in collaboration with the other Department Managers. Monitors and ensures service quality, efficiency and effectiveness throughout Cook County Health (CCH).
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Manages staff and oversees patient care in all level SLP and Audiology positions in CCH.
Maintains an appropriate patient volume and productivity record for inpatients and outpatients on scheduled weekday, holiday and weekend shifts. Demonstrates advanced competency in evaluation and treatment skills on diverse patient populations in both the inpatient and outpatient clinical areas.
Assists the Director of Rehabilitation Services (Director) by participating in the establishment and monitoring of therapy goals, objectives, policies, procedures, protocols, care standards, quality improvement and budgeting.
Acts as resource for the Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT) and Language, Speech, and Hearing (LSH) staff regarding patient care management and/or student program.
Participates in recruitment, interviewing and selection process.
Participates in the orientation, supervision, performance evaluation and disciplinary processes for all therapy staff.
Evaluates therapy staff training needs of employees with Director including competencies.
Advises employees regarding patient care, work objectives or projects.
Recommends based on statistical reports and patient needs the number of competent SLP and Audiology staff to provide patient care.
Upon approval by Senior Leadership, works with the Academic Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE) and Field Work Coordinator for the department to schedule and organize SLP and Audiology student and volunteer programs.
Participates in various interdisciplinary projects, activities, meetings, training sessions, as the need arises or as circumstances warrant.
Assists Director in organizing operations and management of finances, contracts, office supplies, patient-care statistics, associated databases and record keeping.
Oversees patient billing and related processes.
Assists Director in developing and maintaining technological operations including departmental internal computer network and hospital based systems related to OT/PT/LSH.
Assists in purchase, implementation and operation of new technology to update and streamline documentation.
Participates in daily huddle, departmental meetings, in collaboration with the Director.
Assumes responsibility for special projects and assists with longrange planning and goals, in collaboration with the Director.
Provides Director with data and reports related to issues that affect clinical outcomes and program success.
Provides training on LSH topics for CCH employees and share pertinent information with other PT and OT therapists to support and promote patient care.
Responds to program related inquiries from outside health agencies, patient complaints and incident reports.
Assists in preparation of annual operating and capital budget.
Assists with ordering of supplies based on patient needs.
Prepares reports and collects statistics to support budget requests.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reports to the Director of Rehabilitation Services
Master's degree or higher in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited college or university
Current licensure in good standing as an as a Speech Language Pathologist in the State of Illinois
Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association (ASHA)
Two (2) years of experience supervising or managing Speech Language Pathologists and/or Audiology staff and students
Two (2) years of clinical experience working with a range of speech/ language/ swallow disorders
Must possess a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification
Intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Office
One (1) year of clinical experience working in an acute care facility, preferably in a Level 1 Trauma Center/Teaching Hospital environment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Ability to work collaboratively in a complex organizational culture and reporting structure, including cross-functional coordination with the correctional system.
Cultural and linguistic competence to work with a diverse patient population.
Professional commitment to providing care to incarcerated patients with respect and dignity.
Functional knowledge of educational and research administration.
Interpersonal skills for managing clinical and other personnel.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list an Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable.
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
*Degrees awarded outside the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowinglyprejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring uponor because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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About Cook County Health
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER