Pediatric Speech Therapist 1 - Bilingual

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  11254 


Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.




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Job Role Summary

This position is for a bilingual (English/Spanish) outpatient pediatric speech therapist at Eskenazi Health West 38th Street location. The pediatric speech therapist is accountable and responsible for the provision of therapy services to pediatric patients, infants through young adults, at Eskenazi Health Services. The pediatric speech therapist assesses and treats a wide variety of pediatric diagnoses including speech and language delay, childhood apraxia of speech, autism, ADHD, and global developmental delay. The pediatric speech therapist will regularly collaborate with pediatric occupational therapists and pediatric physical therapists as well as communicate with primary care providers.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Evaluation
    • Adapts evaluation appropriately based on the age and cultural background of patient.
    • Reviews medical history and adjust clinical decisions based on information
    • Completes thorough and effective evaluation
    • Administers appropriate standardized and non-standardized assessments
    • Develops age appropriate and reasonable plan of care
    • Sets reasonable and appropriate client-centered goals
  • Treatment:
    • Adapts treatment appropriately based on the age and cultural background of patient
    • Implements appropriate and timely treatment based on evaluation of patients' physical and psychosocial needs
    • Provides client-centered education
    • Treatments are creative and effective
  • Documentation:
    • Accurately and timely documents patient evaluation and treatment per documentation standards
    • Obtains appropriate signatures
    • Justifies charges, reflects skilled therapeutic need, functional improvement and progress towards goals
  • Productivity:
    • Works at or above established productivity level
    • Volunteers to take walk-in patients
    • Volunteers to float to other teams as needed
    • Adjusts schedule according to caseload
  • Administrative:
    • Completion of ancillary tasks that affect patient care
    • E-learning and other assigned tasks are completed by the required due dates without reminders
    • Authorization requests and insurance requirements are submitted without delaying patient care
  • Professional Communication/Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates effective communication and teamwork with peers and other staff
    • Consults appropriately with physicians and caregivers regarding patient management
    • Delegates routine aspects of care as appropriate
    • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills with staff, patients, family members
    • Provides meaningful patient education materials and completes available interdisciplinary forms
    • Attends rounds and care conferences
    • Responsive when asked to assist co-workers
  • Performance Improvement:
    • Actively embraces opportunities and ways of improving services, patient care and/or productivity by impacting cost, outcomes and/or patient satisfaction
    • Participates in committees and activities and takes an active role in improving processes for the hospital and department
    • Promotes change and assists coworkers to transition in a changing work environment
  • Student Education:
    • Effectively and efficiently manages the student's learning experience.
    • Adequately orients student
    • Assures student compliance with Policies & Procedures and HIPAA regulations
    • Gives constructive feedback on regular basis
    • Observes students with various patient types and adjusts supervision levels accordingly
    • Communicates appropriately with educational/ school program coordinator
    • Represents Eskenazi Health in a professional manner to the student
  • Clinical Competence:
    • Serves as instructor for orientations and competencies as appropriate
    • Attends continuing education and pursues opportunities to improve skills
    • Attends and participates in in-services
    • Seeks out expertise from co-workers and shares own knowledge with others
    • Treats a variety of patient diagnoses effectively
  • Time and Priority Management:
    • Prioritizes multiple tasks to maximize time spent in direct patient care
    • Reports to work on time and on a consistent basis
    • Is not in the disciplinary process per the hospital attendance policy guidelines
    • Completes assigned tasks and projects on time without reminders
    • Minimizes delays with patient care and appointments
    • Triages patients to minimize functional decline and facilitate throughput

Job Requirements

Active Indiana Speech Language Pathologist license

  • Graduate of ASHA approved curriculum.
  • Licensed as a Speech Therapist in State of Indiana or eligible to do so
  • Experience in the outpatient pediatric therapy setting preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish speaker required
  • Current BLS certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs.
  • Ability to use age appropriate communication and cognitive skills detailed in the department/area/unit job specific/age specific competencies
  • Ability to:
    • Assess system needs and function autonomously to develop and implement programs to improve patient care
    • Collaborate with other members of the health care team to enhance all aspects of patient care across the continuum
    • Demonstrate leadership abilities by serving as a role model, mentor and change agent to influence patient outcomes
    • Conduct product, program and/or process value analysis including complete financial implications involved in implementation of the product or program
    • Review/critique pertinent research literature related to specialty areas and promote research utilization to improve patient care
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills related to team development, group process, conflict management, and negotiation




Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis