PRN Inpatient Speech Pathologist

Posted Date 5 days ago(10/12/2021 8:59 AM)
Requisition ID
Patient Care
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time
ICE MUSL Speech-Language Pathology
Post End Date


Must have availability on (some) weekdays, weekends, holidays

This position is temporary - Not Benefits Eligible


Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) demonstrates knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maintain highest professional standards in the provision of services while providing and ensuring quality patient care and adhering to department/insurance/state licensing board/Joint Commission standards. The SLP provides inpatient and/or outpatient speech language pathology specific services that include diagnostic and clinical assessments, screening, development of treatment plans including goals, treatments, and education to patients/caregivers/staff; communicates with medical multidisciplinary teams, assesses and inputs orders for patient diet texture and liquid viscosity as appropriate, is responsible for documenting and submitting charges for services rendered, and is responsible for documentation of evaluation, treatment, and education per department/insurance/state licensing board/Joint Commission standards.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


Salary: $60 hourly


  • Provides a wide range of inpatient speech language pathology specific treatments, modalities, diagnostics tests and education to patients and patient families. Maintains educational levels and standards to practice professionally in the state.  
  • Works with, trains and educates students, physicians and other Rehab staff.
  • Provides written and oral instructions to the patient and/or patient families.
  • Assesses and inputs orders for patient diet texture and liquid viscosity recommendations, as appropriate.
  • Completes all appropriate documentation for patient treatment according to both UAMS Medical Center, University Rehab Department, and Arkansas Speech Language Pathology Board of examiners rules and regulations.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Sciences and Disorders.
  • ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Arkansas State Licensure or eligible to apply,
  • BLS certification (must obtain certification within 30 days of starting this role)
  • Employees in this role must be fitted for, capable of donning and performing routine tasks in personal protective equipment to include N95 masks, Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) or Controlled Air Purifying Respirators (CAPR).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years inpatient/acute care experience, experience with clinical swallow, video fluoroscopy and endoscopic swallowing evaluations; experience with stroke, brain injury, head/neck cancer, trauma intervention/rehabilitation. 

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: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 51 - 99 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Radiation


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