In your pivotal, rewarding role as Speech Pathologist II, you will be the lead clinician on an NIH-funded research study: "Neural correlates of recovery from aphasia after stroke". This is a longitudinal study of stroke survivors, using speech-language evaluations and MRI to better characterize how the brain reorganizes after stroke to support recovery of language function. You will recruit acute stroke patients at the bedside, evaluate their speech and language function at multiple time points, build rapport with patients and their caregivers to promote their continued participation in the study, and coordinate and carry out research activities. You will collaborate with lab members including the principal investigator, doctoral students, masters students, and research assistants. You will also work with doctors, nurses, and other clinical professionals to ensure that research activities are coordinated with patient care.
Reviews medical records and evaluates inclusion criteria to identify stroke patients who are potentially eligible to participate in the research study
Approaches potential participants at the bedside after stroke, explains the study to them and their caregivers, and requests their participation
Evaluates speech and language function acutely and at multiple time points, including in inpatient rehabilitation and home settings
Builds rapport with patients and their caregivers, communicates with them effectively about their recovery, and encourages their continued participation in the study
Reviews medical records to evaluate MRI safety and obtains necessary records from other facilities to document MRI safety (training will be provided)
Works with MRI technicians to perform structural and functional MRI studies on study participants (training will be provided)
Manages study workflow for dozens of active participants, scheduling and arranging research activities at a variety of locations including Vanderbilt, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and participants' homes
Transcribes and scores speech and language evaluations
Develops knowledge of neuroanatomy, brain-language relationships after stroke, aphasiology, and patterns of recovery from aphasia (training will be provided)
Oversees research assistants who assist in data management and other study procedures
Brings a high level of attention of detail to all aspects of the role
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
SPEECH PATHOLOGY PATIENT EVALUATION: Demonstrates proficiency in evaluating patients with speech-language, auditory, and/or swallowing/oral feeding deficits using the appropriate testing methods for the patient type and diagnosis. Interprets the results of the assessment and their significance for the patient, family, and the research team.
SPEECH PATHOLOGY PATIENT & FAMILY EDUCATION: Demonstrates proficiency in communicating functional impact of assessment findings and disease process. Considers the communication needs/level of understanding of audience and may share appropriate information/literature.
Master's Degree from a CAA Accredited program
ASHA Certification in Speech Pathology
At least 1 year of SLP work experience
TN State Speech Pathologist License (or eligibility to obtain)
Excellent interpersonal skills
To be considered for this role, you should submit a cover letter and CV/resume.
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