Speech/Language Pathologist #605043

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Aug 21, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Provide comprehensive, team-based augmentative communication evaluations to authorized clients of the Division of Developmental Disabilities and fee-for-service AAC/AT assessments. The AAC evaluation/assessment process includes the following:
Review client files
Pre/post eval communication with client/family including scheduling appointments
Prepare/put away/maintain equipment, supplies and materials for the assessments
Conduct the assessment at a location acceptable to the client/family
Use telehealth platforms to initiate or complete assessments when appropriate
Obtain equipment price quotes
Prepare evaluation reports in collaboration with other team member(s);
Complete and submit written evaluation reports in compliance with established University policies, procedures, funder timelines and professional standards.
Provide written addendums to the evaluation report when additional accessories are needed for the recommended AAC device and/or system.
Communicate with the DDD Aug Com Unit as needed.
Provide in-person AAC device training to authorized DDD clients after receipt of their AAC device at a location acceptable to the client/family within timeliness required by funding source, and/or teletherapy when appropriate to the client’s needs.
Schedule training visits with family; coordinate with teachers, therapists, etc. when appropriate.
Enter written documentation for each visit: date, time, training topic, client/family response, issues/concerns and tracking of authorized training units etc. into the cloud-based electronic medical record system (ClinicNote) used by the IHD AAC Program.
Prepare and submit written quarterly reports for authorized trainings and/or installations in compliance with established University policies, procedures, funder timelines and professional standards.
Communicate with DDD Aug Com Unit as needed regarding therapy authorizations
Support the operation of the AAC Program
Participate in the development/revision of AAC best practice policies and procedures
Consult with Program Coordinator for quality control when questions arise about contractor reports
Coordinate with NAU’s Speech Communication Disorders (CSD) Clinic regarding preservice training opportunities; supervise SLP/A Student(s) assigned to AAC Program
Support other AAC or Assistive Technology (AT) related activities of the IHD AT Center such as educational training/labs for NAU students, faculty and Flagstaff community and AAC device demonstrations as time permits.
Participate in AT Center regular staff meetings and IHD staff meetings.
Attend at least one national AT conference e.g. ATIA, CSUN, RESNA, etc.; (as funding permits) and participate in other educational events such as webinars and vendor trainings to stay informed of AAC/AT trends and new product/service development.
Travel when authorized to all regions of the state to provide AAC services.
Track and enter funder/IHD required data into data collections systems.
Develop and share a weekly schedule with Director, Program Coordinator and team members.
Other duties as assigned.
Position reports to the IHD Associate Director.


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology/Communication Sciences
Current American Speech Language Hearing Association SLP Certificate in Clinical Competencies
Arizona SLP License
Three years experience working with individuals having a broad range speech/communication disorders in various settings
One year AAC experience working directly with clients who use AAC devices


Preferred Qualifications

A 1000 hours over 6 years of direct work experience providing AAC evaluations and follow-up training for clients with complex communication disorders.
In-depth knowledge of the range of commercially available communication devices, including device features and operations.
Expertise in matching the client’s expressive and receptive language needs across environments with the features and characteristics of commercially available augmentative communication devices including operating systems, language systems and accessories.
Skilled in generating professional quality, comprehensive written evaluations justifying medical necessity for the device recommendations.
Expertise in providing follow-up training to the clients and their family members in the set up and use of the device after it the client receives it. This requires the SLP to be knowledgeable about the hardware and language system software/apps for each device recommended.
Knowledge of AT related funding resources.
RESNA ATP Certification or AT Certificate from approved postsecondary organization.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.