Sanford Health Speech Therapist - Feeding Disorders in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Speech Therapist | Feeding Disorders | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: North Dakota

Department : Feeding Disorders Prtl Hosp-SU

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Administers speech and language evaluations, tests or examinations to diagnose and plan treatments for clients/patients with various speech problems and swallowing disorders. Assesses clients/patients with various speech, language, cognitive or swallowing problems and develops individualized treatment plans based on clinical diagnoses. Provides speech and language services to clients/patients; monitors disease progression and adjusts treatments accordingly. Instructs clients/patients in practicing speech and language therapeutic exercises; provides consultation for clients/patients working through speech and language treatment processes. Ensures all speech and language related standards, policies, protocols and quality requirements are met.May treat individuals of all ages with varying diagnosis and disorders. Will demonstrate documentation in accordance with departmental guidelines and meet all regulatory requirements. Demonstrates level of treatment associated with their specialty provided to their clients/patients. Follows and adheres to accepted clinical practice guidelines of professional organization.Exhibits flexibility with acceptance of variable work schedules/assignments. Participates in activities to promote the department and Sanford Health. Will be interacting with individuals outside of the department including but not limited to: providers, case managers, third party payers, public organizations, etc. May be asked to supervise assistants, aides, and students as they provide patient care, treatment, or other services. Will be expected to provide ongoing education and training to peers in the area(s) of expertise as determined by the department leadership. Performs other related duties as requested by manager.


Adheres to legal regulatons and organizatonal policies when discussing patent health informaton. Establishes and maintains productve working relatonships within and outside of own area. Demonstrates knowledge of development and delivery of patent educaton for diverse audiences. Seeks opportunites to serve as a mentor. Identfes common patent safety risks within the organizaton and how they can be avoided. Identfes the importance of monitoring patent responses and reactons during therapy. Follows guidelines, regulatons, standards and safety procedures in the therapy process. Evaluates speech-language and audiology treatments and care services provided to patents. Maintains the quality of therapy practces for clinical treatment and care services. Monitors patents' reactons to speech-language therapy; adjusts therapy if necessary. Knowledge of the value of self-motvaton and initatve; ability and willingness to seek out work and the drive to accomplish goals. Recognizes ethical requirements within own specialized areas of responsibility.


The Sanford Pediatric Feeding Disorders Outpatient Program provides behavioral feeding therapy for children with feeding disorders that would not qualify for more intensive treatment programs. Treatment is based on empirically supported behavioral analytic approaches aimed at increasing feeding while decreasing refusal behaviors. Treatment consists of half hour sessions conducted 1-3 times a week. Under the supervision of the clinic supervisor and program director, the therapist will be responsible for conducting behavioral and feeding assessments, developing and implementing behavioral treatment protocols, training caregivers on treatment implementation, and evaluating the feeding progress. Training will be provided for interested applicants who do not have a background in behavioral analytic feeding treatment.

Outpatient feeding therapist duties are:

• Assess referrals to determine appropriateness for outpatient feeding program

• Conceptualize, design, implement, and analyze behavioral assessments and feeding treatment

• Record, graph, and analyze feeding data as necessary

• Communicate therapeutically with patients and caregivers

• Conduct caregiver training on feeding treatment protocols

• Communicate patient needs to clinical supervisor and director

• Provide feeding consultation to other professions

• Address patient and caregiver concerns

• Assist with employee training

• Write patient progress notes and treatment protocols in a timely manner

• Assist with implementing research protocols

CCC-SLP Therapist is preferred, but CFY candidates will be considered.


Must be licensed in the state(s) of practce as Speech Therapist.Holds a Certfcate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language Hearing Associaton (ASHA) or currently working onClinical Fellowship Year (CFY).When applicable, may require valid driver's license. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specifc competenciesand certfcatons. Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers required or within the frst 60 days of employment. Appropriate educaton level required in accordance with state licensure.

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City: Fargo

State: North Dakota

Job Function: Clinical Care

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req23968