Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Supervisor- Speech Language Therapy - Sidra Medical Research Center - Doha - Qatar

The Supervisor - Speech Language Therapy is responsible for leading and demonstrating the provision of safe, patient and family focused quality care. The Supervisor - Speech Language Therapy is a key member of the interprofessional team and ensures that standards for speech language therapy care are adhered to at service level. The Supervisor - Speech Language Therapy works collaboratively with the Manager - Speech Language Therapy to ensure that commissioning, recruitment, onboarding, orientation and service activation responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Sidra’s plans and timelines.

    Masters degree in Speech Language Therapy
    5+ years of experience inclusive of 2 years progressive management experience in specialty area in a North American Academic Institution, or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, EU states, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
    Registration as a Speech Language  Therapist and Licensure in country of origin
    Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) in Speech Language Pathology from a program accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.

Key Accountabilities:
    Serves as a professional and role model for staff and is an advocate for patients and their families demonstrating behaviors consistent with the organizational/education competency framework, Sidra values, policies, procedures and guidelines
    Participates in planning and program direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals and objectives
    Provides supervision and guidance to staff ensuring that all care is provided in accordance with Divisional Core Standards and established policies and procedures
    Evaluates and ensures that individualized discharge planning needs are assessed on admission
    Ensures an interprofessional approach to facilitate a timely discharge or transfer to the next level of care or home
    Ensures safe patient care by making patient assignments based on patient acuity and skill mix
    Evaluates and ensures that clinical documentation, diagnoses and plans of care are integrated and effective in delivering an individual plan of care
    Promotes a safe environment and safe patient care by embracing a safety culture and identifying areas of risk
    Demonstrates an understanding of evidence-based healthcare methodology and its ability to positively impact patient outcomes
    Participates in the integration and evaluation of research into practice
    Utilizes outcome measures to evaluate effectiveness of care through the review of data and the questioning of inconsistencies
    Works towards the achievement of agreed key performance indicators for self and unit
    Identifies patient care issues and/or strategies to improve and positively impact on the quality of care and patient outcomes
    Collaborates with the Manager - Speech Language Therapy and Clinical Educators in planning, implementation and evaluation of patient/family and staff education
    Applies problem solving techniques and evidence based solutions to service related issues Evaluates and ensures appropriate escalation of issues to meet patient/family/staff needs and resolve conflicts
    Communicates effectively and efficiently with patients, families and colleagues, addresses patient/family complaints immediately and assists in the investigation of written complaints
    Ensures the effective orientation, precepting and support of new staff and students
    Provides a welcoming work environment and monitors and tracks individuals’ progress
    Contributes to the employee performance appraisal cycle objectively and assists with action plans arising from appraisals as necessary
    Counsels and/or disciplines staff when appropriate
    Supports the retention of all staff by creating a healthy work environment that facilitates teamwork, and treats colleagues, patients/families and visitors with dignity and respect at all times
    Ensures relevant information is communicated to all staff effectively and efficiently
    Maintains effective administrative processes in the service and reviews and revises service policies and procedures as required
    Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings in the service and maintains an awareness of resource utilization, exercising care in the ordering and use of equipment and materials
    Reports equipment failures, safety and security issues, and/or reduction of supply inventory
    Supports the achievement of successfully implementing clinical information systems at unit level
    Leads Performance Improvement activities and committees on the service as assigned
    Develops and sustains own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness and maintains a professional profile
    Provides documented evidence of own performance and maintenance of skills consistent with position
    Deputizes for the Manager - Speech Language Therapy as required

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