Nationwide Children's Hospital

Clinical Research Speech Language Pathologist - Center for Perinatal Research

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/24/2020 5:22 PM)
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Clinical Research Speech Language Pathologist- Center for Perinatal Research


The Clinical Research Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and evaluation of developmental interventions in accordance with clinical research protocols. Responsible for performing and ensuring scientific rigor of standardized assessments. Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team including physical, occupational, and music therapists. Responsible for administrative functions pertaining to job responsibilities in the research lab. Demonstrates competence defined in Duties and Responsibilities in providing study-specific care and services to subjects and their families, including consultation and education. The Clinical Research Speech Language Pathologist additionally participates in implementing research protocols, data management, and regulatory paperwork. About the BBOP Lab: The Baby Brain Optimization Project (BBOP) team focuses on the neurodevelopment of high-risk infants and rehabilitation of their long-term disabilities. Our research emphasizes the development of objective and quantitative measures of sensory and motor function in infants and children. We utilize these measures to design novel therapeutic strategies for infants and young children who suffer from neonatal neural insults.


Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.


What Will You Be Doing?

  • The Clinical Research Speech Language Pathologist supports, communicates, implements and enforces the philosophy, mission, values, standards, policies and procedures of Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
  • Performs assessment of research subjects according to standardized study protocols. Obtains and maintains certifications necessary to perform these assessments. Maintains fidelity of all related measures for all team personnel, as prescribed by protocols.
  • Evaluates subjects with varied diagnoses to determine developmental and/or functional status using standardized measures or clinical observations; identifies subject’s strengths and deficits; and develops an individualized treatment plan in line with research study protocols incorporating subject and family needs. 
  • Administers therapeutic treatment to subjects in accordance with research study protocols and clinical expertise/licensure to provide optimal development, function, and independence; observes progress and/or changes in subject’s condition and modifies treatment plan accordingly. 
  • Provides education to families regarding results of assessments and response to interventions; provides appropriate referrals and recommendations as per clinical expertise. Evaluates ongoing compliance and understanding. 
  • Documents subject related data in compliance with documentation requirements of the research study protocols and hospital and accrediting associations; utilizes appropriate computerized or standardized documentation methods, as applicable to research study protocols. 
  • Verifies with PI that the participants meet inclusion/exclusion criteria; verifies that the subject and/or legal guardian has provided informed consent/assent; answers questions related to the protocol procedure as applicable; acts as a patient/family advocate. 
  • Maintains the administrative functions in accordance with research protocol, including scheduling patients for assessment or treatment as needed, and submitting timely documentation to appropriate parties. 
  • Conducts home visits for research-related assessment or intervention as needed.
  • Conducts independent research studies and laboratory analyses in a specific area agreed upon in conjunction with a principal investigator. 
  • Collects and analyzes data in accordance with appropriate statistical procedures, and prepares reports, inclusive of graphs, tables, and photographs, of the results of studies. 
  • Collaborates and interacts with other researchers doing similar studies at NCH and at other research institutions. 
  • Works collaboratively with the Research Team leaders to maintain regulatory elements and abides by established team process flows. 
  • Assists in the preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals with regard to a specific area of research. Attends scientific conferences and gives scientific presentations. 
  • Serves as a resource person for other investigators and as a mentor to less experienced research personnel.


What Are We Looking For?

  • Master’s level degree or higher in speech language pathology; State of Ohio licensure; ASHA Accreditation. 
  • Preferred: 3+ years of work experience as a speech language pathologist in a pediatric setting. 
  • Must be able to use research methods in generating and collecting data and analyzing the data for report preparation. In particular, must have had experience in the performance of standardized assessments. 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including PTs, OTs, MTs, research coordinators, and other support personnel. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and attention to detail 
  • Must be able to develop position papers and reports, and help in preparation of research grant proposals and scientific publications. 
  • Must be computer literate.


    Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

    As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs. Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

    • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
    • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
    • Support your financial protection and security in retirement
    • Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.
    • Minimum Physical Requirements:
    •  Standing/Walking Frequently • Independently Lifting/Carrying up to 15 pounds Frequently • Independently Lifting/Carrying up to 50 pounds Occasionally • Finger Dexterity Constantly • Kneeling Frequently • Bending/Stooping Frequently • Reaching Frequently • Talking/Hearing/Seeing Constantly • Pushing/Pulling Frequently • Typing on a Computer Frequently The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


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