Clinical faculty are responsible for designing, delivering, assessing, and facilitating the acquisition of clinical competencies necessary for practice as a clinical fellow.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- The clinical faculty member will provide direct clinical education to MS MedSLP students, individually, in a group, synchronously, and asynchronously as judged appropriate and necessary during the delivery of unbiased, inclusive, client-focused care.
- Assessment planning
- Conducting the assessment
- Differential diagnosis using integrated clinical reasoning.
- Written and verbal communication of client status via assessment reports, plans of care, and daily documentation.
- Awareness of codes and billing practices relevant to the setting
- Devising and implementing a plan of care
- Developing and modifying the treatment plan based on data.
- Using materials and technology appropriate to the client’s needs and consistent with evidence-based practice
- Providing client/family/other education and support
- Collaborating with team members
- Professional behavior in the delivery of care
- Ethical provision of care
- Care consistent with the scope of practice as designated by ASHA and in compliance with state law and any other regulatory body, e.g. the Board of Education.
- Adaptation of care to meet cultural, linguistic, and personal needs.
- Identification and management of bias that may impact delivery of care.
- Modification of instruction, counseling, and education to meet specific audience needs.
- Clinical faculty perform all work-related activities with active awareness and continuing exploration of bias, justice, fidelity, and respect for autonomy.
- Clinical faculty will monitor and document graduate student performance to maintain compliance with all relevant safety and infection control standards set by the MS MedSLP program or the university and in adherence to the ASHA Code of Ethics and state licensure.
- Clinical faculty co-sign all clinical documentation within the electronic medical record.
- Clinical faculty complete midterm and final competency-based assessment of each student’s practice.
- Clinical faculty are responsible for establishing the correctness of clock hour records and be responsible for signing off on hours provided under their supervision.
- Clinical faculty will maintain active status with ASHA and state licensure.
- Clinical faculty engage in professional lifelong learning.
- Clinical faculty engage in ongoing development of their skills in clinical education.
- Clinical faculty engage in continuing education in diversity, equity, and inclusion, ethical practice, and areas of professional interest.
- Clinical faculty participate in the development and delivery of the MS MedSLP program.
- Clinical faculty engage in an average of 12 clinical education credit equivalent activities (clinical caseload, classroom instruction, lab mentoring, other) each semester. Clinical education credit equivalents can be found in the department manual.
- Clinical faculty participate in the development and review of curriculum and associated syllabi for all courses within the department to facilitate student acquisition of competencies that result in high quality patient care.
- Clinical faculty engage in program development and design, looking for innovative or more efficient methods of service delivery in collaboration with the department.
- Clinical faculty provide service to the department through project participation, support of the IPE program, and participation in simulation-based learning events.
- Clinical faculty provide service to the university through participation in university level committees or working groups and in projects as are deemed appropriate in collaboration with department directors.
- Clinical faculty provide service to the profession through participation in state, regional, or national events, committees, work groups, legislative initiatives, or conventions and through contribution of their expertise to same.
- Clinical faculty engage in scholarly activities as appropriate to their areas of interest.
- Regular active engagement in departmental processes.
- Maintenance of credit equivalent workload.
- Review of clinical and classroom education performance.
- Maintenance of up to date clinic requirements (documentation, NOMS, evalue, etc.).
- Development of Self
- Job Knowledge/Skill Application
- Champions Innovation
- Drives for Results
- Critical Thinking
- Develops & Inspires Others
- Develops Strategic Perspective
- Financial Accountability
A minimum of a MA/MS in Speech/Language Pathology with a certificate of Clinical Competence and a Utah license to practice as a Speech/Language Pathologist or demonstrated eligibility.
Understanding of and adherence to FERPA regulations. Strong clinical knowledge relevant to the practice of speech/language pathology.
Strong working knowledge of developmental, speech language evaluation and treatment, social and pragmatic skills evaluation and treatment and/or medically-based speech language pathology.
Clinical service provision, supervision of graduate students or clinical fellows, teaching.
Demonstrates the interpersonal skills needed to communicate in a tactful, sincere, effective manner with clients, families, graduate students and faculty.