speech language pathologist clinical specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

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I am a passionate, organized and detail-oriented clinician and clinical educator with nearly twenty-five years of continuous medical Speech Language Pathology experience. Collaborative team player with strong leaderships skills and a track record of delivering high quality care for medically complex patients with communication and swallowing issues.

Education and Training
Marquette University Milwaukee, WI, Expected in 05/1997 Master of Science : Speech-Language Pathology - GPA :

GPA: 3.8/4.0

Marquette University Milwaukee, WI, Expected in 05/1995 Bachelor of Science : Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Political Science - GPA :

Magna Cum Laude

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association Clincial Certificate of Competence
  • Maryland Speech Language Pathology License
  • CPR certified, American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • MBS IMP certification
  • Completed advanced coursework in FEES at Boston University and completed clinical competency at Sinai Hospital
At Home Health Care - Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Specialist
Granbury, TX, 08/2001 - Current
  • Evaluate and treat a medically complex and diverse patient population with dysphagia, speech, language and cognitive-linguistic impairments in an acute care hospital.
  • Complete instrumental swallowing assessments including Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBS) and Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).
  • Collaborates and establishes a good rapport with patients, their families other medical professionals and team members to provide best care possible.
  • Experience in managing distribution of acute care caseload and high volumes under multiple different staffing paradigms.
  • Extensive experience and continuing education in the effects of critical illness and critical care medicine on swallowing function, communication and the airway.
  • Clinical Specialist in diagnosis and treatment of speech and swallowing disorders in patients with critical illness and tracheostomy and ventilator dependent patients.
  • Completed research and utilized available resources to learn about the novel Corona Virus in March 2020 to help author policies and procedures for clinical and instrumental swallowing evaluations in response to the pandemic.
  • Developed and lead short courses and lectures for continuing education credits for SLPs, Registered Nurses and other rehabilitation professionals on a variety of topics.
  • Developed competency for MBS procedure and trained multiple certified SLPs on the procedure.
  • Developed acute care competencies and trained many full time, part time and per diem therapists to acute care
  • Supervised and trained graduate students during clinical externships.
  • Collaborated with discipline specific vendors, including Passy-Muir Speaking Valve, Halyard Oral Care Kit, Shiley and Portex tracheostomy tubes to explore use of specific products at Sinai and to provide in-services about their products, updated clinical information and current best practice guidelines.
  • Contributing member of the Rehabilitation Educational Series planning committee helping to plan and manage a monthly lecture series for Rehabilitation professionals
  • Co-chair of the Educational Advisory Committee which developed and sponsored two educational series for rehabilitation professionals in the Baltimore area (2003-2005).

Contributing member of the Stroke Collaborative Practice Committee as a representative from the Rehabilitation Department (2005-2015).

  • Authored the Sinai Hospital Stroke Swallowing Screen in 2005 and have modified this screening tool over the years based on most current research.
  • Complete competency training with nurses, mid-level providers and Neurologists to certify competency with the Stroke Swallowing Screen.

Contributing member of the Aspiration Pneumonia Work Group, a multidisciplinary committee, targeting reduction of Non-Ventilator Associated Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (NV-HAP)throughout Lifebridge Health.

  • Coauthored Sinai Hospital's policy and procedures for Aspiration Precautions.
  • Provided education to hospital units with increased levels of NV-HAP.
  • Standardized oral care procedures hospital wide.
At Home Health Care - Speech-Language Pathologist
Grand Prairie, TX, 08/1998 - 08/2001
  • Evaluated and treated inpatient rehabilitation patients with dysphagia, communication and cognitive-linguistic impairments within a multidisciplinary team comprised of physical and occupational therapists, nurses, psychologists and social workers.
  • Participated in Team Leader meetings as the SLP representative.
  • Provided discipline specific training to physiatry resident staff and rehabilitation nursing staff.
  • Supervised and instructed graduate students from local universities in the Rehabilitation Hospital.
Francisan Health - Speech-Language Pathologist
Fort Wayne, IN, 05/1997 - 05/1998

Completed Clinical Fellowship Year to earn Clinical Certificate of Competence. Managed hospital's acute and outpatient SLP caseload. Received extensive training with MBS.

University Of Maryland Medical System - Speech Language Pathologist
City, STATE, -

Evaluated and treated patients with communication, dysphagia and cognitive-linguistic disorders in the acute hospital.

St. Luke's Medical Center - Speech-Language Pathologist Intern
City, STATE, 1996 - 1997

Completed graduate externship as a SLP intern completing diagnosis and treatment of communication, swallowing and cognitive-linguistic disorders in the acute hospital, rehabilitation hospital and outpatient center.

Continuing Education Courses Presented
  • Evidenced Based Review of Tube Feeding in Patients with Advanced Dementia” (approved for 4 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credit by Maryland Board of SLPs in 2015).
  • Utilizing Swallowing Screening in an Acute Care Hospital” (approved for 2 hours of CE credit by Maryland Board of SLPs in 2016).
  • Crash Course in ICU Basics for the Rehabilitation Professional” (approved for 1 hour of CE credit by Maryland Boards for SLP, PT and OT 2018).
  • High Flow Nasal Cannula Use in Patients with COVID 19” (approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit by Maryland Board of SLPs, 2020).
  • Impact of Various Oxygen Delivery Systems on Swallowing Function” (approved for 3 hours of CE credit by Maryland Board Of SLPs, 2021).

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School Attended

  • Marquette University
  • Marquette University

Job Titles Held:

  • Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Specialist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist Intern


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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