Job Description

Speech Language Pathologist

Job Type
Part-time
Number of hires for this role
1

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology (Required)
  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Pathologist-Speech-Language evaluates and treats patients requiring speech-language therapy

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

· Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

· Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology

· Current State Licensure in Speech Pathology

· Two years’ experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist

Functional Skills

· Performs therapy interventions utilizing standard therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the condition of the patient

· Educates and counsels patient and family regarding treatment plans

· Maintains clinical records and follows performance improvement recommendations

· Plans and/or assists with patient discharge from speech therapy services

· Provides information regarding appropriate support programs

· Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively

· Knowledge of principles of growth and development over an individual’s life span

· Knowledge of infection, control, sterile technique and related impact on rehabilitative medicine practice and equipment

· Basic computer knowledge

· Proficient in English verbal and written skills

· Ability to relate effectively to the public and health care professionals

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· One year of experience as a speech language pathologist or TEP

· Prefer on year experience in healthcare setting

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Develop and plan a course of therapy to resolve or minimize speech/voice/language/cognitive/swallowing conditions which present serious problems to social contact, educational development or employment opportunities

2. Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors

3. Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is include in teaching as appropriate

4. Develops and implements effective treatment programs in consultation with physicians

5. Treats patients in accordance with Speech/Language Pathology standards of care and practice

6. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed

7. Prepares reports related to Speech/Language Pathology activities, including performance improvement activities

8. Intercedes for the patient when dietary revisions are necessary to prevent aspiration

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

· The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, converse, and listen; use hands to touch, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

· The employee must be able to life and/or carry up to 50 lbs. unassisted on a regular basis and be able to push/pull over 25 pounds on a regular basis.

· Ability to perform physical activities, including but not limited to, bending, standing, climbing or walking. Must be able to safely use manual tools (hammer, refrigeration gauges, test equipment, drill and saw) and power equipment common in the construction trades. Must be able to handle hazardous materials safely and tolerate exposure to electrical hazards as well as environmental hazards such as molds and various solvents.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

· The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $0.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location
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