The Staff Speech Pathologist shall provide quality speech/dysphagia evaluations and treatments to patients with communication and/or swallowing deficits, and participate in the departmental operations as assigned by the Clinical Director.
1.Identify, assess, and provide treatment for individuals of all ages with communication/dysphagia disorders.
2.Manage and supervise programs and services related to human communication and its disorders.
3.Counsel individuals with disorders of communication, their families, caregivers, and other service providers relative to the disability present and its management.
Communication and hearing skills which allow for evaluation and treatment of speech/language disorders.
1.Desire to work with and for people with temporary and/or chronic physical, mental, and developmental handicaps.
2.A knowledge of medical terminology to understand prescriptions and communicate with Physicians and Staff.
3.Preferably, knowledge and experience in the administration of videofluoroscopic evaluations and therapy for patients with dysphagia.
4.Able to work with individuals of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.
MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Screening, identifying, assessing and interpreting, diagnosing, and rehabilitating disorders of speech (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice) and language.
2.Screening, identifying, assessing and interpreting, diagnosing and rehabilitating disorders of oropharyngeal function (e.g. dysphagia) and related disorders.
3.Screening, identifying, assessing and interpreting, diagnosing, and rehabilitating cognitive/communication disorders.
4.Assessing, selecting, and developing augmentative and alternative communication systems and providing training in their use.
5.Assisting in record keeping and charging system of the department.
6.Discharge planning in treatment program.
7.Documenting evaluation, treatment plan, goals, progress notes, and discharge summary of patients treated.
8.Performing staff and nursing in-service programs as needed on areas of relevant interest and need.
EDUCATION: Master's or doctoral degree, the Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and applicable State License.
EXPERIENCE: Preferred completion of clinical fellowship year or will be supervised by a speech pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Under the direction of the Clinical Director, the Speech Pathologist provides treatment only on written prescription of a licensed physician.