Speech Therapist - PRN

Noland Health Services Birmingham , AL 35235

Posted 2 months ago

Summary of Duties

Plans and implements specific speech-language pathology treatment programs for the individual patient according to standards of practice. Directs patient participation in selected activities to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance of communication and swallowing; facilitates the learning of those skills and functions essential for optimal functioning. Collaborates with interdisciplinary treatment team.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides diagnostic, evaluation, and therapeutic services to inpatients who have been referred by health care providers due to a concern about possible communication deficits and/or feeding/swallowing problems.

  • Treats seriously impaired patients who have been determined to have deficits in the areas of language comprehension and/or expression, speech sound articulation, voice production, fluency or feeding/swallowing.

  • Counsels patients and family members regarding patient's status and ways to facilitate more effective communication or eating in the home, school, work or community setting.

  • Consults and collaborates with other health care professionals to develop appropriate and comprehensive health care plans for patients who have communication and/or feeding problems.

  • Assists in video fluoroscopy and/or endoscopies of swallowing once appropriate level of clinical expertise obtained.

  • Facilitates and/or participates in patient/family support groups as needed.

  • Provides augmentative communication evaluations as well as treatment of patients with augmentative communication needs.

  • Provides in-services for health care provider staff regarding relevant topics in communicative and/or feeding disorders in adults.

  • Maintains reporting and charting systems related to patient evaluation, care and progress as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education

Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology required. Current licensure to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of Alabama.

Experience

Minimum of two (2) years of hospital experience preferred.

Physical Requirements for Essential Job Functions

  • Must be able to transport and/or lift an object intermittently throughout the work day up to a maximum of 20 pounds.

  • Must be able to walk, stand, and work for extended periods of time without relief.

  • Must possess dexterity of arms, hands, and fingers bilaterally.

  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so the requirements of this position can be fully met.

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