Requisition #: 193161
Title: Speech Language Pathologist I
Department: Speech Pathology
Posting Date: June 24, 2019
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center University Campus
Evaluates assigned patients and determines communication and/or swallowing disorder. Selects appropriate evaluation tool for purposes of assessment.
Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine prognosis for improvement. Provides rehab to restore communication and swallowing functions. Develops treatment protocols. Participates or leads in quality improvement teams.
Conducts diagnostic evaluations of various communication disorders in both children and adults. This may include, but is not limited to, language disorders, articulation deficits, auditory and auditory-perceptual deficits, voice disorders, stuttering and neurological disorders such as congential, developmental, or acquired.
Assessment may include consideration of the physical status of the oral and vocal mechanisms, breathing patterns, vocabulary, language structure, articulation, voice quality, fluency, auditory processing, language integration, written language and such other parameters as may be deemed appropriate. Analyzes client's data and interprets test results to physicians.
Provides remedial treatment in both individual and group settings for children and adults with the above communication and swallowing disorders, utilizing clinical techniques appropriate to each type of disorder. Uses complex decision making to analyze each patient's problems and develop treatment interventions to maximize function in daily living activities.
Recommends, designs, and/or implements augmentative methods of communication such as communication boards and mechanical devices when oral and/or aural communication is not possible. This is done in conjunction with the patient, family and/or others.
Provides information about the communication disorders to patients, families and others.
Designs and establishes home programs and other activities which may be used for carryover or reinforcement of the therapy program.
Maintains records and reports necessary to the conduct of treatment. This may include, but is not limited to diagnostic evaluation reports, daily treatment notes, monthly physician renewals as appropriate, progress reports as appropriate or requested and losing summaries of treatment.
Confers with other individuals and/or agencies involved with the patient's program. This may include physicians and other related professions, school personnel, social service agencies and the like.
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures and objectives.
Attends variety of meetings, conferences, seminars as required or directed.
Demonstrates use of Quality Improvement in daily operations.
Complies with all health and safety regulations and requirements.
Respects diverse views and approaches, and contributes in maintaining an environment of professionalism, tolerance, civility and acceptance toward all employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other similar and related duties as required or directed.
All responsibilities are essential job functions.
III. Position Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Speech Pathology. One year's experience and attainment of the certificate of clinical competence. Current MA Speech Pathology license.
Unless certification, licensure or registration is required, an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed in this description may be substituted for the above requirements.
Department-specific competencies, including age-specific competencies and their measurements, will be developed and maintained in the individual departments. The competencies will be maintained and attached to the departmental job description. Responsible managers will review competencies with position incumbents.
Work is considered sedentary. Position requires work indoors in a normal office environment.
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