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Job Number: 356700


Responsible for administration and direct application of speech/language pathology treatment modalities as prescribed by a referring physician. Evaluates, plans, directs and treats all patients referred to speech/language. Pathology treatments to restore function and prevent disability following disease or injury. Assists patients to obtain maximum performance and function in society while learning to live a routine "normal" life within the constraints of their disability. Participates in performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Assures personal competency. Provides information related to departmental budget considerations in relationship to speech pathology needs for optimum patient care and service. Assists in scheduling of patient visits for speech pathology evaluation and treatment. Performs some administrative duties at the delegation of the Director of Rehabilitation Services. Participates in infection control, safety and educational programs, both in the department and on an organizational basis.

Regulatory Requirements:

Holds a Master’s degree from an approved college or school of speech/language pathology.

Current State Licensure in Speech Pathology (as Speech Pathologist).

Current BCLS certification.

Language Skills:

Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Additional languages preferred.

Skills:

Basic computer knowledge.

Knowledge of equipment utilized in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of speech pathology.

Must be able to determine appropriate patient procedures and evaluate results.

Ability to maintain control and respond calmly and positively during crisis situations (i.e., Code Blue).

Appropriate telephone communication skills.

 

Physical and Safety Requirements:

Good general health and stress coping ability. Full mobility and ability to participate in vigorous activity. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents (patients, families, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed for assessment, intervention, and professional development. Possess near vision acuity for accurate reading of equipment and recording on patient charts. Must be physically able to lift, support and move patients. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.


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