SPEECH THERAPIST

The speech–language pathologist is responsible for implementation of standards of care for speech language pathology services and for adherence to all conditions in the Service Agreement.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES

Conducts appropriate evaluations, assesses home environment (as appropriate), identifies equipment needs relative to speech/language function

 

Identifies functional speech defects and establishes a plan of care to improve patient’s function

 

Administers speech therapy program utilizing specialized therapeutic technique and/or equipment

 

Recommends communication devices/aids as indicated

 

Confers with referring physician and other organization personnel to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care contributes to the total plan of care

 

As appropriate, participates in case conferences, in-services and other meetings required to ensure coordinated and comprehensive care

 

Prepares and submits notes per organization policy

 

Maintains clinical competency in speech language pathology practice and theory

 

Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for other services and refers as appropriate

 

Instructs patient, family/caregiver and other Organization health care personnel in the patient’s treatment regime as indicated

 

May supervise home health aide in procedures directly related to the speech–language therapy plan of care


Performs other duties as required to facilitate the delivery of speech language

pathology services

 

The above statements are only meant to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.

The incumbents may be requested to perform job related tasks other than those stated in this description.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Possesses a master’s or doctoral degree in speech-language pathology (SLP),

and who meets either of the following requirements:​

Is licensed as a speech-language pathologist by the State in which the individual furnishes such service; or

If the State does not license speech-language pathologists:​​

Must successfully complete 350 clock hours of supervised clinical practicum

(or is in the process of accumulating such supervised clinical experience);

Performed not less than 9 months of supervised full-time SLP services after obtaining a master’s or doctoral degree in SLP or a related field; and​​

 

Successfully completed an approved national examination in SLP

 

A minimum of one (1) year's clinical experience in Speech – Language Pathology

 

Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills

 

Possesses and maintains current CPR certification

 

Licensed driver with automobile that is in good working order and insured in accordance with the organization requirements

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