At least 3 years of recent, relevant experience in Speech-Language Pathology
? Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an ASHA accredited school, required.
? Current BLS certification or able to obtain with 30 days of hire.
Performs assessments, establishes need and plan and evaluate treatment programs of patients and long-term care
residents with possible speech, language, cognitive or swallowing difficulties as part of treatment team of physicians,
nurses, dieticians and other therapists.
2. Assesses communication skills (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice, expressive and receptive language, etc.) for the purpose
of identifying communication disorders, determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for
3. Documents events in medical record including observations, evaluation results, and responses to treatment according
to hospital policy.
4. Develops treatment plans, interventions and/or materials for the purpose of minimizing the adverse impact of
5. Performs speech-language pathology treatments and instructs patients or family members in proper care and exercises
6. Evaluates chart and reports patients’ progress throughout the planned therapy program.
7. Provides patient and staff education to ensure understanding of communicative/ swallowing condition and treatment
plan including developing educational materials.
8. Communicates scheduling needs with receptionist; attends and participates in staff meetings for departmental
problem-solving and goal-setting.
9. Provides speech-language pathology treatments to home health clients in their homes, and to other contract agencies.
10. Assists with program development and continued interaction with community groups as indicated.
11. Assists with writing of Policy and Procedure Manual, Department Quality Program, and others as indicated.
12. Ensures the availability and proper maintenance of equipment, materials and supplies used for assessment and up keep
of rehabilitative services department.stakeholders.
13. Preform other duties as assigned
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology of speech and hearing mechanisms and disorders; principles of practices of speech
and language therapy; and pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws.
? Knowledge in translating therapy data into meaningful educational activities.
Demonstrated skill in applying assessment instruments, operating specialized equipment used in the treatment of
communication disorders and the ability to maintain accurate records.
? Ability to adapt to changing work priorities.
? Must possess good communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups.
? Must be able to meet deadlines and schedules, while working with attention to detail.
? Must be able to create and maintain effective working relationships.
? Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; design software; internet software; and electronic
database health records systems.
? Basic operation of a workstation (turning on/off, knowledge of basic functions and components).
? Use/storage/maintenance of multiple usernames and passwords.
? Use of Windows Explorer (electronic file-handling).
? Computer-related problem-solving skills through the use of available trainings and help desk.
? Ability to perform other duties as assigned.
? A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references
from previous and current employers.