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Speech Language Pathologist
Title: Speech-Language Pathologist
The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is responsible for the evaluation, planning, and treatment of communication, swallow, cognitive, and voice deficits. They must work with patients of all ages to improve communication skills, voice, cognition, and swallow functions through skilled treatment programs in order to improve life quality and safety. Patients undergoing treatment with an SLP may have an articulation, language, fluency, or voice disorder which prevents them from either being understood or understanding others. Physical impairments with swallowing and cognition also impacts ones quality of life and safety. An SLP assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities.
The Speech-Language Pathologist reports directly to the Director of Rehabilitation.
Mental: Ability to problem-solve and deal with diverse personalities. Ability to work alone and make independent decisions which will affect others. Maintain the confidentiality of patient information. Communicate both orally and in writing with peers, professional staff, and patients. Must be sensitive to the needs of patients and co-workers. Is able to recognize and provide quality service.
Physical: Flexibility to work in continually changing conditions. Must have manual dexterity to operate equipment and to provide hands-on assessment, assistance and exercise to patients. Ability to lift and move patient with or without assistance and maneuver equipment greater than or equal to 20 pounds. Agility is required for frequent changes in position. Visual and hearing acuity required to receive feedback and information from patients. Ability to effectively counsel patients and their families.
Education: B.S. and M.S. degree in the field of Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited college or university. Successfully passed the national exam and registered. ASHA certified.
Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of experience preferred.
Provides treatment in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient and home health. Full Time position working Monday through Friday. Stress of meeting deadlines, busy environment, numerous interruptions, exposure to emergency situations, extended hours depending upon job necessity.