Speech Language Pathologist II

  • Job Summary
    • Provides Speech Language Pathology services to communicatively and swallowing impaired patients. Participates in educational activities and special projects. Assists in achieving Service goals. Assists in the maintenance of the professional image of the Service inside and outside of the hospital. Beginning to supervise students and mentor other staff level team members. Beginning participation in hospital programs/committees and other in-house professional development activites (e.g. teaching, research).
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited program required.

    • Experience
      • 1 year of experience preferred.

    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), License to practice Speech-Language Pathology from the Department of Health (Washington, D.C.), Current BLS Certification.

    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Must be competent in the diagnosis and management of neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia. Foster's positive work environment and team building. Must be proficient in Microsoft office products and demonstrate basic computer skills.

  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
      Evaluates voice, speech, language, cognitive-communication, pragmatic communication and swallowing abilities of assigned patients.
      Independent in performing bedside dysphagia evaluation/has achieved Dysphagia Evaluation Competencies.
      Plans and implements rehabilitative procedures for communicatively and swallowing impaired patients using sound clinical reasoning in order to maximize patient outcome and safety.
      Counsels patients and families regarding the individual's SLP diagnosis and plan, and appropriately involves patients and/or families in treatment planning and refers patients to appropriate care providers or community services when indicated.
      Effectively and efficiently documents and bills all clinical activity in accordance with Service, Program, site, hospital and professional practice guidelines.
      Participates in quality improvement and peer review activities.
      Maintains an accurate schedule and meets productivity target.
      Facilitates communication and problem solving among SLP staff and/or within the treatment team, including active and effective participation in team/family conferences.
      Keeps supervisor informed regarding progress of assigned patients and activity surrounding pertinent professional endeavors.
      Identifies opportunities for process improvement and actively participates in SLP Team Meetings/Continuing Education Lecture discussions.
      Recommends appropriate clinical materials and equipment for Service procurement.
      Functions as a role model through demonstration of professional conduct and assures compliance with NRH Network and clinic policies and procedures.
      Takes initiative in pursuing and directing continuing education for professional growth and competency.
      Provides training and education to members of multiple professional disciplines in the hospital.
      Serves as a clinical resource and mentor for other staff members.
      Participates in Student Training program via student lecture and/or secondary student supervision .
      Abides by the Code of Ethics of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
      Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
      Performs other duties as assigned.

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