SPEECH PATHOLOGIST CASUAL STATUS
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Responsible for performance of all speech- language, communicative, and swallowing diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures on inpatients and/or outpatients; specifically, conducts evaluations and analyzes the results to diagnose the disorder; recommends and conducts appropriate rehabilitation intervention; counsels the patient and family (as approved by the patient) as to the current status of the patient and plans appropriate intervention to address the specific needs of the patient; writes reports on all diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures in the EMR.
- 1. Clinical
- 1.1 Able to interpret physician referrals to perform basic clinical evaluations.
- 2. Educational
- 2.1 Attends department in-services.
- 3. Administration
- 3.1 Complies with Hospital and Department Policies and Procedures.
- 4. Clinical Supervision
- 4.1 Participates in regular meetings with supervisor and/or team leader and reports pertinent information on a timely basis.
- 5. Human Relations Skills
- 5.1 Demonstrates respect and regard for dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsive and courteous hospital environment.
Graduate of a Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology; Completion of Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology preferred.
One (1) to two (2) years as a clinical speech language pathologist in a large medical center based practice preferred. Experience working with children and/or adults depending on the assigned setting. Clinical experience with a variety of diagnoses to include post-surgical, developmental, neurological, genetic, oncologic and traumatic.
Must maintain a current unrestricted license to practice as a Speech - Language Pathologist in CT.
The individual should demonstrate age-specific knowledge in basic anatomy and physiology, psychology and speech-language pathology theory, evaluations, and treatment techniques. Observation skills, communication skills (both verbal and written), and an ability to work with others in a synergistic manner are essential. The individual should also be willing and able to assume increased responsibilities as required. Demonstrates a high level of independence and leadership in assigned clinical area. Experience with FEES, MBS and TEP preferred.
May require exposure to blood and body fluids, hazardous materials and communicable diseases; long periods of standing and walking; lifting and positioning of patients.
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