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Speech Language Pathologist -PRNGreenwood, Indiana

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Job ID 389865 Date posted 07/30/2020

Description

The Speech Language Pathologist evaluates, plans, and provides therapy for speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following functions describe the essential duties of this role. Individuals in this role may not perform all of these duties, or may perform additional, related duties not listed here.

Selects, administers, and adapts appropriate evaluations upon receipt of referral from

physician.
Interprets results of initial evaluation, determines appropriate patient goals, and  
develops treatment plan.

Modifies treatment plan as needed and utilizes appropriate treatment techniques.

Completes patient documentation and department paperwork within given time

guidelines.

Counsels and instructs patient and/or family in specific techniques, current status, and

prognosis.

Prepares, presents, and/or attends in-services or other continuing education activities.

Participates in departmental operations and development/implementation of new

programs.

Establishes and maintains a safe environment conducive to effective team functioning,

positive patient outcomes and personal safety.

Performs patient care activities safely and accurately according to age specific criteria.

Uses verbal/nonverbal communications skills that promote effective team functioning

and foster patient/staff interactions.

Maintains the philosophy, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the hospital,

division, and department.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:  Completion of schooling, completion of Clinical Fellowship,
Inpatient Rehabilitation experience preferred
REQUIRED EDUCATION:    Master’s Degree from an ASHA accredited college or university
in Speech Pathology
REQUIRED LICENSE:  Indiana State Licensure, Certificate of Clinical Competence
(CCC) Required, or be a candidate for CCC through completion of Clinical Fellowship
PRE-REQUISITE SKILLS:
  • Knowledgeable in anatomy/physiology, evaluation and therapy, theoretical concepts
    and techniques, current materials and technological advances, and new professional  trends
  • Ability to effectively provide quality service to impaired individuals
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, peers, patients, families, physicians, and
    all internal/external customers
  • Basic understanding of the behaviors, developmental needs, physical needs, emotional needs, and comfort of the adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient
  • Ability to lift/transfer patients or treatment supply items without restriction
  • Upper extremity strength and manual dexterity needed for writing, treatment modalities,
    and equipment operation
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