Speech/Language Pathologist Per Diem - Acute Therapies
Examines, tests, diagnoses, and administers remedial treatments for patients with speech, language and hearing disorders. Evaluates patients regarding the application of a wide variety of therapeutic techniques for rehabilitation of speech, language, hearing, and oral motor disorders. Documents test results and recommends remedial treatment. Performs evaluations with special attention to receptive and expressive language skills, speech fluency, vocal and oral motor competence, articulation and auditory skills. Confers with associates and institutes treatment utilizing corrective exercises and special equipment. Maintains active communication with the patient, patient’s family and colleagues regarding progress.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine the extent of patient’s impairment and prognosis for improvement.
Analyzes testing and other pertinent information to create an individual treatment plan.
Prepares electronic documentation as required by the profession and department, such as evaluation results, individualized treatment plans, progress reports, and other such reports.
Consults with physicians and other medical health personnel on patient’s progress; maintain appropriate records.
Provides instruction in therapeutic procedures to be continued by the patient or family/caregiver.
Conducts or participates in training medical and other personnel in therapy techniques and objectives; develops, conducts and participates in formal in-service programs in area of expertise.
Attends patient care staffing, conferences and other related meetings.
Adheres to TMCH organizational and department-specific safety, confidentiality, values, policies and standards.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Master's degree.
EXPERIENCE: None. Adult Outpatient Therapy: One (1) year of outpatient experience preferred. Will consider exceptional new graduate with extensive outpatient student fieldwork.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification. State Speech Pathologist Licensure issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services. National Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Some departments may require a valid fingerprint clearance card.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of best practices used to evaluate and assist adults and children in the correction of speech, language and hearing issues.
Skill in assessing and treating patients for speech, language and hearing issues.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write electronic reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries or complaints from employees, patients and/or their representatives, and the general public.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Perform job in a reliable, responsible and dependable manner.
Ability to be proficient in developing, planning and using diagnostic tests, treatment techniques and evaluation procedures for patients with speech pathology.