Job Description

Speech/Language Pathologist Per Diem - TMC Outpatient Therapy
Job CategoryTherapies
SchedulePer Diem
Shift1 - Day Shift

TMC Outpatient Therapy provides occupational, physical and speech therapy, along with nutritional services for patients age 14 and up. We created our clinic space to allow for multi-disciplinary collaboration on your care as well as the ease of having multiple therapy appointments (PT/OT/ST) on one day. With compassion and expertise, we guide our patients’ efforts in achieving the highest level of function and quality of life throughout their care. 

 

Speech-language pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders. Services include:

  • Clinical swallowing evaluations and treatment/management
  • Aphasia assessment and treatment
  • Cognitive assessment and treatment
  • Voice therapy
  • Neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s
  • Head and neck cancer secondary problems 

 

SUMMARY:

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.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Clinical Fellows: Must obtain State Speech Pathologist Licensure issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services upon hire. After the first year, must obtain National Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

 

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