Speech Language Pathologist
Next Medical Staffing - Ashland, WI

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Job(Purpose) Provides differential diagnostic and therapeutic services by assessing and treating inpatients and outpatients with central or peripheral disorders of speech, language, voice and/or swallowing. Duties: * Defines patient's degree and type of speech, language, voice and swallowing impairment by selecting and administering the most appropriate test instruments; interpreting diagnostic data; preparing written diagnostic reports. * Facilitates patient care by consulting with referring physician or agency. * Counsels patients and their families by informing them about available treatment options.

  • Minimizes delays in diagnosis and/or therapeutic intervention by coordinating and prioritizing the patient caseload. * Improves the function of patients with speech, language, voice and/or swallowing impairments by planning treatment; conducting remedial programs. * Modifies therapy program by periodically reevaluating therapy goals; determining progress. * Minimizes communicative impairment by providing counseling to the parents of the preschool, prelingual child who is at risk for speech or language disorder on language stimulation and other homebased methods.
  • Educates staff and patients by designing and delivering training and inservice programs for speech pathology interns and medical students; preparing and presenting lectures to physicians, nurses, educators, patient groups and others. * Improves quality results by studying, evaluating, and redesigning processes; implementing changes. * Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by developing policy positions concerning federal, state, and local regulations, and jacho standards; anticipating emerging issues. * Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Enhances speech pathology and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Skills/Qualifications: Problem Solving, Physiological Knowledge, Medical Teamwork, Bedside Manner, Use of Medical Technologies, Verbal Communication, Listening, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, SelfDevelopment, People Skills, Professionalism

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