JOB SUMMARY (overview of job): Responsible for administration and direct application of Speech/Language Pathology treatment modalities as prescribed by a referring physician. Evaluates, plans, directs and treats all patients referred to speech/language. Pathology treatments to restore function and prevent disability following disease or injury. Assists patients to obtain maximum performance and function in society while learning to live a routine "normal" life within the constraints of their disability. Participates in performance improvement activities within the department and participates in CQI activities. Assures personal competency. Provides information related to departmental budget considerations in relationship to Speech Pathology needs for optimum patient care and service. Assists in scheduling of patient visits for speech pathology evaluation and treatment. Performs some administrative duties at the delegation of the Director of Rehabilitation Services. Participates in infection control, safety and educational programs, both in the department and on an organizational basis.
KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: Knowledge of principals and practice of speech pathology. Knowledge of infection control, sterile technique and related impact on rehabilitative medicine practice and equipment. 3-5 years experience working as a speech/language pathologist with some experience in a rehabilitation setting.
EDUCATION: Holds a masters degree from an approved college or school of speech/language pathology.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY: Current State Licensure in speech pathology (as Speech Pathologist). Current BCLS certification.
Ability to keep current technology, programs, trends, research and development through literature, workshops, professional meetings, and conversations.
Ability to achieve cognitive, organization and emotional maturity to deal effectively with multiple tasks, stresses, deadlines, difficult situations and/or customers.
Possesses interpersonal/communication skills necessary for effective, non-judgmental, and empathetic patient care and customer relations.
Open to feedback and open to a changing environment, which requires flexibility in scheduling and department assignments.
St. Peter's Hospital - 2 years ago
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