The scope of work for a Speech/Language Pathologist is to assess speech, voice, language, cognitive communication, swallowing function, and correlate to social, cultural and other health factors; identify speech voice, language, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders, and provide rehabilitative and preventative measures, including treatment, education and counseling; develop and recommend augmentative and alternative communication strategies and devices, and provide training in their use; and screen hearing and provide aural rehabilitation. |
Speech/Language Pathology Coordinator
Education, Experience and Skills Requirements
Must possess a Masters Degree in Speech/Language Pathology from an ASHA accredited university program. Must have thorough knowledge of speech language disorders/disabilities, neuroanatomy and physiology, neurological sequelae following brain injury, videofluoroscopy testing, and pediatric speech and language development.
Must be licensed as a speech/ Language Pathologist in the state of North Dakota and/or registered in Minnesota as appropriate. Must have certificate of clinical competence in Speech/Language Pathology from ASHA. If incumbent does not have the certificate upon hire, the incumbent must complete the certification process within 18 months of hire.
Job Specific Competencies
- Assists in growth and development of Speech/Language Pathology by actively and constructively participating in staff discussions, committees and program development.
- Evaluates individual?s functional communication and swallowing abilities using appropriate methods of assessment.
- Analyzes, interprets and summarizes assessment data to determines a client?s current functional status and to develop an appropriate plan of care.
- Develops a plan of care that includes scope, frequency, duration of services, short and long term goals, and the needs of the client.
- Implements and documents intervention through the use of specified tasks designed to enhance performance and achieve stated goals.
- Interacts with customers in a warm and friendly way.
- Takes immediate action to meet customer requests or needs.
- Listens to understand what customers have to say.
- Recognizes safety hazards and takes corrective action; seeking assistance when needed.
- Demonstrates knowledge of operational policies and procedures.
- Performs work safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
- Makes a decision considering the impact of the decision on other areas.
- Initiates collaboration with others outside of service area.
- Demonstrates personal commitment to the principles, values, and ethics of the organization.
- Models accountability for learning by sharing knowledge and learning from others.
- Builds effective working relationships.
- Expresses appreciation to others for their work.
- Treats others with respect.
- Facilitates and supports change within the Sanford Health.
- Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning for themselves and staff.
Information Management Competencies
- Demonstrates skill in accessing, preparing and using information as relevant to position.
- Verbalizes and demonstrates knowledge of procedures for maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family and other medical information.
- Demonstrates skill in use of equipment relevant to position; verbalizes knowledge of appropriate safety procedures.
- Consistently informs appropriate person of problems encountered with repairs or calibration of equipment.
Age Related Competencies
- Applies knowledge of growth and development in customer interactions and adapts care according to patient's age/developmental stage.
- This position is classified as a Category II position under OSHA guidelines with low risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.
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Sanford Health - 8 months ago