Job Description

The Speech Pathologist is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of medically based speech, language and feeding delays and disorders.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides medically based speech, feeding, and/or language therapy for eligible patients.

  • Evaluates patient’s speech, language, feeding abilities through interviews, direct observation and standard assessments
  • Develops plan of care, establishes goals and assesses progress towards attainment of goals.
  • Implements clinically, culturally and linguistically appropriate intervention approaches.
  • Modifies plan based on changing medical condition.
  • Makes referrals to appropriate services.
  • Documents records; therapy notes, evaluation reports, progress notes, charts etc… in EMR
  • Coordinates therapeutic program care with providers, nursing, clinic staff, social workers, and administrative staff.
  • Creates therapy materials and homework activities.
  • Manages/oversees the therapy schedule and instructs patients and caregivers in home programs for exercises and functional abilities.
  • Participates in team meetings.
  • Maintains appropriate clinical and administrative records within the Electronic Medical Records system regarding patient’s care.
  • Reviews current literature for use on evidenced based practice for assessment and treatment.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and HIPAA compliance according to Federal guidelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology or equivalent.
  • AZ State Speech Pathology License.

  • Cochlear implant therapy and auditory/verbal therapy.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 2 years experience as Speech Language Pathologist

  • 2 years experience with cochlear implants

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Valid CPR-BLS certification.
  • Certificate of Clinical Competency through American Speech-Language Hearing Assoc. or Clinical Fellow.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and/or experience treating and evaluating pediatric patients in the areas of:
  • Cochlear implants or hearing aid therapy and auditory/verbal therapy.
  • Ability to problem-solve and analyze test results objectively.
  • Must be supportive, patient, and compassionate and have good listening skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer software programs: MS Office and EMR.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reading, writing and use of computer.

Work Environment:

  • Normal clinical work environment.