Speech Language Pathologist
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.
- Prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reading, writing and use of computer.
- Normal clinical work environment.
Job Status: Full Time