Speech Language Pathologist

Published March 25th, 2024

Speech Language Pathologist CCC-SLP

GENERAL SUMMARY

Provides Speech-Language evaluation, treatment, teaching, and consultation to the pediatric patient and the occasional adult patient.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES   

Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Administers tests and applies evaluation techniques to determine functional status and identify therapy needs.
  • Analyzes evaluation results and designs a therapy treatment plan to meet needs of patient.  Instructs patient, family, teachers and support personnel, as appropriate, for carryover of therapy activities.  Seeks resources as needed.
  • Evaluates and reports patient progress to treatment team and family.  Maintains communication with other members of treatment team to ensure coordinated effort.
  • Documents and reports pertinent patient information in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintains expected productivity standards.
  • Provides continuity of coverage in emergency situations.  Covers other service areas as directed by supervisor.
  • Provides clinical supervision to graduate students, clinical fellows, and other staff members as requested by the supervisor or director.  Acts as a resource in area of expertise.
  • Transports patients and their equipment weighing up to 200 pounds, or assists in these activities, using safe body mechanics.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in treatment techniques for all age groups between 0 and 21 years.
  • Successfully completes Hospital and department specific orientation and ongoing mandatory education requirements.
  • Other essential duties may be assigned as necessary to the operations of the department.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  

A Master’s Degree from an accredited program in speech-language pathology is required.  A minimum of nine months of professional experience is required.  Knowledge of basic treatments and procedures in patient care is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrates knowledge of normal and abnormal development for patient care and safety for infant, toddler, latency, adolescents, and young adults.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of normal and abnormal processes of communication and oral motor function.
  • Demonstrates the ability to organize a caseload and is prepared for sessions.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient and caregiver information.
  • Demonstrates professional and courteous behavior.
  • Engages in ethical treatment as delineated by ASHA.
  • Provides compassionate care to patients and families.
  • Communicates effectively with other team members.
  • Participates in department quality assurance activities.
  • Maintains a safe and orderly work environment.
  • Accepts specific non-patient care related duties within the department.
  • Attends and participates in hospital in-services, workshops and professional conferences in order to maintain current knowledge in the field.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings.

CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION, OR LICENSURE REQUIRED BY THE JOB

  • Current Certification of Clinical Competence granted by ASHA.
  • Maintains requirements for active licensure as a speech-language pathologist set forth by ASHA and by the State of Massachusetts.
  • Current Massachusetts Teacher Certification or application in process as applicable to program.
  • Current BLS certification must be maintained during employment.

 

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