The Speech Therapist is responsible for implementation of standards of care for speech language pathology services.
Evaluates patients to obtain and interpret data necessary for treatment planning and implementation
Analyzes evaluation results to identify the patients major problems, establishes goals with the patient, and develops and adjusts treatment program.
Identifies functional speech defects and establishes a plan of care to improve patient’s function.
Demonstrates knowledge of clinical norms for all age groups as applicable to job functions.
Maintains clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the physician changes in the patient's condition.
Recommends communication devices/aids as indicated.
Attends and contributes to in-services, case conferences, and other meetings as required by Organization policy to ensure coordinated and comprehensive plans of care for the patients of the Organization.
Identifies patient and family/caregiver needs for home health services and refers as appropriate.
Department Specific Competencies
Establishes I will statements at annual performance evaluation and implements the statements.
Supervises and documents the home health aide plan of care every 2 weeks.
Possesses a degree that includes an internship from an approved Master's program in Speech–Language Pathology, or as required by applicable law and/or regulation. Meets the education and experience requirements for a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech–Language Pathology, granted by the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA).
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
1 as a Speech Pathologis in a health care setting
License / Certification Requirements
Speech Pathologist license
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association
Drivers license, auto insurance and reliable transportation