Provides professional care within assigned area in accordance with established standards, institutional policy and procedures, and professional judgment to direct, supervise, evaluate and provide speech therapy services within their scope of practice to the patient as referred by the attending physician or practitioner. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the ages and culture of the patients/clients served. May supervise rehab technicians/aides, students, Therapist Assistants(s). Performs other related duties as deemed competent.
Education: Graduate of an accredited program of speech, hearing science and language development, culminating in a minimum of a master’s degree.
License/Registration: Valid North Carolina license in speech-language pathology services at the clinical level. Current Clinical Competence Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Certification: Current CPR BLS through the American Heart Association (AHA) is required.
Other: Thorough knowledge of occupational therapy standards, effective verbal and written English communication skills, basic computer knowledge, principles and procedures; ability to work well with others.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Range of motion within functional limits. Requires frequently: push, pull move, and / or lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds to a minimum height of three (3) feet and be able to push, pull, move, and / or carry such weight a minimum distance of fifty (50) feet. Standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day. Bending and/or stooping for more than one (1) hour at a time. Sitting for more than two (2) hours at a time. Requires consistent computer work with repetitive typing and concentrating on computer screen. Requires functional vision and hearing.
Flexible to work any shift