Evaluates patients, identifies patient problems, plans patient programs, prepares and implements patient education and provides direct patient care to help the individual reach his/her maximum performance. Position is autonomous for clinical provision of care in their area of practice within their scope and follows standards of care.
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 programs.
Develops a speech therapy program for each patient which effectively and efficiently achieves goals and modifies or discontinues care appropriately.
Maintains clinical records, clinical notes, and reports to the physician any changes in the patients condition.
Instructs patients family/caregiver and other health care personnel in patient's treatment regimen when indicated and appropriate.
Performs peer review and participates in performance evaluation through level I therapists.
Participates in the planning and developing of existing and new programs, procedures and policies.
Supervises daily operation as needed.
Evaluates and makes positive suggestions for change in the environment.
Participates in hospital performance improvement activities (kaizens, lean initiatives) when appropriate.
Seeks supervisor as appropriate.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of speech pathology therapy through attendance of seminars, workshops, lectures, individual research, and review of current literature. Shares knowledge with staff through inservices and clinical training.
Adheres to productivity standards established per area.
Demonstrates a cost conscious attitude in use and ordering of supplies.
Maintains medication security to authorized personnel only.
Department Specific Competencies
Speech and Language Disorders
Number of Years Experience Type of Experience
License / Certification Requirements
Speech Pathology license or temporary license.
BCLS or ACLS Certification from the American Heart Association