A Speech/Language Pathologist works with the full range of human communication and its disorders, the speech-language pathologist:
• Evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.
• Treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.
In addition, the speech-language pathologist:
• Prepare future professionals.
• Engage in research to enhance knowledge about human communication processes.
• Develop new methods and equipment to evaluate problems.
• Establish more effective treatments.
• Investigate behavioral patterns associated with communication disorders.
The A.R. Gould’s Speech-language pathologist often works as part of a team, which may include teachers, physicians, audiologists, psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors and others.
• Assesses patient’s functional deficits, plans treatment and implements treatment in an appropriate manner in compliance with standards of professional practice.
• Clinically examine, diagnose, and then prevent or treat conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life.
• Participates in recruitment of new therapists.
• Attends appropriate team meetings and communicates/collaborates with other team members, individuals, family members or caregivers.
• Terminates treatment when maximal benefits have been attained as well as developing appropriate discharge plans.
• Maintains records and documentation as required by practice setting, third party payers and regulatory agencies.
• Schedules and prioritizes own workload.
• Monitors own performance and identifies own supervisory needs
• Functions according to the Speech Language Pathologist Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the profession.
• Supervise support staff.
• Supervise students on clinical rotations from schools that A.R. Gould Hospital has a contract with.
Competencies and skills:
* Achieves Results: Sets high standards for their own outcomes and seizes opportunities to engage others towards objectives. Consistently moves forward with direct actions in order to attain or exceed objectives. Manages their own time effectively to accomplish assigned tasks. Successfully prioritizes multiple projects and duties as needed.
* Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one’s behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.
* Exercises Sound Judgment & Decision Making: Understands and processes complex information, which allows for appropriate and accountable conclusions. Does not react too quickly or slowly. Balances facts, goals, and potential approaches taking the appropriate criteria into account. Makes active decisions and commits oneself by communicating confidently and respectfully.
* No previous experience required.
* Serves Others: Strives to understand, meet and exceed the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers which may include the people and communities in our service areas. Develops and maintains relationships, alliances and coalitions within and outside the organization and leverages them in order to obtain information, support, and promote cooperation and collaboration.
* Speech Pathologist
* Master’s Degree
* Potential exposure to abusive and/or aggressive people.
* Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.
* Potential exposure to diseases or infections.
* Need to drive to perform responsible duties.
* Potential exposure to hazardous materials.
* Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.
* Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable.
* Continuous sitting.
* Alternate shift schedules (day, evening, nights, weekends).
* Potential exposure to noxious odors.
* Continuous standing.
* Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.
* Continuous walking.
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