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Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

 

Company Expectations of the Employee:

  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management techniques.
  • Prioritize workload so as to meet productivity standards and applicable deadlines.
  • Communicate with Company owners on a regular basis about project status and issues.
  • Communicate with subordinates on a regular basis about project status and issues.
  • Establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations with internal and external customers.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude and demeanor.
  • Report to work on time and prepared to perform duties of position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Speech Language Pathologist gathers background data, reviews referrals, selects and modifies evaluation tools, and evaluates patients determining the level of patient’s physical and psychosocial functioning.
  • The Speech Language Pathologist reevaluate patient’s progress during treatment at appropriate intervals recommend, acquire, and modify necessary adaptive equipment to augment patient’s independent
  • Provide periodic progress records and report to assigned patient accounting to current policies and procedures.
  • Supervising therapy assistants as appropriate.
  • Evaluating outcomes. Planning Discharge.
  • Educate patients and/or families about proper safe use and recommend methods for installation of adaptive equipment.
  • Responsibilities may also include the training of students from university or community colleges assigned.

 

Education: Education: Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited program.

Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Licensed to practice in the State of Tennessee.

Experience: Minimum of one year in an acute care setting.
Two years experience in Home Health preferred

Skills:

  • Able to maintain strict confidentiality with regard to protected and sensitive information.
  • Able to establish and maintain confidence of owners and employees.
  • Must be able to solve problems independently and confidently by applying analytical and logical thinking.
  • Able to use standard office equipment and software proficiently.

Language Skills:

  • Able to read, analyze, and interpret reports, general business directives, policy and procedure statements, and governmental regulations.
  • Able to write reports and correspondence at a professional level.
  • Able to immediately respond to common inquiries and complaints from employees and regulatory agencies.
  • Able to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying educational levels.
  • Able to effectively organize and present information and respond to questions from employees and external groups of varying sizes.

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