Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

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Speech language pathologist provides and direct resident / resident rehabilitation care within all general accepted practice methods, meeting all center, State, Federal, and accrediting standards.

Speech Language Pathologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Record information on the initial evaluation, treatment, progress, and discharge of clients
Observe and assess the progress and prepare detailed reports
Maintain resident confidence by monitoring confidential information processing
Treat children within the age range of 6-12 years old
Treat students with developmental disabilities
Maintain progress notes and attendance records
Provide updated progress notes
Providing speech services to pre-school children
Ensuring all paperwork and reports are completed within appropriate timeframes
Maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with team members, department members, supervisors, administrative staff, parents, and outside agencies

Speech Language Pathologist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Speech Language Pathologist

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Education for Speech Language Pathologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the speech language pathologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and University Degree in Speech, Speech-Language Pathology, Communication, Computer, Speech Pathology, Medical, Communicative Disorders, Health, Leadership, Continuing Education

Skills for Speech Language Pathologist

Desired skills for speech language pathologist include:

Rehabilitation techniques related to complex neurological injury
Older adult rehabilitation
Governmental and regulatory guidelines in designated healthcare settings
Evaluation and therapy
Normal human growth and development over the lifespan
Medicare/Medical and insurance standards to ensure
Pediatric theory and practice
Proper procedures for handling exposure to communicable diseases and blood borne pathogens
Proper technique to handle exposure to hazardous material

Desired experience for speech language pathologist includes:

Evaluating and treating students with communication disorders
Evaluate, assess or screen clients using appropriate standardized testing and clinical observational skills
Provide physical therapy services according to mandated paperwork
Provide required documentation for services that your program and/or supervisor have outlined for you
Maintain documentation in a professional, efficient, accountable and confidential manner
Attend all meetings as scheduled and collaborate with other professionals, staff and families

Speech Language Pathologist Examples


Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a speech language pathologist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for speech language pathologist
  • Consult with physicians and various health care professionals
  • Use appropriate documentation
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Language impairments
  • Swallowing impairments including jndependence with videfluoroscopic evaluations
  • Fluency disorder
  • Voice disorder including vocal cord dysfunction, other vocal diagnoses, knowledge/competency in videostroboscopy/laryngoscopy preferred
  • Work with specialized otolaryngologists in an outpatient and inpatient setting to treat patients with a specific focus on evaluation and treatment of dysphagia including head and neck cancer, neurologic disorders, and functional etiologies
  • Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and support staff to evaluate and manage new and return patients, provide pre-operative and post-operative education and care, inpatient consultations, inpatient rounding, and coordinate care with providers within and outside the University setting
  • Perform procedures to screen, evaluate and diagnose dysphagia disorders as referred by a licensed physician, including modified barium swallow studies, laryngoscopies, and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Qualifications for speech language pathologist
  • Develop and implement treatment plans based on the results of evaluation and goals established
  • Educate and counsel patients, family and /or caregivers regarding evaluation results, and treatment recommendations
  • Participate in regular tumor board meetings to develop treatment plans for patients
  • Complete patient care documentation as required, including evaluation and progress reports, forms for third-party reimbursement
  • Actively participate in research protocols, study development, and manuscript production
  • Represent the department as a professional at local and national meetings

Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of speech language pathologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for speech language pathologist
  • Interprets and incorporates past testing
  • Evaluates expressive communication, receptive communication, articulation, language content, pragmatics, and other aspects of communication
  • Documents the course of patient/ resident/client care, including progress made and continuing need for treatment
  • Supervision of Speech Pathology students, Clinical Fellows, in accordance with the most stringent of either state or payer guidelines
  • Functions as a resource for and provide employees with approved in-service/cross-training on speech pathology knowledge and skill areas
  • Contributes to development of improved efficiency and productivity of unit clinical/administrative functions
  • Participate in Multidisciplinary team meetings and responsibilities
  • Works collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team with Division colleagues to promote best patient care standards
  • Independently pursues professional growth and development related to this position and in lines with the mission and activities of Centers for Rehab Services
  • Provide direct diagnostic, habilitative and rehabilitative services to students in the areas of symbolic communication, spoken language, written language, literacy and auditory-oral perception
Qualifications for speech language pathologist
  • Permanent NYS Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) license
  • Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Professional Licensure where required by state law
  • A professional demeanor and a desire to have fun while working hard
  • License to practice speech therapy in the state
  • ASHA certified (Required)
  • Experience/strength in phonemic awareness and reading remediation (Preferred)

Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a speech language pathologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for speech language pathologist
  • Maintain communication and collaboration with other hospital staff members including provision of appropriate in-service programs
  • Provide patient care in accordance with physician's orders on an inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute and home care
  • Supervise and delegate appropriate duties to students, volunteers and other supportive personnel
  • Adheres to and support UPP Division of Speech-Language Pathology its policies, procedures, and mission
  • Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, staff development, departmental committees and in-services to facilitate Division growth
  • Develop and implement appropriate treatment plan to include therapy, instrumental testing and/or re-evaluation as indicated by patient evaluations
  • Evaluate and diagnose individuals with speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders
  • Maintains a positive attitude and provides excellent customer service in all interactions with patients, staff, and managers
  • Maintains responsibility to openly communicate with medical staff, supervisors, co-workers to address all requests in a timely and professional manner to facilitate the best patient care
  • Participate in patient care QI as monitored by person responsible for department QI and director
Qualifications for speech language pathologist
  • Valid Washington state speech-language pathology license or interim permit required
  • Master's Degree in Speech Therapy
  • Current and Active Speech Language Pathology license within the state of operations
  • Degree in Speech Comminications
  • Current and Active license within the state of operations
  • Conduct appropriate evaluative procedures, assess home environment (as appropriate), and identify equipment needs relative to speech/language function

Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of speech language pathologist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for speech language pathologist
  • Communicates weekly schedule with department for coordination of services
  • Documents evaluation and treatment efforts patient response to treatment in accordance with established professional guidelines
  • Provide direct clinical services utilizing a wide range of standardized and impressionistic techniques to evaluate patients with communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders (e.g., aphasia, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, oropharyngeal dysphagia, specific reading or writing disorders, impaired visual or auditory perception, and disorders of articulation of speech, fluency (stuttering), alaryngeal speech or vocal quality)
  • Plan and administer a speech-language, cognitive and/or swallowing plan of care
  • Document progress through daily progress notes and care plan summaries per department standards
  • Provide education and counseling within speech pathology scope of practice for patients and/or family members
  • Document the initial evaluation results and/or discharge summaries for outpatients within 48 hours of either event
  • Confer with providers, nurses and other ancillary team members as indicated to provide coordinate, high quality patient care
  • Complete daily charge entry, inpatient check in and any billing requirements pertaining to specific payers per department standards
  • Coordinate patient care with other clinical team members ensuring optimal care and communication, as noted in the clinical record
Qualifications for speech language pathologist
  • Experience in providing services in speech and language to children with sensory, motor and /or cognitive disabilities
  • Proficiency in the use of See the Sound Visual Phonics, or willingness to obtain such training within one month of hire
  • Ability to follow school policies and procedures, and Medicaid billing procedures
  • Knowledge of current speech-language techniques and theory
  • Prefer Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Previous experience with videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing is necessary

Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a speech language pathologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for speech language pathologist
  • Assist in the development of IEP instructional goals and benchmarks in relation to speech and language needs while adhering to IEP legal and time guidelines
  • Assist with the development of transition services for students as required by their IEPs
  • Develop a variety of instructional activities to meet the student’s individual language and speech goals/objectives
  • Provide direct group or individual therapy in areas as defined by the IEP and maintain therapy records
  • Complete progress reports in accordance with KIPP Bay Area Schools and school-specific guidelines
  • May supervise college students for clinical field experience or a Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY)
  • To provide evaluation and treatment to patients with communication, cognitive and/or swallowing problems in an inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Patient population includes pediatric and adult individuals
  • Evaluation of children with communication and swallowing disorders, with special emphasis on AAC evaluation
  • Provide treatment for students ages 5-18
Qualifications for speech language pathologist
  • 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
  • Prior work experience in infant feeding preferred
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence or eligibility for ASHA CCC
  • Michigan Licensure required (limited license acceptable)
  • Previous experience with videofluoroscopic swallowing assessment
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Speech Therapy

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