Speech Pathologist Job Description

Speech Pathologist Job Description

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Speech pathologist provides speech therapy services to patients across the lifespan in out-patient and acute-care settings in a hospital-based therapy department.

Speech Pathologist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Provides clinical services, utilizing standards of care and evidence based practices, with appropriate goals, and duration and intensity of service for each patient's needs
Serve as a member of individual school’s Health& Wellness team
Develop research-supported Speech interventions for classroom implementation
Keep organized the current data collection for students in RTI and Special Education
Conduct initial evaluations and re-evaluations and administer necessary and requested assessments
Abide by a 45 day turn-around time from date of receipt of referral packet
Provides an evaluation appropriate for the individual referral based on age and diagnosis
Develops a treatment plan based on deficits found on evaluation and as per patient goals
Provides treatment as outlined on plan integrating knowledge and skills in the delivery of care based on standards of practice
Reviews and updates treatment plan based on patient status /need

Speech Pathologist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Speech Pathologist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS

Education for Speech Pathologist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the speech pathologist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, Speech Pathology, Speech, Education, Communication, Medical, Pathology, Communicative Disorders, Patient Care, Graduate

Skills for Speech Pathologist

Desired skills for speech pathologist include:

PC software
Growth and development for assigned patient age population
Speech instrumentation may be based on area-of-assignments
Current trends
Specific department equipment
Hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs regarding fraud
OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare

Desired experience for speech pathologist includes:

Participates in patient discharge planning including recommendations for continued, coordinated services
Provides education to patients, families and or caregivers regarding therapeutic interventions to meet the needs of the patient
Thoroughly and accurately documents/dictates findings of the evaluation and treatments provided
Assists in planning and coordination of learning experiences that will enable students to achieve clinical objectives
Precepts students in a manner that enables students to demonstrate maximal performance
Completes and discusses weekly feedback forms and midterm and final evaluations with the student

Speech Pathologist Examples


Speech Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of speech 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 pathologist
  • Evaluate patients of all ages regarding the application of a wide variety of therapeutic techniques for rehabilitation of speech, language, swallowing, and oral motor disorders
  • Demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population
  • Provides clinical services in Speech Language and Dysphagia to Long Island State Veterans Home residents
  • Demonstrating Age Specific knowledge for assessment/treatment of patients within age groups related to the practice setting
  • Evaluating patients with various disabilities
  • Setting appropriate short-term and long-term goals
  • Communicating with interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary teams re the patient’s Plan of Care as appropriate
  • Documenting progress notes/reports
  • Performing re-evaluations
  • Documenting discharge summaries
Qualifications for speech pathologist
  • Licensure from Commonwealth of PA within one (1) year of hire
  • LOne (1) year of experience in adult and pediatric populations is preferred
  • Current License/registration by the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board of California/Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Inpatient and Outpatient experience highly preferred
  • ASHA CCC ceetification is highly preferred
  • MBS knowledge preferred

Speech Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a speech 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 pathologist
  • Gathering all information necessary to properly evaluate the patient’s needs, including testing and consultations with other health care professionals, as appropriate
  • Incorporating evaluative findings in establishing time-oriented functional and measurable short and long-term goals, while considering both the patient’s and caregiver’s goals in the formulation of the plan of care
  • Developing a rapport and mutual respect with the patient/caregiver, team members, to foster an optimum environment in support of goal achievement
  • Participates in clinical staff conferences and meetings
  • Exhibit excellent communication (verbal and written), public relation and
  • Following the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Code of Ethics
  • Complies with department and regulatory requirements and guidelines for all types of documentation charging, and scheduling
  • Supervises and educates when asked, including colleagues, new employees and students and others in training
  • Mentors student clinician externship/affiliations/ new employee(s)
  • Maintains effective and appropriate communication and relationships with other professionals, patients, families and other caregivers
Qualifications for speech pathologist
  • Florida state license to practice speech-language pathology
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification within 6 months of employment
  • American Heart Association BLS required upon hire
  • Member of professional specialty organizations (ASHA, FLASHA) preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience in speech pathology with emphasis on pediatric feeding and swallowings
  • Board certification in swallowing preferred

Speech Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a speech 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 pathologist
  • Establishes appropriate and reasonable interdisciplinary plans of care, heeding physical, mental, cultural, developmental, social, linguistic, and economic factors and preferences
  • Designs and revises plans of care and goals
  • Provides written and/or verbal reports to physicians
  • Provides instruction, direction and supervision to new employees
  • Participates in related activities such as patient care committees, case conferences, personnel orientations, community education projects and in-service education
  • Demonstrates flexibility to meet unit and hospital needs
  • Demonstrates interest in personal and professional growth
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Director, Outpatient Services
  • Administer research based treatment procedures for children with speech sounds disorders
  • Conduct assessments of school-aged children with speech sound disorders
Qualifications for speech pathologist
  • Pediatric feeding experience is preferred
  • Recognised Degree/ Diploma in Speech Pathology
  • Eligibility for membership to Speech Pathology Australia
  • Current driver's licence and a willingness to drive
  • Knowledge of speech instrumentation may be required based on area-of-assignments
  • Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology or its equivalent from an ASHA-accredited university is required

Speech Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of speech pathologist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for speech pathologist
  • Serves as a member of the child study committee for each school
  • Maintains positive relationships with each student
  • Participates in professional development activities as necessary to maintain licensure
  • Performs instruction in the classroom commensurate with the school’s stated philosophy, objectives and purposes
  • Enhances speech/language proficiency and communication effectiveness
  • Creating reports and plans of care following the minimum information required by CMS/private payers, ASHA and the Florida Department of Health Board of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Integrate and synthesize test results, behavioral observation gained from all sources to develop a diagnostic impression and make proper recommendations
  • Proficiency and high comfort level using iPads and new technologies intermediate skill level in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point
  • The Speech-Language Pathologist supports the mission, vision, values and objectives of Saint John's Health Center
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, discharge planning, performing patient evaluations, establishing and implementing a plan of care, monitoring patient’s progress
Qualifications for speech pathologist
  • Speech Pathology experience
  • Master's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology from an accredited program in Speech/Language Pathology
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to provide care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patients serviced in his/her assigned service area as related to the principle duties and responsibilities of the position
  • Current state of Utah Speech Pathologist license
  • Hearing/listening, manual dexterity, seeing, sitting, speaking, squatting/kneeling, standing, and walking
  • Experience working specifically with school-aged children with speech and language disorders required

Speech Pathologist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of speech pathologist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for speech pathologist
  • Demonstrates proficiency in delivering care to assigned age-specific patient population
  • Complete evaluations and treatments of assigned patients with speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders in accordance to established standards of care and practice including selecting assessment tools, tests and measures, goal setting
  • Participates in education in-services, presentations, etc as needed
  • Monitors patient needs
  • May supervise student externs
  • Assesses, evaluates, and documents patient response to treatment, measuring progress for revision of plan of care or discharge as appropriate
  • Develops and implements plans of treatment with long and short term goals
  • Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary team serving populations from birth to geriatrics
  • Adheres to department policies and procedures in documentation standards for evaluations, daily progress notes, discharge summaries, and screenings
  • Member of an interdisciplinary team serving populations from birth to geriatrics
Qualifications for speech pathologist
  • Experience working with adults with voice disorders and other speech and language disorders preferred, but not required
  • Must have the flexibility and availability to meet the demands of the position
  • Must have available transportation for offsite responsibilities
  • Must be physically able to work with people of all ages and educational backgrounds
  • Must have good communication skills and the ability to speak, read and write fluently in English
  • Must be self-directed and use appropriate clinical judgment

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