PATHOLOGIST, SPEECH LANGUAGE
Description: Summary & Objective
Pathologist, Speech Language evaluates, plans, directs and treats all patients and/or residents referred for speech/language pathology treatments to restore or maintain function and prevent disability following disease or injury.
- Perform initial and ongoing speech therapy evaluations according to standards of practice as well as state standards.
- Develop plan of care for each patient and/or resident based on initial and ongoing evaluations including short and long term goals in collaboration of other clinical personnel and required patient and caregiver involvement.
- Completes scheduled patient and/or resident load.
- Completes or provides necessary MDS and Care Plan documentation specific to Speech Therapy
- Performs preparatory data gathering necessary to adequately evaluate the patient and/or resident's needs prior to initial patient and/or resident contact; reviews patient and/or resident records; confers with the treating physician; collaborates with nursing staff and other members of the health care team regarding each patient and/or resident.
- Practices Speech Therapy consistent with the American Speech & Hearing Association (ASHA) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, and Federal and State regulations.
*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Coordinates students, volunteers, interns or fellowships in speech therapy.
- Reports patient and/or resident's progress and/or changes to other clinical personnel involved in ongoing treatment/care of patients.
- Provides orientation to new employees as needed.
- Maintains flexibility in assignment changes due to census fluctuation.
- Maintain your required license, certifications and mandatory skill updates.
- Comply with all policies, local, state and federal laws and regulations.
- Floats to other units as assigned to meet patient and/or resident care needs.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- May serve as an interim department leader depending on need
- Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 250+ pounds, walk, climb stair or ladders, stand on feet for extended periods of time, etc.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
CHS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
. Requirements: Knowledge & Experience Requirements
- Clear and Active Speech Language Pathology license to practice in the state of Florida
- Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an SLP program approved by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) required or currently completing Clinical Fellowship year (CFY) to obtain Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)
- 2 years clinical experience preferred
- CPR certification
- Must have knowledge of computer office/clinical software
- Must be able to read, write and understand the English language.