Apr 12, 2022

Speech Language Pathologist

  • Memorial Health
  • Decatur, IL, USA

Job Description

Provides therapy services to all age groups to obtain maximal outcomes.


Education and/or Other Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology.
  • Licensed or license pending in the State of Illinois without previous disciplinary action in Illinois or any other state, and Certified Clinical Competence Achieved. New graduates with clinical competence accepted.
  • Current CPR card.

In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements.

  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions.
  • Attendance and Punctuality – Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts.
  • Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively.
  • Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Problem solving – Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations.


  • Maintains appointment schedule; organizes and priorities time to accommodate assigned patient load.
  • Meets departmental standards for documentation of care.
  • Evaluation report
  • Daily notes
  • Discharge summary
  • Communicates with Physician
  • Re-certifications
  • Billing
  • Outcome measures
  • Evaluates and treats a wide variety of speech and language disorders, swallowing disorders, hearing disorders, and oral motor disorders.
    • Provides family education as appropriate.
  • Maintains current professional knowledge.
  • Attends all mandatory educational programs.
  • Seeks additional education to update skills, knowledge, maintains professional certification and licensure requirements, and maintains membership in ASHA.
  • Compliant and accurate with all aspects of documentation of billing charges.
  • Maintains the fiscal responsibility of the Department and the Hospital.
  • Actively looks for ways to reduce costs.
  • Maintains patient/family confidentiality to comply with HIPPA regulations.
  • Provides in-services and community education.
  • Supervises students as required and needed.
  • Serves on committees as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director, Managers, and Team Leader.
  • Recommends and implements new programs as directed and as they pertain to the Hospital and Department Strategic Plan.