The Speech Language Pathologist – Staff will possess a current ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. The incumbent will evaluate patients in the acute care medical setting for Speech-Language Pathology services and provide therapeutic intervention according to professional and departmental standards. They will also assess the appropriateness and effectiveness of services provided based on the special needs of the individual patient and completes documentation according to the standards set by the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department.
Essential Job Duties:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Performs Speech-Language Pathology evaluations and treatments using a variety of appropriate treatment techniques and documents according to departmental policies and procedures.
- Transports or observes medications as necessary during the usual course of this job within the institution; keeping with AAMC policy and procedure regarding medication security.
- Meets departmental productivity and completes productivity logs in a timely manner.
- Demonstrates the ability and required competencies to cross cover by evaluating and treating patients with a variety of diagnoses in various units.
- Actively participates in interdisciplinary meetings, departmental in-service activities and/or evidence based journal article review; conducts in-services for AAMC-funded continuing education courses in a timely manner.
- Exhibits qualities that are consistent with the organization’s 7 core values.
- Participates in departmental process improvement initiatives (huddle, metrics, and innovative ideas).
- Provides technical supervision, direction, orientation and support to staff, students and volunteers.
- Consults with and serves as a resource for physicians, nursing staff, and other clinicians to increase knowledge of Speech-Language Pathology scope of practice to identify patients who would benefit from Speech-Language Pathology services.
- Functions as Supervisor in the absence of the Speech Language Pathology Supervisor, as designated.
The minimum level of education and experience for this position includes:
- Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
- Acute care or related experience preferred; however, new graduates will be considered depending on current departmental staffing.
- Current license in Speech-Language Pathology by the Maryland Board of Audiology/Hearing Aid Dispensers/Speech and Language Pathologists.
- Current Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
- Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR certification.
Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:
There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
Physical Demands – Light lifting
The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.