Assesses, diagnoses and treats speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency and other related disorders
Keeps records, monitors progress, and counsels patients and their family members
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Maintains accountability to the Director of Rehabilitation Services.
Provides input to the director regarding goals, plans, needs, new programs, improvements and methods to accomplish.
Exhibits knowledge of and complies with state regulations.
Demonstrates knowledge of and skill in speech production, intelligibility, voice production, laryngeal function and respiratory-phonate ability.
Demonstrates knowledge of assessing reading, writing and spelling ability and treating disorders.
Demonstrates knowledge of neurological conditions and motor speech disorders in children and adults.
Determines the appropriateness of treatment based on a potential for functional improvement in a reasonable and generally predictable period of time.
Prepares discharge summaries which include an assessment of the effectiveness of the treatment, specific outcome statements and recommendations for further treatment and management.
Demonstrates knowledge of the medical diagnosis, cognitive and linguistic characteristics contributing to dysphasia.
Familiar with normal and pathological laryngeal anatomy, physiology and medical terminology as it pertains to laryngeal disorders and techniques of voice treatment.
In-services nursing staff as needed regarding communication and/or swallow issues.
Ability to conduct a Modified Barium Swallow examination, interpret results and plan treatment based on results.
Completes quarterly quality reports.
Maintains performance improvement date monthly.
Enters daily charges on the tally sheet.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Master’s Degree from approved school of SLP.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:
Current State License and certificate of clinical competency.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Selects continuing education programs relevant to the department.
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.
Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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