Speech Pathologist - Outpatient Therapy at Northwest

Description

JOB SUMMARY
  • Provide therapy for patients who demonstrate deficits with feeding/swallowing and communication disorders. Provide instruction/supervision of student interns. Use equipment/technology to achieve the best outcomes. Document all treatment sessions per department procedure after each encounter.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Demonstrates competency at all levels in providing care to all patients based on age, sex, weight, and demonstrated needs. For non-clinical areas, has attended training and demonstrates usage of age- specific customer service skills.
  • Wears protective clothing and equipment as appropriate.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver's License and meet auto insurability requirements as approved by Phoebe Putney Health System's insurance company.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids, or infectious organisms.
  • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
  • May be scheduled as needed including overtime


Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • Master's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology (Required)
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • 2 - 3 years Diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of typical disorders including articulation, language, voice and fluency. (Preferred)
  • 2 - 3 years Knowledge of developmental norms, language acquisition, and early intervention. (Preferred)
  • 2 - 3 years Experience with a range of ages including neonates-geriatrics. (Preferred)
  • 2 - 3 years Behavioral management. (Preferred)
  • 2 - 3 years Patient/caregiver counseling. (Preferred)
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES
  • Required Certifications/Licensures: Speech Language Pathology (SLP), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathologist with current Georgia License
GENERAL SKILLS
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Analytical
  • Grammar/Spelling
  • Read/Comprehend Written Instructions
  • Follow Verbal Instructions
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Have near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
  • Have good - manual dexterity and eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to perform - repetitive tasks/motion
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Standing - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Walking - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Sitting - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Climbing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Bending/Stooping - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Twist at waist - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Lift/carry up to 20 lbs - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Lift/carry > 20 lbs with assistance - Frequently within shift (34-66%)
  • Reaching above shoulder - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)