In this position, the Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) assists patients in the evaluation and treatment of disabilities such as chewing, swallowing, speech, voice, comprehension, expression and cognitive loss with the purpose of restoring or facilitating improved function or development in the patient.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Evaluates patients, schedules and establishes appropriate treatment goals and delivers skilled assessments and treatments effectively including video swallow evaluations
- Delegates/supervises effectively within scope of authority to students, assistants and technicians
- Reassesses patient's progress, revises treatment plan and modifies goals when appropriate.
- Discharges patient when therapy services are no longer needed or beneficial.
Environment of Care
- Assists in orientation and training of new personnel using orientation checklist and department Policy and Procedure Manual.
- Contributes to maintaining all requirements needed for JCAHO/CARF accreditation and for successful state surveys
- Documents evaluations, discharge summaries and all daily treatments
- Designs, explains and provides copy of discharge treatment and activity plan to patient, family, or caregiver