Speech Language Pathologist
Provides physical therapy services to all age groups to obtain maximal outcomes.
Essential Functions and Job Duties
- 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
- 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.
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.
- Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence and DMH CARES values. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
- Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; Achieves established goals.
- Concentration – Maintains attention to detail over extended period of time; continually aware of variations in changing situations.
- Supervision – ability to perform work independently or with minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train and/or evaluate other employees.
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.
This position is performed within an environment of occasional exposure to irritating, unpleasant, or hazardous elements or conditions.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to walk, stand, bend and reach.
- The employee will frequently be required to lift, push and pull weight of at least 1 to 5 pounds.
- Ability to work under stress and adapt to changing conditions.