Diagnoses speech, language, voice and swallowing disorders. Obtains background information prior to evaluation to determine appropriate tests to perform. Determines the cause, history and severity of the disorder. Administers, scores and interprets tests and informal assessments to determine type and level of dysfunction. Educates patients and family members as to the nature and extent of the disability, the prognosis for improvement or recovery, and ways to facilitate effective communication. Implements treatment plans for individuals with disorders. Plans, directs and conducts individualized rehabilitative and counseling programs to treat disorders. Provides instruction in the use of assistive and augmentative communication devices. Designs therapeutic intervention to restore, produce, improve or conserve communicative efficiency, in a manner that is both effective and sensitive to the patient's specific needs, interests and abilities. Evaluates and monitors individuals; reviews and modifies treatment plan as needed. Consults with physicians, healthcare and other professionals to implement and coordinate treatment; determines the need for referrals to other professionals. Provides information, education and training relating to speech and language pathology. Participates in care conferences, staffings and discharge planning. Documents diagnostic findings, therapy plans and goals, and progress notes. Develops and presents inservices and other educational programs for the department, hospital and community. Trains and supervises graduate students, as assigned. AA/EOE. Required:
- Master's degree or equivalent.
- Must be a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist through IDFPR.
- Must demonstrate broad and thorough knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of an occupational field or professional discipline, and their application in the work setting.