Speech Language Pathologist

Job ID: J125068
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Facility: West Penn Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Jun 12, 2018

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GENERAL OVERVIEW:

Evaluates and treats patients with injuries or diseases which result in loss or impairment of speech, language, voice, cognitive and/or swallowing function; supervises work performed by support personnel; effectively communicates and collaborates with patients, families and members of the healthcare team.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs initial and on-going assessments of patient's condition and establishes goals and plan of care, which are appropriate to problems identified and involves the patient/family according to their capabilities and desires.
  • Performs therapy interventions utilizing standard and possibly specialized speech therapy techniques and skills as appropriate for the age and condition of the patient.
  • Completes documentation to comply with department, hospital, and regulatory standards.
  • Participates in departmental initiatives for operational improvement, including committees and educational offerings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent
  • Current state licensure as a Speech Language Pathologist or eligible.
  • Current state driver’s license.

Preferred

  • Certificate of Clinical Competency.

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