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Speech Pathologist (GC)

Job Description

Evaluates communication disorders, administer therapy and participate in multidisciplinary consultations.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Performs diagnostic evaluations, and speech/language screenings for in-patients and out-patients evidencing communication disorders, using all appropriate test procedures.
    • Identifies patient and obtains patient history.
    • Performs all diagnostic tests/habilitative measures as needed, with the appropriate procedures.
    • Discusses evaluation results and their implications with the patient/patient's family, making proper referrals and recommendations.
    • Prepares reports of diagnostic findings and recommendations and distributes them appropriately to professional agencies as directed.
    • Ensures appropriate follow-up action incumbent upon diagnostic findings, with further multidisciplinary and family contact, as required.
    • Participates in speech/language screening procedures as scheduled within the Department.
    • Participates in special diagnostic procedures with other disciplines, i.e. radiology, otolaryngology.
  • Provides therapy in group or individual sessions for persons in-patients and out-patients with speech, language or hearing disorders.
    • Designs a course of therapy for each patient, following the recommendation of the evaluation.
    • Writes daily therapy notes, monthly out-patient objective, treatment goal/progress sheets, and prepares formal diagnostic progress and related reports, at least on a quarterly basis.
    • Maintains liaison with other professionals involved with patient care, particularly in knowing appropriate follow-up management of patients upon discharge from treatment.
    • Keeps parents, patients and patient families informed of current progress and gives specific recommendations for home practice for appropriate management and execution of therapeutic tasks.
  • Supervises and directs appointed graduate interns in speech pathology, and assists in their evaluation.
    • Works with the guides the student in the performance of his/her duties.
    • Provides direct teaching and supervision of graduate trainee within therapy sessions.
    • Provides theoretical information or access to information, pertinent to trainee's needs.
    • Assists the Senior Speech Pathologist/Coordinator in preparing a written evaluation of the student's performance.
  • Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited college or university.
  • Currently licensed in Speech Pathology in the State of New York.
  • Minimum one (1) year of full-time professional clinical practice in Speech Pathology.


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