The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is responsible for the clinical aspects of the speech/language therapy services including accurate diagnosis of communication deficits; evaluation of communication, cognitive and swallowing functions; and screening of hearing acuity. The Speech Language Pathologist plans and conducts speech language individual sessions/programs, with group sessions as needed and participates as an integral member of the interdisciplinary treatment on all matters concerning the patient.
Education and Formal Training: Holds certificate of clinical competence and licensure granted by the American Speech and Hearing Association and or current North Carolina Speech Therapy License. Has attended or plans to attend FEES training class. Current CPR or obtain within 30 days of hire.
Work Experience: SLP with CCC, will obtain or already have experience for FEES evaluations.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Maintains a high level of mental and emotional tolerance and even temperament when dealing with ill people; uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgement, and a professional attitude when relating with patients, families, and co-workers at all times. Actively functions as a patient advocate. Must have thorough knowledge of all necessary patient assessment techniques, treatment techniques and the operation and maintenance of all unit specific equipment. CPR certification is required along with general knowledge of fire, safety, disaster, and infection control policies and procedures. Demonstrates an ability to respond to changing workloads and performs in an accurate and precise manner in crisis and emergency situations when time is critical.