Responsible for speech therapy services including evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, swallowing disorders, and video fluoroscopy swallowing studies. Serves as a resource for staff in dealing with participants with communication, speech, and swallowing difficulties.
Assesses participants swallowing, speech and language, and feeding dysfunction and restorative potential.
Performs evaluations and assessments within 48 hours of receiving MD order.
Performs written or electronic evaluations.
Determines patient and family needs related to cognition swallowing, and speech and language function.
Discusses with patient and family to identify patient goals and expectations.
Develops a comprehensive care plan for each patient.
Plans and performs therapeutic interventions to restore function and enhance quality of life to the greatest extent possible.
Plans individual therapy interventions.
Establishes priority areas of treatment.
Provides speech therapy services to restore impaired speech, language, and swallowing disorders.
May include treatment program to improve cognition, swallowing function and correct disorders, improve communication and speech ability, and correct disorders.
Establishes suitable and achievable treatment goal, which contain time frames.
Provides individual therapy for patients as needed or prescribed in the care plan.
Performs the appropriate clinical tests and measurements to improve function whenever possible.
Prepares the patient for treatment by explaining the treatment process and positioning for comfort, safety, and optimal response.
Performs appropriate documentation in all areas of care.
Ensures completeness of documentation of all clinical services rendered to patients.
Satisfactorily completes and maintains all discipline specific competencies.
Maintains statistical records as required.
Determines equipment and supply needs and utilizes budget resources to obtain.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
Master's Degree-Speech Pathology (Required)
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