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Speech-Language Pathologist (Open to CF's)
Summary
Title:Speech-Language Pathologist (Open to CF's)
ID:7014-GUN
Location:Guntersville, AL
Setting:SNF
Discipline:SLP-CFY
Status:Full Time
Description
The Staff Speech-Language Pathologist shall provide quality speech/dysphagia evaluations and treatments to patients with communication and/or swallowing deficits, and participate in the departmental operations as assigned by the Clinical Director.

RESPONSIBLE FOR:
1. Identify, assess, and provide treatment for individuals of all ages with communication/dysphagia disorders.
2. Manage and supervise programs and services related to human communication and its disorders.
3. Counsel individuals with disorders of communication, their families, caregivers, and other service providers relative to the disability present and its management.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Communication and hearing skills which allow for evaluation and treatment of speech/language disorders.

SPECIAL DEMANDS:
1. Desire to work with and for people with temporary and/or chronic physical, mental, and developmental handicaps.
2. A knowledge of medical terminology to understand prescriptions and communicate with Physicians and Staff.
3. Preferably, knowledge and experience in the administration of videofluoroscopic evaluations and therapy for patients with dysphagia.
4. Able to work with individuals of all ages from neonates to geriatrics.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's or doctoral degree, the Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Lanuage-Hearing Association and Alabama State License.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Preferred completion of clinical fellowship year or will be supervised by a speech pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

WORK PERFORMED:
Under the direction of the Clinical Director, the Speech Pathologist provides treatment only on written prescription of a licensed physician.

MAJOR TASKS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Screening, identifying, assessing and interpreting, diagnosing, and rehabilitating disorders of speech (e.g. articulation, fluency, voice) and language.
2. Screening, identifying, assessing and interpreting, diagnosing, and rehabilitating disorders of oropharyngeal function (e.g. dysphagia) and related disorders.
3. Screening, identifying, assessing, and interpreting, diagnosing, and rehabilitating cognitive/communication disorders.
4. Assessing, selecting, and developing augmentative and alternative communication systems and providing training in their use.
5. Assisting in record keeping and charging system of the department.
6. Discharge planning in treatment program.
7. Documenting evaluation, treatment plan, goals, progress notes, and discharge summary of patients treated.
8. Performing staff and nursing in-service programs as needed on areas of relevant interest and need.

Primary Location: Marshall Manor in Guntersville
Secondary Locations: South Hampton in Owens Cross Roads and Limestone Health Facility in Athens

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