The Regional Speech Language Pathologist is responsible for the evaluation and treatment of outpatients in compliance with licensure standards. The Speech Language Pathologist works with an interdisciplinary team to identify patient goals, barriers to discharge and ongoing speech language services. This position provides patient centered care and exercises independent judgement in planning, organizing and prioritizing workload.
Essential Job Functions
- The Regional Speech Language Pathologist will travel to Outpatient, Skilled Nursing and Critical Access Hospitals throughout region, working with both pediatric and adult patients.
- Obtains and documents appropriately all required and pertinent patient information, including precautions, orders, and initial plan of care.
- Orients patients, family and/or other appropriate parties to the purpose and procedures of the therapy evaluation and treatment. Provides appropriate patient education, family teaching and support which relates to the needs of the patient and family.
- Selects and performs evaluation and treatment methods which correlates to the age of the patient, the patient’s diagnosis, symptoms and physician orders and documents per chart and review standards.
- Coordinates treatment schedules with disciplines using appropriate scheduling procedures.
- Completes patient’s charges according to treatment provided within the required timelines.
- Identifies significant changes in patient’s condition and takes appropriate actions, as evidenced in reporting, staffing consultations and documentation.
- Monitors program effectiveness and outcomes, initiating programs and development of new programs.
- Utilizes a team approach in the delivery and management of services and patient care.
- Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
- Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
- Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
License, Certification & Registration
- Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), North Dakota State Board of Examiners on Audiology & Speech Language Pathology- Prior to Start Date
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP), American Speech Language Associate (ASHA)- Prior to Start Date
- Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language Associate (ASHA)- Prior to Start Date
- Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Assoc. or American Red Cross CPR for Prof. Rescue, within 2 Months of Start Date
- May be certified in ASHA CCC – Sp or CFY. If certified in CFY, you must obtain AHSA CCC – Sp within 3 years from date of hire.