Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant

  •   Full Time
  •   Clinton, North Carolina

JOB SUMMARY

The Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant performs services planned, delegated and supervised by the Speech-Language Pathologist.  Participates in the rehabilitative plan of care designed by the Speech-Language Pathologist and physician, and monitored and evaluated by the Speech-Language Pathologist.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate from an accredited Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant program with an Associates Degree approved by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.  Licensed or certified by the state in which the Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant resides or practices according to state requirements.  Certified from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Requires moderately heavy occupational exertion on a regular and reoccurring basis.  Regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel and hear and talk.  Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Occasionally required to sit.  Occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities include close, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office, health care setting – exposure to infectious disease.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Treats patient’s speech and language abilities, both defects and assets, and observes the patient’s level of function.  Follows an established plan and provides rehabilitative services for speech and language disorders.  Assists in developing and updating the plan of treatment.  Provides treatment of cognitive and oral motor disorders.
  •  Observes, reports and records type of treatment and patient’s responses to it, reports progress and/or regression to Speech-Language Pathologist, Physician and Program Supervisor.  Submits to the Speech-Language Pathologist, Physician and the Program Supervisor written reports of the patient’s progress at the designated intervals and at discharge of the patient using the appropriate and designated forms.
  • Selects and administers therapeutic techniques and materials for patient treatment purposes.  Implements augmentative communication devices/aids as needed such as gesture systems, communication boards, electrical automated devices and mechanical devices in the patient.
  • Adheres to all applicable federal, state, local and company maintained standards of care and ethics and policies concerned with the practice of therapy and among other things, personnel qualifications.
  • Participates in staff development activities and in in-service education programs.
  • Demonstrates evidence of continuing education conducted for in-service sessions.
  • Meets productivity and utilization expectations as established by the Company and the facility.
  • Completes clinical documentation to include functional goal-setting, progress and therapeutic approach timely and accurately.
  • Completes administrative/billing documentation timely and accurately.
  • Covers more than one facility as required by the need of the Company.
  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  The employee will be expected to perform other reasonable duties as assigned.

 

 

For more information please call 910-814-1560 or email recruit@carolinatherapy.net.

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Therapy

Company Size

100 - 499 Employees

Language

English, Spanish

Job Category


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