Speech Pathologist PRN – Olive Branch Job

Overview
Summary

The Speech Pathologist is responsible for evaluating, treating, and counseling patients with speech, language, swallowing, or hearing disorders in accordance with professional and Methodist Healthcare standards of treatment.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

Education/Experience/Licensure

 

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

Master's degree in speech-language pathology from an accredited institution

N/A

Current license to practice as a Speech Pathologist in the state of employment.

 

PREFERRED:

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

N/A

N/A

If candidate has pending licensure, must meet one of these exemptions:

 

  • Holds an American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certification or equivalent
  • Licensed in another state and who has made application to the board for a license in the state of Tennessee

 

For Clinical Fellows must be eligible to practice as a Speech Pathologist in the state of employment to obtain paid professional experience (Clinical Fellow) before being qualified for licensure.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Ability to understand and prepare moderately complex written materials, such as patient records.

  • Ability to communicate verbally with all levels of Associates, management, and physicians; ability to communicate with and serve as the example for the patients served: clear speech and acceptable pronunciation, grammar, and word usage.

  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment.

  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of work flow.

Key Job Responsibilities
  • Performs initial patient assessment on assigned patients.

  • Implements treatment activities.

  • Provides ongoing patient assessment through observation of patient and records.Reports findings in a timely fashion.

  • Identifies patient specific Speech Rehabilitation learning needs and provides appropriate education.

  • Demonstrates initiative in identifying opportunities for self-development and enhancement of professional competency.

Physical Requirements
  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: medium work – exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.