Summary of Essential Functions for the Position:
A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) administers speech therapy to patients on an intermittent basis in their place of residence. This is performed in accordance with physician orders and plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Director of Clinical Services/Branch Manager. Speech therapy services are furnished only by or under the supervision of a qualified speech pathologist or audiologist.
Qualifications / Licensure / Certification / Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
1. Currently licensed in the state(s) in which practicing.
2. Two (2) years experience, preferred.
3. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
4. Must have a current valid driver’s license, auto liability insurance and reliable transportation.
5. Must be flexible, innovative and possess good interpersonal skills.
High School Diploma or GED. A person who meets the education and experience requirements for a certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech Pathology or audiology granted by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, or A person who meets the educational requirements for certification and is in the process of accumulating the supervised experience required for certification.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:
Works indoors in Agency office and patient homes and travels to/from patient homes. Requires moderate physical effort most of the day including kneeling, squatting, reaching, twisting, climbing, walking, exposure to temperature and humidity changes and maximal assist in lifting and/or transferring of a 100 pound patient. Must possess sight/hearing senses or use appropriate adaptive devices that will enable senses to function at a level required to meet the essential duties of the position. Be able to tolerate exposure to elements including, but not limited to, odors, blood, body fluids and excrements, adverse environmental conditions and hazardous materials. Must provide evidence of annual TB test and other state-required tests or examinations.