Delivers high quality speech-language pathology services to patients with speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing disorders, including screening, assessment, treatment, program planning and implementation. Improves patients’ communication skills through vocal exercises and cognitive therapies. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. Promotes rehab services within the Community, attends meetings and care conferences, performs administrative and billing duties within specified guidelines and timeframes. Demonstrates personal and professional work behaviors which promote the practice of speech-language pathology within the Community. Adheres to applicable principles and practices of speech-language pathology, Brookdale policy and procedures and State / Federal regulations.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Speech Language Pathology from an accredited program required. Previous speech language pathology experience preferred.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Current license to practice speech language pathology within the state. Certificate of Clinical Competency or eligibility for Clinical Fellowship Year.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has a working knowledge of the organization. Basic computer software. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work holidays and weekends as operation demands. Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethical professional and clinical judgment. Ability to address staff and patients in a courteous and friendly manner as well as accept constructive criticism. Must be willing to communicate with patients of various levels of functioning and various types of personalities. Willingness to communicate perceived physical and emotional needs of patients to other skilled staff to assist with addressing their care needs.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.