||SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
||Responsible for providing services to individuals who have speech and language problems. Screens/evaluates individuals to assess speech/language needs. Provides direct and consultant speech- language services (developing/modifying treatment plans) and
re-evaluation as needed. Provides training to staff/caregivers on individual treatment plans, protocols, including diet orders, meal textures, and communication devices/ programs. Follows guidelines set forth by the quality management committee. Participates
in individual and staff education and other duties as required. Team member of the clinical rehabilitation department.
•Performs diagnostic speech, language, and swallow evaluations and some basic, informal audiological assessments, and develops appropriate treatment plans.
•Implements treatment plans for those individuals recommended for speech-language pathology intervention in accordance with New York State practice act and ASHA guidelines. Monitors for changes needed in treatment plans both for direct and consultant services.
•Prepares a comprehensive speech language evaluation, including diagnosis and treatment plan and goals, recommendations.
•Provides services to persons with speech/language problems including addressing swallowing and augmentative communication needs.
•Monitors communication and swallowing issues in residential and program sites.
•Recommend videofluroscopy as needed and attend these assessments if situation warrants.
•Records and reports any necessary documentation to the physician as needed.
•Maintains appropriate records on therapy sessions, speech/language concerns, diet orders, including evaluation and plans for care of speech individuals.
•Responsible for completing paperwork in a timely manner.
•Assists in coordination of speech therapy program with other services to family.
•Observes and evaluates the performance of those assisting in the speech program and provides guidance as necessary to assure high quality of service.
•Counsels the individuals, family members, and staff regarding the individual’s speech and language rehabilitation, including meal time support and intervention, communication devices/programs, and swallow problems.
•Provides liaison contact and follow-up with their community agencies.
•Provides recommendations for the purchase of specialized equipment and materials.
•Complies with all agency policies and procedures, i.e. the food texture manual.
•Assists in provision of therapy services in ancillary clinics as necessary.
•As a member of the Interdisciplinary treatment Team, participates in professional meetings as assigned, integrating services with other providers.
•Assists the rehabilitation clinical team with agency related concerns as needed.
•Participates in orientation of new staff and in-service programs for all staff as needed.
•Develops and revises written plans/ staff actions/ protocols for staff to implement.
•Provides training to staff on individual treatment plans, protocols, including eating and feeding.
•Functions as a clinical instructor for SLP students as needed.
•Completes any other related duties as instructed by the Program Administrator, Program Director, or Director of Rehab.
•Performs other duties as assigned.