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Position Summary: The Speech Language Pathologist Provides identification, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education and discharge planning for patients with feeding, swallowing, communication and/or cognitive disorders.
Provides identification, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, education and discharge planning for patients with feeding, swallowing, communication and/or cognitive disorders
Evaluates the patient's swallow, feeding, communication and/or cognitive status in the environment best for the patient and utilizing appropriate evaluation materials and procedures
Develops and implements a written treatment plan based on the interpretation of the evaluation
Communicates verbally and/or in written form with the patient, family, physicians and other health care staff regarding the outcome of the patient's tests and the plan for follow-up
Documents all patient-related activities in a manner that is thorough, clear, timely and allows for easy retrieval of the information, consistent with medical center policies and procedures
Completes discharge planning and a written discharge summary
Provides formal and informal educational sessions to family, patients, physicians, healthcare staff, students and any other group requesting information within the scope of practice
Supervises Speech Language Pathology students during their clinical affiliations
Required Registration, Licensure or Certification
Current Speech Language Pathology licensure in the state of Kansas
Certificate of Clinical Competence through ASHA in Speech Language Pathology
New graduates require Certificate of Clinical Competence through ASHA within 18 months of employment
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) verification course, as specified in policy
Required Education or Experience
Master's of Arts or Science in Speech Language Pathology
Preferred Education or Experience
Previous clinical experience
Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of principles of growth and development over an individual's life span
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