Job descriptionThe Speech Pathologist is responsible for the ethical, cost effective management, delivery, documentation, and outcomes of professional speech pathology services to agency patients, in accordance with an established physical plan of care and in compliance with all applicable licensure/certification requirements, profession speech pathology acts, federal, state and agency policies and procedures. This position requires population specific competencies. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires. INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
- Graduate of an accredited school of Speech Language Pathology.
- Current Oklahoma Speech Language Pathologist licensure OR be eligible for licensure in the state of Oklahoma AND able to practice under the Oklahoma Speech Pathology Licensing Act.
- Current BLS or CPR certification upon hire or completion within 30 days of hire required.
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English (Verbal/Written) For Cochlear Implant Clinic: Professional certification for Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS) as a Auditory-Verbal Therapist (LSLS Cert. AVT) preferred.
The Speech Pathologist responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Schedules patients and initiates new referrals.
- Works closely with physicians, nursing and other allied health team members to provide timely treatments to expedite recovery.
- Assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients with speech, language, swallowing, and cognitive - linguistic deficits.
- Operates and maintains a variety of speech supplies and equipment, notifies supervisor of equipment needing repair, requisitions of needed supplies, etc.
- Modifies treatment and treatment plan based on patient response. Interprets treatments and progress to the patient, their family and other health care professionals.
- Provides all required documentation on each patient to include an evaluation with clinical history, subjective and objective data, goals and plan of treatment, progress notes, re-assessments, discharge summary, in a timely manner.
The Speech Pathologist reports to Clinical Manager.
This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information. Possible threat of physical injury (especially back injuries). Exposure to communicable diseases and bloodborne pathogens. Exposure to radiation. Frequently must deal with agitated, confused patients. May assist with toileting activities of patients. Copes with high caseload and multiple demands. Frequent exposure with all body fluids. Must wear protective clothing and equipment when needed. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.