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Speech Pathologist

Rock Island, IL, USA | UnityPoint Health

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    Healthcare - Hospitals
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Under the general supervision of the Manager of Rehabilitation Services functions as a member of Speech Therapy team. Evaluates and establishes treatment program for a variety of patient diagnosis, treats patients in a variety of settings; provides patient/family education; performs necessary documentation.


TECHNICAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/CLINICAL: (Total Weight of 100) Demonstrates competence in the skills, (processes, procedures, and equipment) necessary to carry out assigned duties as identified below. Demonstrated competence in recognizing and responding to patients physical, mental, emotional and developmental needs should be evaluated in relation to the patient populations served as appropriate for each responsibility. Provides treatment for a variety of communicative, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. Prepares documentation including initial evaluations, periodic progress notes, and discharge summaries on all patients assigned to them. Responsible for submission of patient charges on a daily basis. Demonstrates an understanding of department Continuous Quality Improvement program, participates in the collection of data and performs peer review. Provides speech pathology services to agencies/facilities that contract for such services through Trinity Medical Center. Confers with patients, relatives, physicians, and other members of the Rehabilitation Staff. Knows fire, disaster, and safety procedures and regulations as explained in formal employee orientation and as pertains to each work area.


EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Master's degree from an approved school of Speech Therapy.KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS: Must be able to analyze complex therapyproblems and take appropriate actions. Must have interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with patients, families, medical staff, and hospital personnel. Must be able to perform a wide variety of professional services. LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS: Must have Certification of Clinical Competency issued by the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA). Must have current IL and/or IA state license.

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