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Senior Clinical Speech Language Pathologist

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Port Saint Lucie
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Provides clinical services to patients, provides primary supervision for other clinical staff, manages performance improvement projects and provides educational services and performs work in a special capacity as assigned by Section Head. Responsibilities:

  • Performs diagnostic speech pathology test procedures and evaluates communication and swallowing function of patients.
  • Interprets and reports test results to facilitate medical diagnosis.
  • Provides counseling and education about communication and the diagnosis to patients and their families.
  • Determines therapeutic plan, including need for therapy, frequency of treatment, focus for intervention, prognosis and duration of therapy.
  • Selects assistive speech devices to improve patient's communication.
  • Performs re-evaluation to determine progress after therapy.
  • Provides observations about hearing and other behavior to help determine need of other services.
  • Maintains records of all services.
  • Communicates results and recommendations for improving communicative function to referral sources and outside agencies such as schools and employers.
  • Provides clinical supervision of other clinical and technical staff as requested or assigned by Section Head.
  • Maintains supervisory records. Provides input into hiring decisions and evaluations of staff.
  • Performs clinical teaching of residents, medical students and others.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures and in-service presentations to department and other areas.
  • Other duties as assigned. Education: Master's Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. Languages: N/A Certifications: Must hold or be eligible for a Speech-Language Pathology License (SP) from the State Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. Must hold (SP) license in current state upon start date. Holds Certification of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Complexity of Work: Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment. Work Experience: Minimum five (5) years post Clinical Fellowship Year professional experience, two of which are at CCF(PH.D. in Speech Pathology/Science may substitute for CCF experience). Physical Requirements: Manual dexterity and visual acuity to perform tasks needed for patient care and administrative tasks. Ability to stand for long periods of time. -Personal Protective Equipment: Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Port St. Lucie , Senior Clinical Speech Language Pathologist, Healthcare , Port Saint Lucie, Florida

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