We are looking for a school-based speech language pathologist to join our team in the Tacoma, WA area!
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The primary purpose of the School Based Speech Language Pathologist position is diagnostic assessment and therapeutic treatment of pediatric students in a school setting, who demonstrate speech, language and swallowing deficits with the goal of helping them reach their maximum performance potential within an educational model of practice.
The following is a list of specific duties, which are considered to be essential functions of this job. The list is not exhaustive as all duties are subject to change. This is consistent with our need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our customers, patients, co-workers and associated policies. The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by management, irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list. While an effort has been made to thoroughly describe the customary manner in which this job is performed, reasonable accommodation will be made upon notification, for qualified individuals with disabilities who may not be able to perform the job in the manner indicated.
- Provides speech therapy services to patients and initiates referrals when appropriate and in accordance with Speech Therapy Department Procedures.
- Conducts screenings of residents at regular intervals to determine need for interventions/treatment.
- Evaluates residents to obtain data necessary for treatment planning and implementation. Conducts specialized evaluations as indicated.
- Obtains appropriate physician’s orders/documentation for treatment.
- Interprets and communicates evaluation findings to patients, families, and other team members.
- Develops treatment plan by identifying a target list, including short and long term goals and methods to achieve identified goals.
- Coordinates, implements, and conducts treatment and plans with patients, family, and other team members.
- Provides treatments designed to enhance oral range of motion, as well as laryngeal and swallowing capabilities to guide patients towards maximum restoration of swallowing function.
- Provides instruction and therapeutic techniques for expressive/receptive language and articulation skills.
- Assesses the need and makes recommendations for assistive devices, technology, augmentation and/or communication devices and follows up as needed.
- Monitors patient’s response to intervention and modifies treatment as indicated to attain goals in accordance with plan and physician orders.
- Develops appropriate home or programming within the community to maintain and enhance the performance of the patient in their environment.
- Willingness to work with severely physically, emotionally and cognitively compromised patients.
- Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Therapy.
- Hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech- Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) credential offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Must hold a current license in the state of practice or a valid type 10 or be eligible for licensure through completion of the Clinical Fellowship Year
- Assumes responsibility for ongoing continuing education and professional development
For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://social.icims.com/job/School-Speech-Language-Pathologist-SLP-Job-US-WA-Lacey-20839056.html?isd_source=web&isd_pub=2567484