Speech Language Pathologist, Full-Time (Speech Therapy_QMCP)

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RESPONSIBILITIES

I.   JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:

·   Screens, diagnoses and treats or provides professional consultations for patients who demonstrate disorders of speech, language, cognition, and/or swallowing.

 

II.   TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

·   Essential: seeing, hearing, speaking, and finger dexterity. 

·   Continuous: standing and walking. 

·   Frequent: sitting, twisting body, pushing/pulling maximum weight up to 50 pounds of force, stooping/bending, squatting, reaching above and at shoulder level, reaching below shoulder, repetitive arm/hand motions, gripping of an object. 

·   Occasional: kneeling, climbing stairs, lifting usual weight up to 10 pounds, carrying maximum weight of 10 pounds. 

·   Operates computer, augmentative communication equipment, telephone, copy and fax machine, pulse oximeter, blood pressure device, electrolayrnx, vitalstim, endoscope, wall suction and pager/cell phone.

 

III.   TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

·   Not substantially subjected to adverse environmental conditions. 

·   Frequent exposure to body fluids, especially oral/respiratory secretions, x-ray and potential communicable diseases. 

·   Psychologically stressful due to fast-paced environment, acuity level of patients multiple demands, and multi-disciplinary interactions and floor coverage.

 

IV.   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A.   EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:

·   Current Hawaii State license as a Speech Language Pathologist.

·   Current ASHA certification.

·   Current certification in CPR at BLS/HCP level.

·   Completion of a FEES (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow) course.

 

         B.   EXPERIENCE:

·   Experience in an acute care hospital or rehabilitation center preferred.

·   Prior FEES clinical experience preferred.

·   Experience with adult swallowing, communication, and cognitive evaluation and treatment preferred.

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