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Speech and Language Pathologist

Reference Number:
RBT-CERC-01
Date:
June 17, 2022

Introduction

To assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, fluency and other related disorders.

Responsibilities

  • Administer speech and language evaluation and examination to collect the type and degree of impairment.
  • Counsel clients to improve speech and language or hearing impairment.
  • Evaluate SLP test results and client background information to determine the presence of speech impairment and determine the course of treatment.
  • Conduct diagnostic/evaluation tests for clients failing speech screening under necessary supervision of a senior SLP.
  • Coordinate with colleagues to implement effective treatment programs thereby to achieve SLP service excellence. Assist client/his families to identify and individualize interest-based activity settings and learning opportunities to meet the client’s needs.
  • Partake in resolving patient issue/complaint relating to the SLP services offered at FSHN.
  • Record and maintain reports of speech/language or hearing evaluation and/or treatments in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Plan and manage SLP programs for a designated caseload of patients and organize this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and achieving the service excellence.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated multi-professional team.
  • Communicate with patients and carers, demonstrating ability to deliver difficult diagnosis with tact and sympathy. Provide ongoing support to families during times of emotional distress. Manage distressed or aggressive patients or carers in complex and sensitive situations.
  • Commit to continuous professional development and remain abreast of new techniques and improvements in the industry.
  • Commit to growing a caseload through continuous business development and involvement in the community.
  • Cooperate with other clinical departments to provide interdisciplinary care to patients.
  • Handle administrative tasks as requested by management.
  • Participate in marketing events and initiatives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in speech and language pathology from an accredited university or equivalent certification.
  • 3-6 years of clinical experience as Speech Therapist
  • Experience in measuring clinical competence in speech-language pathology
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