GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: A Speech/LanguagePathologist works with the full range of human communication and its disorders,the speech-language pathologist:Evaluate and diagnose speech, language,cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. Treat speech, language, cognitive-communication andswallowing disorders in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly. In addition, the speech-language pathologist: -Prepare future professionals. -Engage in research to enhance knowledge about humancommunication processes. -Develop new methods and equipment to evaluateproblems. -Establish more effective treatments. -Investigate behavioral patterns associated withcommunication disorders. The ARG Speech-language pathologist often works aspart of a team, which may include teachers, physicians, audiologists,psychologists, social workers, rehabilitation counselors and others. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1.Assesses patient's functional deficits, planstreatment and implements treatment in an appropriate manner in compliance withstandards of professional practice.2.Clinically examine, diagnose, and then prevent ortreat conditions that limit the body's ability to move and function in dailylife.3.Participates in recruitment of new therapists.4.Attends appropriate team meetings andcommunicates/collaborates with other team members, individuals, family membersor caregivers.5.Terminates treatment when maximal benefits have beenattained as well as developing appropriate discharge plans. 6.Maintains records and documentation as required bypractice setting, third party payers and regulatory agencies.7.Schedules and prioritizes own workload.8.Monitors own performance and identifies ownsupervisory needs9.Functions according to the Speech LanguagePathologist Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of theprofession.10.Supervise support staff.11.Supervise students on clinical rotations fromschools that ARG has a contract with. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs other work-related duties asassigned.LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:Maine State licensure as a SLP is required.AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Monday through Friday approximate hours8-4:30 as this is a salaried position, also covers acute care clients whenneeded after hours.EDUCATION SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:1. New Graduate requirement is a Master's degree2. Taking and passing, the National Board forCertification 3. Maine State licensure as a speech languagepathologist is required.4. If trained in another country, must satisfactorilymeet State of Maine Licensure requirements. 5. BLS certification preferred
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