Speech Language Pathologist

PT/OT/Speech Therapy Worcester, Massachusetts Worcestrer, Massachusetts


Description

Position at UMass Memorial Medical Center

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Requisition #: 215353
Title: Speech Language Pathologist
Department: Speech and Language
Location: UMass Memorial Medical Center
Grade: 24
Posting Date: July 8, 2021
Shift: Per Diem
Status: Non-Exempt
Hours: Mix
Shift Length: 8


Position Summary:

Evaluates assigned patients and determines communication and/or swallowing disorder. Selects appropriate evaluation tool for purposes of assessment. Administers diagnostic testing procedures to determine prognosis for improvement. Provides rehab to restore communication and swallowing functions. Develops treatment protocols. Participates or leads in quality improvement teams.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Conducts diagnostic evaluations of various communication disorders in both children and adults. This may include, but is not limited to, language disorders, articulation deficits, auditory and auditory-perceptual deficits, voice disorders, stuttering and neurological disorders such as congential, developmental, or acquired. Assessment may include consideration of the physical status of the oral and vocal mechanisms, breathing patterns, vocabulary, language structure, articulation, voice quality, fluency, auditory processing, language integration, written language and such other parameters as may be deemed appropriate. Analyzes client’s data and interprets test results to physicians.
  • Provides remedial treatment in both individual and group settings for children and adults with the above communication and swallowing disorders, utilizing clinical techniques appropriate to each type of disorder. Uses complex decision making to analyze each patient’s problems and develop treatment interventions to maximize function in daily living activities.
  • Recommends, designs, and/or implements augmentative methods of communication such as communication boards and mechanical devices when oral and/or aural communication is not possible. This is done in conjunction with the patient, family and/or others.
  • Provides information about the communication disorders to patients, families and others.
  • Designs and establishes home programs and other activities which may be used for carryover or reinforcement of the therapy program.
Position Qualifications:
Required License/Certification/Education:
  • Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology.
  • Current MA Speech Pathology license.
  • Member of ASHA (American Speech Hearing Association).
Required Experience/Skills:
  • Attainment of the certificate of clinical competence. This typically takes one year.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skill; demonstrated clinical knowledge.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to work cooperatively with all members of the healthcare team.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Standards of Respect: