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    Summary

    This position is located in the Audiology and Speech Pathology Service within the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Affairs Hospital, South Texas Veterans Affairs Health Care System (STVHCS). The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the medical center including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the service but will be concentrated with respect to the outpatient Polytrauma clinic and Audie L. Murphy Veterans Affairs Hospital outpatient clinic. Incumbent is a staff speech-language pathologist at the full performance level.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

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    Responsibilities

    Incumbent is a staff speech-language pathologist and performs functions associated with contemporary speech-language pathology practice. Incumbent functions at the full performance level. In carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position, the incumbent: uses a wide range of knowledge of, and skill in applying, a wide range of theories, principles, and methodologies in the practice of speech-language pathology to a wide range of populations; develops coherent treatment strategies; incorporates new clinical procedures sufficient to perform clinical services independently; conducts assessments, provides treatment interventions, and provides consultation to other health care professionals; has knowledge of speech-language pathology instrumentation; has knowledge of principles and techniques used in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems, diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia, and cognitive-communication disorders with emphasis on patients with history of TBI; has knowledge of principles and techniques used in voice disorders including laryngeal and trach/ventilator-dependent patients to perform functions associated with contemporary speech-language pathology scope of practice; exercises independent clinical judgment and adapts clinical procedures and techniques to accommodate age-specific and unique patient conditions, needs, and expectations; consults with physicians and other health care practitioners related to diagnostic evaluation and treatment; documents in the medical record: evaluates, diagnosis and clinical opinion, treatment plans, outcomes of treatment, changes in functional status, and patient/family education; attends interdisciplinary team meetings; participates with other health care practitioners to address the global needs of the patient, advises on diagnosis and treatment.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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