This position is located in the Audiology & Speech Pathology Service at the Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Outpatient Clinic, Columbus, Ohio. The duties and responsibilities are carried out throughout the clinic including all clinical and other patient care areas involved with the service.Learn more about this agency
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
The speech-language pathologist at this level plans, conducts, and coordinates all aspects of diagnostic assessments and evaluations and therapeutic and rehabilitative services for speech, language, voice, fluency, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. Major duties include:
- Independent diagnostic assessment and evaluation of cases that are referred for Speech Pathology Services without limitation as to difficulty or complexity;
- Conducts interviews with the patients and appropriate family members and/or friends, selects, administers and interprets the diagnostic test necessary to detect and evaluate any type of speech, language, voice and/or swallowing disorders;
- Utilizes all diagnostic and evaluative procedures common to speech pathology;
- Keeps up-to-date with all new developments in speech pathology by reading professional journals and by communicating with other professionals in their field;
- Assesses patient condition from close observation and consultation with other members of the patient treatment team;
- Develops plans for a course of therapy to resolve or minimize speech-related communication conditions that present serious problems to social contacts, educational development or employment opportunities;
- Administers tests of voice and speech; phonetic analysis of speech designed to identify and evaluate patterns of misarticulation, such as distortions and omissions of sounds, as well as phonemic substitutions, including patterns of variation and speech sound articulation; and identification of phonetic and semantic factors related to this variation;
- Adjusts treatment plan to patient response and indicators of progress;
- Serves as a consultant to other facility personnel involving the most difficult and complex cases and is a recognized subject matter expert on matters related to speech, language voice, fluency, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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