The staff Speech-Language Pathologist position is located in the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Service of the VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS). The primary site for delivery is in a veteran's home or other residence such as a care facility. Some clinical activities may be completed via telehealth and some patient visits may be in person on the Mather campus. Some of the duties may include but are not limited to the followingLearn more about this agency
The incumbent is responsible for independent diagnostic assessment and evaluation of cases that are referred to the Speech-Language Pathology Section without limitation as to difficulty or complexity. The incumbent will be responsible to conduct interviews with the patients and appropriate family members or friends; and to select, administer and interpret the diagnostic test results necessary to detect and evaluate the presence of a speech, language, voice, fluency, communicative, cognitive, and/or swallowing disorder.
The incumbent is responsible for (1) assessing patient conditions from examination, observation and consultation with other members of an interdisciplinary health care team; (2) utilizing diagnostic and evaluative procedures and techniques consistent with contemporary speech-language pathology practice, (3) developing an appropriate plan of care and delivering treatment as designed and consistent with principles of evidence-based practice, (4) documenting evaluation and treatment actions and outcomes in appropriate formats in a timely manner, in accordance with facility policy, and completing all related administrative tasks, and (5) reporting the findings to Veterans and their families, and to professional colleagues.
The incumbent is responsible for planning, conducting, coordinating, and monitoring the effectiveness and clinical outcomes of patient-centered treatment and rehabilitative services to maximize and restore physical and social functioning to the greatest extent possible. Treatment may be provided to individuals or to a group of Veterans, led either by the incumbent independently or by the incumbent in collaboration with other related professionals.
The incumbent 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-communicative disorders, and swallowing disorders. The incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.
NOTE: A current, valid, unrestricted driver's license and the ability to operate a GSA vehicle for community home visits is required for this position.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
Bargaining Unit: Yes
76% or greater - Regular travel required between duty station and residences of homebound patients. Government (GSA) car provided.
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