Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

Speech Language Pathologist Job Description

February 7th, 2020

Also called Speech Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists assess, diagnose, and treat patients with language, speech, and swallowing disorders. They may assist those who have suffered injury or emotional trauma, as well as those with birth defects.

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We are searching for a reliable and innovative Speech Language Pathologist to join our excellent medical team. The Speech Language Pathologist’s responsibilities include assessing and diagnosing disorders, developing treatment plans, monitoring patients' progress, and liaising with Counselors and other healthcare professionals. You should be able to develop holistic treatment plans and provide support to the patient as well as their loved ones.

To be successful as a Speech Language Pathologist, you should demonstrate a passion for language, biology, and science. Exceptional Speech Language Pathologists should be self-starters with superb attention to detail and the ability to foster lasting connections with patients.

Speech Language Pathologist Responsibilities:

  • Performing assessments and diagnoses, and developing treatment plans for language and swallowing disorders.
  • Liaising with family members, Counselors, Teachers, Psychologists, Doctors, and other professionals to design holistic treatments.
  • Combining traditional therapies with new and innovative techniques.
  • Providing support and advice to patients, their caregivers, and family.
  • Compiling extensive notes on patients' progress and adjusting therapies and treatment plans where necessary.
  • Providing workshops and training to Speech Language Pathology students.
  • Motivating patients, especially when progress is slow and they seem despondent.
  • Maintaining patient databases and meticulously updating medical records.
  • Establishing networks with other Speech Language Pathologists and healthcare professionals by attending regular conferences and events.
  • Staying abreast of developments in Speech Language Pathology and in the broader medical field.

Speech Language Pathologist Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy, or equivalent.
  • Experience with specific disorders and age groups may be required.
  • A relevant license and certification.
  • In-depth understanding of speech and swallowing disorders.
  • Practical experience with database management systems may be an advantage.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and innovative thinking.
  • Superb research and networking abilities.
  • A willingness to connect with patients and their families.
  • The ability to perform house calls when required.

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