The Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant provides diagnosis for patients/residents with communication disorders and swallowing deficits,
treatment planning & implementation, as well as preparing reports detailing progress. Consult with rehab team in order to coordinate the most
effective Speech-Language program.
The Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant contributes to the accomplishment of Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant practices and
objectives that will provide a high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, and goal
Optimize speech and language ability skills among patients with a variety of speech and language disorders by carrying out the
- Provide quality patient care to patients who could benefit from intervention as prescribed by a state approved referral source and as recommended by the evaluating speech and language pathologist.
- Work under the supervision of a speech and language pathologist.
- Follow the written plan of care as recommended by the evaluating speech and language pathologist.
- Complete appropriate documentation of daily SOAP notes showing the progress toward identified objectives and goals (as
- indicated by the evaluating speech and language pathologist).
- Communicate patient status and needs to the supervising speech and language pathologist, as well as any other applicable professional.
- Participates in supervisory meetings, in-service trainings, and departmental meetings in order to receive and/or convey information about patients, treatments, and company updates for all procedures and policies.
- Demonstrate flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances, ensuring to enhance and expand patient relations with the company and other staff.
- Perform other related duties as assigned in order to maintain productivity.
- Comply with the State Licensing Board of California, Title 22, CMS, and California Labor Board Guidelines.
- Must comply with company rules, policies and procedures
- Assumes other duties as assigned.
Physical Job Description:
These physical demands are representative to the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant job.
- See projects through to completion.
- Recommend and implement improvements to processes increasing efficiency.
- Mathematical ability sufficient to add, subtract, multiply, divide, and figure averages.
- Ability to communicate effectively by telephone and in meetings and discussions.
Essential Physical Tasks:
- Ability to bend, reaches, or assists to transfer up to 100 lbs.
- Ability to stand and/or work 80% of an 8-hour shift.
- Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions.
- Standard SLP supplies
- Computer keyboard
- Out Patient Clinic setting
- No unusual exposures.
- Safety precautions must be taken at all times.
- Licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant for the State of California, or eligible.
- Must have valid CPR certification
- Must have a completed physical examination from a licensed physician.
- Must have a negative TB skin test within the past year OR a clear Chest X-ray within the past five years.
Knowledge, skills and Experience:
To perform the Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required of the company Speech- Language Pathologist Assistant. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Entry-level to Experienced.
- Excellent computer skills, including Word and Excel in a Microsoft Windows environment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
- Travel as needed.
- Must be able to gather, analyze information timely and skillfully.