Speech-language pathologist is responsible for developing and implementing therapeutic speech and language development program and services. He/she is also examines, tests, diagnose and administers treatments for patients with speech and language disorders, hearing disorders and or motor disorders. Speech-language pathologist shall be responsible for observing and evaluating diagnostic and treatment effects and communicating results with the appropriate medical and health care staff
Demonstrates responsibility for Patient Safety as measured by proper patient positioning and instruction, safe infection control methods, accuracy of patient identification, follow up on Safety Intelligence (SI) events, SBAR handoff technique.
Demonstrates ability to perform Accurate and Reliable Patient Care utilizing Rehab equipment and proper technique according to established departmental procedures and protocols to plan, organize and conduct programs designed to help patients regain receptive and expressive language skills, speech fluency, vocal and oral motor competence, articulation and auditory skills as measured by patient outcome.
Demonstrates ability to test and evaluate patients for therapeutic speech and language development needs; assesses availability of in-clinic or on-site facilities, equipment or services. Monitors patient progress throughout treatment; prepares and maintains records and reports as appropriate. Facilitates behavior management in patients and families as appropriate.
Minimum of Masters of Science or a Masters of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from an accredited university. All course work for ASHA certification in Speech–Language Pathology must be complete. Must have a North Carolina license in Speech-Language Pathology or be eligible for same. A certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology awarded by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association is required. Current American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Healthcare Provider status is required upon hire.
Experience: Oneyear of experience preferred.
Complexity of Duties and Responsibilities
Job activities are fairly complex and highly diversified but are structured within a predefined work routine. Involves the exercise of judgment in the analysis of facts or conditions regarding patient care or hospital problems to determine what action should be taken within the specifications of standard practice.
About the Outer Banks HospitalLocated in the beautiful coastal town of Nags Head, NC. The Outer Banks Hospital offers high-quality care in a compassionate environment—it’s what we’re known for on the Outer Banks.We opened in March 2002 as a joint venture between Vidant Health and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. Our facility includes eighteen acute care medical-surgical beds, two labor and delivery.../recovery/post-partum beds, a level II nursery bed, a designated caesarian section room, three operating rooms, outpatient and diagnostic services along with a 24-hour emergency department. Affiliated with The Outer Banks Hospital is The Outer Banks Medical Group (a Vidant Medical Group partner) which is comprised of eight physician practices. As a community hospital, we offer a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services. We meet the health care needs of our coastal community, whose year-round population of 35,000 swells to 250,000 in the summer months. We welcome you to make a difference with us and become a part of a collaborative community that touches lives, including yours.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.