Assesses, diagnoses and treats disorders of Speech; articulation, fluency, and voice, Language; including expressive communication in oral, written, graphic and manual modalities, Oral, pharyngeal cervical esophageal and related functions including; swallowing disorders, oral function for feeding and orofacial myofunctional disorders, cognitive aspects of communication; including communication disability and other functional disabilities associated with cognitive impairment, Social aspects of communication; including challenging behavior, ineffective social skills, lack of communication opportunities. Is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the plan of care for the person served. Performs and directs administration of all speech therapy modalities & collaborates throughout the process with the person served, his/her family and the interdisciplinary team.
EDUCATION: M.S.or M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology, Communicative Disorders or equivalent certified program.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current ASHA and New Mexico Speech & Language Pathology or current Clinical Fellowship Licensure required. BLS issued through American Heart Association certification required.
SKILLS: Demonstrates accountability and skills in assessment/evaluation, decision making and time management. Should have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 2 years post CFY experience (preferred) or current Clinical Fellowship License. Atleast one year of previous clinical experience with neurologically impaired adults and dysphagia, including radiologic assessment. (preferred). .
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
Responsible to: Director/Manager, Rehabilitation Services
ENVIRONMENT: Works in a clean, well lighted, ventilated smoke-free environment. Potential exposure to communicable diseases, combative patients and hazardous chemicals. Minimal X-ray exposure. Subject to stressful professional relationships.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Good physical condition.Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing and walking. Lifts, positions, and transfers patients and manipulates occupied equipment. Lifts supplies or equipment up to 50 lbs. Potential strains resulting from lifting heavy patients and equipment.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.